Dr. Hammond is Assistant Professor of Health Behavior at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Gildings School of Global Public Health. Dr. Hammond is also a faculty member at UNC’s Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and Director of the UNC’s Men’s Health Research Lab. Most recently, she was appointed by President Obama to serve as a 2011-2012 White House Fellow to the Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel & Readiness and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta. Her community-based research focuses on psychosocial determinants of African American male health across the life-course with an emphasis on masculinity and racial discrimination’s combined impact on African American male health disparities, mental health, and healthcare system interactions. She is an American Psychological Association (APA) Minority and Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellow who received a Ph.D. and M.S. in Clinical Psychology and M.P.H. from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.