Associate Professor, Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy, Rutgers University
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Dawne M. Mouzon (Ph.D., M.A. in Sociology, Rutgers University; M.P.H. in Epidemiology, UMDNJ/Rutgers-School of Public Health) is a sociologist and Associate Professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. Her work largely focuses on physical and mental health disparities facing low-income communities and communities of color. Dr. Mouzon has written a series of papers on the Black-White paradox in mental health, or the unexpected finding that Black Americans typically exhibit better mental health outcomes than Whites despite their lower socioeconomic standing and greater exposure to racial discrimination. Dr. Mouzon is also engaged in ongoing research investigating the roles of racial discrimination on physical and mental health outcomes among African Americans and U.S.-born and foreign-born Afro-Caribbeans. She directs the Bloustein Honors Research Program, a yearlong program that trains undergraduate students on how to conduct and write up independent research projects.