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Ann Kathleen Hoard Burlew University of Cincinnati, OH, USA, Development Resource Centre, Wellington

 Ann Kathleen Burlew, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Cincinnati. She received her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Michigan in 1974 and later completed postdoctoral training in clinical psychology. Her areas of specialization include health and social behavior, clinical psychology, and program evaluation, especially intervention research. Her current research interests include the efficacy of interventions for at-risk youth, efficacy of family interventions for children of substance abusers, the diagnosis of schizophrenia and other disorders in African American patients, the accuracy of self-report in substance abuse research, and psychosocial correlates of sickle cell disease. She has served as Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Black Psychology and has co-edited and co-authored several book, including African American Psychology: Theory, Research, & Practice (Sage 1992), Reflections on Black Psychology, and Minority Issues in Mental Health.