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Camilla Nonterah
Assistant Professor of Health Psychology

My research focuses primarily on promoting physical and mental health in underserved groups and minority populations and is guided by a multicultural framework.  My specific research interests can be summarized in three main areas. A major portion of my work focuses on the psychosocial aspects of chronic illness by examining health disparities, health behaviors, treatment seeking and mental health in solid organ transplantation. My second interest focuses on the impact of culture and race on mental and physical health by examining contributors to poor health and psychological dysfunction. My third area of research examines positive health behaviors from a positive psychology perspective, particularly within an African context and through cross-cultural comparisons. 


Traino, H. M., West, S. M., & Nonterah, C. W., St Clair Russell, J., & Yuen, E. (2017). Communicating about Choices in Transplantation (COACH): Results of a pilot test using matched controls. Progress in Transplantation, 27, 31-38. doi:10.1177/1526924816679844

Nonterah, C. W., Garthe, R. C., Reid, C. A., Worthington, E. L., Jr., Davis, D. E., Hook, J. N., Van Tongeren, D. R., & Griffin, B. J. (2016). The Impact of stress on fluctuations in relational Humility as couples transition to parenthood. Personality and Individual Differences, 101, 276–281. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2016.06.016

Worthington, E. L., Jr., Griffin, B. J., Toussaint, L. L., Nonterah, C. W., Utsey, S. O., & Garthe, R. C. (2016). Forgiveness as a catalyst for psychological, physical, and spiritual resilience in disasters and crises. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 44, 152-165.

Traino, H. M., Nonterah, C. W., Gupta, G., & Mincemoyer, J. (2016). Living kidney donors' information needs and preferences. Progress in Transplantation, 26, 47-54. doi:10.1177/1526924816633943

Traino, H.M., Nonterah, C. W., Cyrus, W. J., Gillespie, A., Urbanski, M., & Adair-Kriz, M. (2015). Disparities in the completion of steps to kidney transplantation: A protocol for a systematic review. BMJ Open, 5, 1-4. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008677.

Nonterah, C. W., Hahn, N. C., Utsey, S. O., Hooks, J., Abrams, J.A., Hubbard, R., & Opare-Henaku, A. (2015). Fear of negative evaluation as a mediator of the relation between academic stress, anxiety and depression in a sample of Ghanaian college students. Psychology and Developing Societies, 27, 125-142. doi:10.1177/0971333614564747.

Cole, N. N., Nonterah, C. W., Utsey, S. O., Hooks, J., Hubbard, R., Opare-Henako, A., & Fischer, N. (2014). Predictor and moderator effects of ego-resilience and mindfulness on the relationship between academic stress and psychological well-being in a sample of Ghanaian college students. Journal of Black Psychology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0095798414537939.

Nonterah, C. W., Jensen, B. J., Perrin, P. B., Stevens, L. F., Cabrera, T. V., Jimenez-Maldonado, M., & Arango-Lasprilla, J. C. (2013). The influence of TBI impairments on family caregiver mental health in Mexico. Brain Injury, 27, 1287-1293. doi:10.3109/02699052.2013.812243.

Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University 2017
Counseling Psychology
M.A., Central Connecticut State University 2009
General Psychology
B.A., Concordia College 2005
Contact Information
203-A Richmond Hall
(804) 289-8128
Areas of Expertise
Health disparities
Multicultural and cross-cultural aspects of mental and physical health
Psychosocial aspects of chronic illness
Solid organ transplantation
Positive psychology