UCLA Newsroom - July 1, 2020
Center Director Vickie Mays sat down with Stuart Wolpert to answer questions on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting Black Americans and her work on a bill requiring better data on the race and ethnicity of people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Read the interview here.
Contagion Live - May 25, 2020
Dr Vickie Mays speaks on social distancing requirements for COVID-19 from a clinical psychologist point of view.
See the interview here.
UCLA Newsroom - May 26, 2019
Dr Vickie Mays, featured as notable ethnic minority psychologist for her contributions HIV and AIDS research as part of the American Psychological Association’s Ethnicity and Health in America Series which focuses on chronic health condition relevant to a particular ethnic group honored during certain months during the year. Read more…
The Daily Bruin - November 17, 2015
Hundreds of students, faculty members, staff and alumni rallied in front of Powell Library Thursday afternoon, supporting students at the University of Missouri who are protesting racially charged incidents on their campus.
The Afrikan Student Union, which led the rally, and faculty members spoke to a crowd of 200 about the similarities between racial issues at the University of Missouri and UCLA. They also chanted “Black Bruins Matter” with posters and fists held in the air.
Read the full article here
LA TImes - December 8, 2014
As part of a UCLA-sponsored program which aims to understand how mobile phones and smartphones can be used to empower individuals to make lifestyle changes, several ladies from the Faithful Central Bible Church congregation were given a smartphone app to help them achieve their own heathy lifestyle goals. The app used each of the lady’s eating and activity patterns to deliver to her tailored advice on healthy diet and exercise habits.
Two studies within the UCLA-sponsored program are currently looking for volunteers. If you are interested in joining one of these studies or want more information please contact
Nabil Alshurafa: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jo-Ann Eastwood: email@example.com
To read a recent LA Times article highlighting the program click here.
FORBES - July 10, 2014
Center Director Vickie Mays mentioned in FORBES opinion piece on “Mental Illness and Reduction of Gun Violence and Suicide: Bringing Epidemiologic Research to Policy” article in Annals of Epidemiology. Continue reading…
Los Angeles Daily News - June 25, 2014
Center Director, Vickie Mays, offers praise on Rivers’ Handling of Donald Sterling scandal. Continue reading…
Los Angeles Times - April 13, 2013
Same-sex marriage is not recognized by the federal government, which creates complications for such couples. Here, experts give tips on navigating the health insurance marketplace. Continue reading…
The New Yorker - March 16, 2011
Women in Los Angeles County are becoming less healthy, and their well-being is expected to decline further because of the slumping economy and other factors that deter access to better food and exercise, according to a sweeping study released Wednesday. Continue reading…
Pasadena Star News - March 3, 2010
BRITE Center Director Dr. Vickie Mays is quoted in an article on a Los Angeles County survey of more than 3,500 women, including women 65 and older, those with disabilities, and women who defined themselves as bisexual or lesbian. Continue reading…