Dr. Camilla Nonterah is a counseling psychologist by training whose research and clinical interests focus on behavioral medicine. She completed her pre-doctoral clinical psychology residency at Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston Consortium and earned her doctorate from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Dr. Nonterah’s research focuses primarily on physical and mental health in underserved groups and minority populations and is guided by a multicultural framework. Her specific research interests can be summarized in three main areas. A major portion of her work focuses on the psychosocial aspects of chronic illness by examining health disparities and health equity, health behaviors, treatment seeking, and mental health associated with end-stage organ disease and solid organ transplantation. Her second interest focuses on the impact of culture and race on mental and physical health by examining contributors to poor health and psychological dysfunction. Dr. Nonterah’s third area of research examines positive health behaviors from a positive psychology perspective, particularly within an African context and through cross-cultural comparisons.