Tawanda Greer-Medley | Psychology | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Liberal Arts

Tawanda Greer-Medley

Associate Professor, Counseling Psychology

Tawanda Greer-Medley

Office: Life Science II 222C
Phone: (618) 453-3573
Email: tmgreer@siu.edu

Dr. Greer-Medley’s research program is designed to enhance our understanding of chronic sociocultural stressors that contribute to adverse health consequences for African American adult populations. She emphasizes coping efforts as mediators and moderators of the relation between chronic stressors and health outcomes.  A further aspect of her work is the examination of provider racial biases and their contribution to disparate treatment decisions, and other health-related consequences..

In addition to being an active scholar, she has taught several courses at the undergraduate level that were designed to enhance student learning of theory and research on the political, health, and economic consequences of social inequities in the United States. Her teaching at the graduate level has consisted of practicum courses in adult psychotherapy, as well as courses in psychological assessment and interventions.

Dr. Greer-Medley is currently an Associate Editor for the Journal of Black Psychology, and has served as an ad hoc reviewer for numerous peer-reviewed journals in medicine, and sociology. Her professional affiliations have included the American Psychological Association, the Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues (American Psychological Association's Division 45), and the Association for Psychological Science.

Visit her Critical Race and Health Studies Lab

Ph.D., Southern Illinois University

Representative Publications:
(*) Asterisk Connotes Graduate Student

Greer, T.M., & Spalding, A.* (in press). The role of age in understanding the psychological effects of   racism for African Americans. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology.

Greer, T.M., Brondolo, E. , Amuzu, E.*, & Kaur, A.* (in press).  Cognitive Behavioral Models, Measures, and Treatments for Stress in African Americans. In Chang, Downey, Hirsch, & Yu (Eds). Cognitive-Behavioral Models, Measures, and Treatments for Depression, Anxiety, and Stress in Ethnic Racial Minorities.  Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.  

Greer, T.M. (2016).  Age influences  the effects of provider racial biases on adherence to hypertension treatment and blood pressure control for African Americans.  Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 27(2), 604-621.

Greer, T.M., Ricks, J.*, & Baylor, A.* (2015). Coping strategies as moderators of the effects of intragroup race-related stressors on academic performance and overall stress levels for African American college students, Journal of Black Psychology41, 565-585.

Greer, T.M., Brondolo, E., & Brown, P.* (2014). Systemic racism moderates effects of provider racial biases on adherence to hypertension treatment for African Americans.  Health Psychology, 33 (1), 35-42.

Greer, T.M., Vendemia, J.M.C., & Stancil, M.* (2012). Neural correlates of race-related social evaluations for African Americans and White Americans.  Neuropsychology, 26(6), 704-712.

Greer, T.M. (2011). Coping strategies as moderators of the relation between individual race-related stress and mental health symptoms for African American women.  Psychology of Women Quarterly, 35(2), 215-226.