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Darrell L. Hudson

Assistant Professor
PhD, University of Michigan
Darrell L. Hudson

Phone: 314-935-3517


Research interests:

Racial/ethnic health disparities

Social determinants of health

Social mobility

Stress and health
Mental health


Darrell Hudson is an assistant professor in Public Health at the Brown School. Hudson also holds a joint appointment with the Washington University Department of Psychiatry and is a Faculty Scholar with the Institute for Public Health.
His research focuses on racial/ethnic health disparities and the role of social determinants of health, particularly how socioeconomic position and social context, affect health and health disparities. Hudson is currently investigating why – despite greater exposure to stress, lower levels of SEP, and bearing a disproportionate burden of physical health disparities – data show African Americans to have lower rates of depression compared to white Americans.
Hudson’s research includes studies examining racial/ethnic differences in depression, including the effects of socioeconomic position, racial discrimination, and coping behaviors on depression.
He teaches courses in Social Epidemiology, Health Behavior and Health Promotion as well as Popular Culture and Public Health at the Brown School. He also co-directs the Collaboration on Race, Inequality, and Social Mobility in America (CRISMA) at Washington University. 

Prior to his faculty appointment, Hudson completed a postdoctoral fellowship with the Kellogg Health Scholars Program at the University of California at San Francisco/Berkeley.He earned his MPH and PhD from University of Michigan.

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