Photo taken at a meeting with the dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, David Richardson

Dr. Tucker’s two research teams (i.e., the Behavioral Medicine Research Team and the Health Psychology Research Team) implement her ambitious research agenda while providing invaluable “real world,” hands-on research training experiences to over 60 undergraduate students and up to 8 graduate students each year. All members of Dr. Tucker’s research teams learn how to conduct culturally sensitive, community participatory, qualitative and quantitative research by being involved in all aspects of the research process. The research attitudes, knowledge, and skills acquired by members of Dr. Tucker’s research teams help realize her aspiration of preparing the next generation of first-rate, culturally sensitive researchers. Below are descriptions of Dr. Tucker’s two research teams. Information about current and recent past research projects for both teams can be found on the UF Health Disparities Research and Intervention Program website.

Post-Doctoral Associates:

Kelechi Ibe-Lamberts, Ph.D.

Dr. Ibe-Lamberts is currently a postdoctoral research fellow for Dr. Carolyn Tucker’s research lab. At the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, he received his PhD. in Community Health, his M.S. in Public Health, and his B.S. in Community Health.

His research interests are:

  • Health disparities
  • Minority health
  • Cultural and behavioral health
  • Immigrant health
  • Community-based research
  • Health & aging

He is originally from Nigeria but raised in Chicago, Illinois. He self-identifies as a Transnational African Immigrant and fosters a research agenda that is focused on health behaviors and outcomes in culturally diverse Black Immigrant communities, specifically transnational communities!