Associate Dean of Research, CSSH
Professor of Health Sciences and Sociology
Public Mental Health
Refugee and Immigrant Health
Alisa K. Lincoln is an Inter-disciplinary Professor of Sociology and Health Sciences, the Director of the Institute for Health Equity and Social Justice Research at Northeastern University, And Associate Dean of Research in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities. Professor Lincoln’s research examines the way that social exclusion and marginalization both contributes to and is a consequence of poor health, and specifically mental health. She examines questions related to social factors and their relationships with mental health and mental health services focusing on how social disadvantage impacts people’s mental health and their experiences and outcome in mental health care. Her work has examined public mental health services, racial and ethnic disparities and health, and literacy and health.
Her current work includes:
Her multiple research teams also prioritize the inclusion of students through a shared mentorship approach including undergraduates, master’s level, doctoral level and post-doctoral students. She has over 20 years of continuous research funding from sources including NIMH, NIMHD, SAMHSA, and NIJ. Finally, she is the Chair of the Mental Health Section of the American Sociological Association, and an Elected Fellow in the New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) and the American Psycho-Pathological Association (APPA).
Alegria, M., Nakash, O., Johnson, K., Ault-Brutus, A., Carson, N., Fillbrunn, Wang, Y., Cheng, A., Harris, T., Polo, A., Lincoln, A.,… Shrout, P. (2018). Effectiveness of the DECIDE interventions in patient-provider shared-decision making and quality of care. JAMA Psychiatry. 75(4), 325-335. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2017.4585
Alegria, M., Trinh-Shevrin, C., Chung, B., Ault, A., Lincoln, A. K., & Wells, K. (2017). CBPR in Health Care Settings. In Wallerstein (Ed.), Duran (Ed.), Oetzel (Ed.) and Minkler (Ed.) Community-Based Participatory Research in Health: Advancing Social and Health Equity.
Beatriz E. D., Lincoln A., Alder J., Daley N., Simmons F., Ibeh K.,…Molnar B. E. (2018) Evaluation of a teen dating violence prevention intervention among urban middle-school youth using Youth Participatory Action Research: Lessons learned from Start Strong Boston. Journal of Family Violence, 33(8): 563-578. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10896-018-9981-4
Cook, B. L., Zuvekas, S. H., Chen, J., Progavac, A., & Lincoln, A. K. (2017) Assessing the individual, neighborhood, and policy predictors of disparities in mental health care. Medical Care Research and Review. 74 (4), 404-430. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077558716646898
Ellis, H. B. Abdi, S., Lazarevic, V., White, M. T., Lincoln, A. K., Stern, J., & Horgan, J. G. (2016). Relation of psychosocial factors to diverse behaviors and attitudes among Somali refugees. American Journal Of Orthopsychiatry, 86(4), 393-408. https://doi.org/10.1037/ort0000121
Ellis, H. B., Abdi, S. M., Miller, A. B., White, M. T., & Lincoln, A. K. (2015). Protective factors for violence perpetration in Somali youth: The role of community belonging and neighborhood cohesion. Psychology of Violence. 5(4), 384-392. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0039610
Ellis, B. H., Lincoln, A. K., Abdi, S. M., Nimmons, E. A., Lakin, P. R., Issa, O., & Decker, S. H. (2018). “We all have stories”: Black Muslim immigrants’ experience with the police. Race and Justice, 1-22. https://doi.org/10.1177/2153368718754638
Lincoln, A. K., & Adams, W. (2016) Understandings of community among people using publicly funded community mental health services. Advances in Medical Sociology, 17, 147-174. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1057-629020160000017006
Lincoln, A. K., Adams, W., Eyllon, M., Garverich, S., Prener, C., Griffith, J.,… & Hopper, K. (2017). The double-stigma of limited literacy and mental illness: Examining barriers to recovery and participation among public mental health service users. Society and Mental Health, 7(3), 121-141. https://doi.org/10.1177/2156869317707001
Lincoln, A. K., Arford, T., Doran, M., Hopper, K. & Guyer, M. (2015). Brief report: A preliminary examination of the meaning and impact of limited literacy in the lives of people with serious mental illness. Journal of Community Psychology, 43(3), 315–320. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.21680
Lincoln, A. K., Borg, R., & Delman, J. (2014). Developing a community-based participatory research model to engage transition age youth using mental health service in research. Family and Community Health, 38(1), 87-97. https://doi.org/10.1097/FCH.0000000000000054
Lincoln, A. K., Lazarevic, V., White, M. T., & Ellis, H. B. (2015). The Impact of acculturation style and acculturative hassles on the mental health of Somali adolescent refugees. Journal Of Immigrant And Minority Health, 18(4), 771-778. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10903-015-0232-y
Lincoln, A. K., Wallace, L., Kaminski, M.S., Lindeman, K., Aulier, L., & Delman, J. (2016). Understanding the frequent use of psychiatric emergency services: A community-based participatory research approach. Community Mental Health Journal. 52(8), 1015-1021. https//doi.org/10.1007/s10597-016-9989-2
Prener, C., & Lincoln, A. K. (2015). “Whose job is it, anyway?”: Examining urban emergency medical services and “psych calls”. American Journal Of Orthopsychiatry, 85(6), 612-619. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/ort0000077
Schmidt, N. M., Lincoln, A. K., Nguyen, Q. C., Acevedo-Garcia, D., & Osypuk, T. L. (2014). Examining mediators of housing mobility on adolescent asthma: Results from a housing voucher experiment. Social Science & Medicine, 107, 136-144. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.02.020
Weine, E. R., Kim, S. N., & Lincoln, A. K. (2015). Understanding lay assessments of alcohol use disorder: Need for treatment and associated stigma. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 51(1), 98-105. https://doi-org.ezproxy.neu.edu/10.1093/alcalc/agv069