Contact Information

Email
Phone: (615) 322-5881
503 Wilson Hall

Office Hours

Wednesday 2-4pm, and by appointment

Education

PhD, UCLA

 

Hector Myers

Professor of Medicine, Health, and Society and Psychology

Hector Myers received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from UCLA and has spent more than 30 years as Professor of Clinical and Health Psychology and the past 7 years as Director of Clinical Training at UCLA. Dr. Myers has published extensively on biobehavioral and psychosocial factors contributing to ethnic disparities in health & mental health. He has maintained an active collaborative program of research including the first neurobehavioral sequelae of HIV/AIDS in African American men, on one of the largest longitudinal studies of HIV-positive women and their partners, on a clinical trial of a risk reduction intervention for women with histories of child sexual abuse, and on the NIMH collaborative multi-site trial of a risk reduction intervention for HIV-serodiscordant African American couples. Dr. Myers has also collaborated on several large clinical trials of Transcendental Meditation intervention with African American adults with hypertension, heart disease and diabetes, on a pilot randomized clinical trial testing the efficacy of Mindfulness Meditation and immune status in HIV/AIDS, as well as on an NIMH-funded multi-site clinical trial testing for ethnic differences in genetic and psychosocial factors affecting treatment response to Citalopram in adults with uncomplicated major depression.

Specializations

  • Clinical/Health Psychology
  • Ethnic disparities in chronic diseases and mental health
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Health Promotion and Risk Reduction Interventions