Center for Healthy Minds Speaker Series Event
April 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dr. Angela Neal-Barnett is a national award-winning psychologist, professor, and leading expert on anxiety disorders among Black Americans. The first African American woman to be tenured and promoted to the rank of Full Professor in Kent State University’s Department of Psychological Sciences and in the College of Arts and Sciences, she directs the Program for Research on Anxiety Disorders among African Americans (PRADAA. Dr. Neal-Barnett’s current work focuses on Sisters Offering Support (SOS) sister circles for anxiety across the lifespan and the role of race and stress in Black infant mortality.
The recipient of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America’s Jerilyn Ross Clinician Advocate Award, Dr. Neal-Barnett has received numerous federal, state, and foundation funding including grants from the National Institute of Mental Health, National Science Foundation, Women’s Endowment Fund of the Akron Community Foundation, Ohio Commission on Minority Health, Sisters of Charity Foundation and the Mount Sinai HealthCare Foundation. She is the architect and developer of the Build Your Own Theme Song© App; mobile technology that assists middle school Black girls in reducing anxiety and the author of Soothe Your Nerves: The Black Woman’s Guide to Understanding and Overcoming Anxiety, Panic and Fear (Fireside/Simon and Schuster). During these dual pandemics, Self.com named Soothe Your Nerves as one of the 9 books to read to help manage your emotions. Essence magazine and essence.com named it a book to help Black women practice self-care.
An international workshop presenter and speaker, Dr. Neal-Barnett’s work bridges the gap between academia and the real world. She has published in numerous psychological journals including Journal of the National Medical Association; Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, Clinical Psychology Science and Practice, Journal of Anxiety Disorders and the Journal of Affective Disorders. Her work has been featured on CNN, NBC, NPR, PBS, Fox News,The Blend, SIRUSXM Doctor’s Radio, BET, and the Harvard Business Review Podcast Series The Anxious Achiever as well as in O, The Oprah Magazine, Harvard Business Review, WebMD Magazine, Essence, US News and World Report and the New York Times.
Dr. Neal-Barnett received her B.A. from Mount Union College (University of Mount Union) and her MA and Ph.D. from DePaul University. She resides in OH and is the proud mother of a 2020 college graduate. For more information on Dr. Neal-Barnett follow her on Twitter @dranjela.