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Janelle R. Goodwill

Assistant Professor of Social Work, Policy, and Practice, University of Chicago

My research focuses on mental health promotion and suicide prevention among Black Americans and other historically understudied groups.


  • 2020–present
    Assistant Professor, University of Chicago Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice


  • 2020 
    University of Michigan , PhD in Social Work & Psychology


  • 2021
    Black youth’s experiences with feelings of worthlessness, parent relationships, and suicide: Findings from a national probability survey, Journal of Adolescent Health
  • 2020
    Association between perceived public stigma and suicidal behaviors among college students of color in the US, Journal of Affective Disorders
  • 2020
    Testing for measurement invariance across gender in the 12-item CES-D: An investigation among a nationally representative sample of African Americans, Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology
  • 2019
    Media representations of popular culture figures and the construction of Black masculinities, Psychology of Men and Masculinities
  • 2019
    Everyday discrimination, depressive symptoms, and suicide ideation among African American men., Archives of Suicide Research
  • 2018
    An exploratory study of stress and coping among Black college men., American Journal of Orthopsychiatry

Professional Memberships

  • Society for Social Work and Research
  • American Public Health Association
  • Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues