4W Director of Mental Health for African American Women, Faculty Director of Morgridge Center for Public Service
4135 Signe Skott Cooper Hall
Earlise Ward conducts community-based clinical research focused on older African American women’s mental health. Her research examines their beliefs about mental illness, whether these beliefs may serve as barriers to seeking mental health services, and coping behaviors in response to mental illness. This line of research is geared to develop more culturally appropriate and effective mental health interventions for older African American women.