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  • Kameron Franklin Sheats, PhD


    Contact Information

    The Satcher Health Leadership Institute
    Morehouse School of Medicine
    720 Westview Drive, SW
    NCPC, Suite 238
    Atlanta, Georgia 30310-1495
    Email: ksheats@msm.edu

    Dr. Kameron Franklin Sheats is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio and a graduate of The Seven Hills School. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2004 within the Johnson C. Smith University Honor’s College where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and class salutatorian.

    During her undergraduate studies, Dr. Sheats completed several international research experiences. Her UNCF/Berbeco Senior Research Fellowship in Dakar, Senegal focused on the perceptions of racial discrimination of Senegalese students planning to study in the U.S. She completed an internship with the University of Michigan Population Fellows Program focused on program planning and capacity building for grassroots and community-based HIV/AIDS organizations in Johannesburg, South Africa. Dr. Sheats was awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Grant for 2004-2005 which funded her research examining the impact of racial identity and racial discrimination on self-esteem in the Dominican Republic and Trinidad and Tobago.

    Dr. Sheats earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology in 2010 at the University of Georgia where she was trained as a research scientist and cognitive-behavioral therapist. She completed her clinical internship at the Howard University Counseling Service and the Superior Court of Washington, D.C. Her graduate-level research focus included intimate relationship processes among African American adolescents and adults. She served as a research assistant for the Program for Strong African American Marriages, a community-based intervention program. She specifically examined the impact of spirituality upon relationship satisfaction and depressive symptoms for African American couples. She also served as a facilitator and research assistant for the Relationship Smarts Plus relationship education program for African American teens from economically disadvantaged families.

    As a Satcher Health Policy Leadership Fellow, Dr. Sheats continues to examine community-based intervention initiatives to improve mental healthcare for African Americans and other underserved communities world-wide.