Sondheim Hall 412
Accepting new students for Fall 2013
Behavioral Medicine/Community and Applied Social Psychology
Dr. Bediako explores psychosocial aspects of sickle cell disease, a genetic blood disorder. His current research interests focus on how social psychological factors, particularly interpersonal processes, affect pain and health care utilization in adults. Dr. Bediako is presently supported by an Innovators in Academic Hemoglobinopathies Career Development Award from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute that examines clinical implications of sickle cell disease stigma. He works closely with the Johns Hopkins Sickle Cell Clinic for Adults, and is actively engaged in international research on sickle cell disease with colleagues in Bahrain, Brazil, Jamaica and the United Kingdom.
Bediako, S.M., & Moffitt, K.R. (2011). Race and social attitudes about sickle cell disease. Ethnicity & Health. 16, 4-5, 423-429.
Bediako, S.M., & Neblett, E.W. (2011). Optimism and perceived stress in sickle cell disease: The role of an Afrocultural social ethos. Journal of Black Psychology, 37, 234-253.
Bediako, S. M., Lattimer, L., Haywood, Jr., C., Ratanawongsa, N., Lanzkron, S., & Beach M. C. (in press). Religious coping and hospital admissions among adults with sickle cell disease Journal of Behavioral Medicine.
Bediako, S. M., & Neblett, E. W. (in press). Optimism and perceived stress in sickle cell disease: The role of an Afrocultural social ethos. Journal of Black Psychology.
Bediako, S. M. (2010). Psychosocial predictors of employment status among African American adults with sickle cell disease. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.
Bediako, S. M., & Haywood, C. Jr., (2009). Sickle cell disease in a “post-racial” America. Journal of the National Medical Association, 101, 1065-1066.
Bediako, S. M., Lavender, A., & Yasin, Z. (2007). Racial centrality and health care utilization among African American adults with sickle cell disease. Journal of Black Psychology, 33, 422-438.