HAMPLAB is a community of Faculty and students. Our research interests revolve around two major themes within the fields of social and health psychology, gerontology, and African studies. One focuses on the social determinants of health and the lifecourse. We study the patterns of health and health outcomes within minority communities.
The second focuses on cultural groundings for the experience of relationality. Inspired by decolonial perspectives in sciences, we study the implication of relationality for obligation of care. Our mission is to enhance the quality of life by improving the physical, mental, cultural health of aging minority folks through collaborative research, education, and services.