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Professor Erlanger Turner Represents UHD at a National Level

Erlanger Turner, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology, was recently elected to serve as chair-elect for the American Psychological Association's Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest (BAPPI). He will serve as BAPPI chair-elect for 2016 and chair for 2017.

"I am excited to be elected by my professional colleagues to serve as chair-elect 2016 and chair 2017," Turner said. "I have been an advocate for psychology since being a graduate student and my research is dedicated to improving the well-being of under-served ethnic minority groups. This is an honor to represent the interests of psychology and the public we serve."

Turner is also the recipient of the 2014 Judy E. Hall Ph.D. Early Career Psychologist Award. He is a clinical psychologist whose current research interests focus on health equity, ethnic minority mental health, access to behavioral health services for youth, and cultural competency in clinical practice. On top of that, his research involves measurement development and psychometric evaluation of psychological instruments.


The BAPPI encourages the generation and application of psychological knowledge on issues important to human well-being. BAPPI also focuses on aspects of psychology that involve solutions to the fundamental problems of human justice and promotes equitable and just treatment of all segments of society.

For more information, visit the American Psychological Association's BAPPI.