Dr. Faye Z. Belgrave

Faye Belgrave

Faye Z. Belgrave, Ph.D., is professor of psychology and the founding director of the Center for Cultural Experiences in Prevention at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her programmatic and research interests are in the areas of drug and HIV prevention among African Americans and other ethnic minorities. Much of her work has been conducted collaboratively with community organizations and is aimed at promoting positive youth development by increasing positive cultural values and preventing risky behaviors. This has included work on gender and culturally specific interventions. Dr. Belgrave has published extensively in the area of African American psychology and is an invited speaker on this topic. She has been recognized with many awards for her research, teaching, and service, including awards from the Association of Black Psychologists, the American Psychological Association, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration. Dr. Belgrave received her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland and her BS from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

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