Donte Bernard, PhD
Assistant Professor in the National Crime Victims Research & Treatment Center at the Medical University of South Carolina
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Donte Bernard is an Assistant Professor in the National Crime Victims Research & Treatment Center at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Bernard’s program of research seeks to understand the psychological (e.g., psychopathology; impostor phenomenon) and behavioral health consequences (e.g., maladaptive coping) of racism-related stress and trauma among Black adolescents and emerging adults. His research also aims to identify culturally relevant protective factors (e.g., racial identity) that may promote positive psychological adjustment across sensitive developmental periods in the face of racism-related adversity. Anchored by cultural ecological models recognizing the importance of risk and resilience at the individual and contextual level, his research leverages both quantitative and qualitative methods to validate the lived experiences of Black communities by inserting their voices, perspectives, and experiences into scholarly spaces that have otherwise been exclusionary.