Dr. Mays Presented the Presidential Citation Honor by the American Presidential Association
Center director Dr. Vickie Mays was presented a Presidential Citation at the American Psychological Association’s Science Meeting on May 16 for her contributions to psychological science and public policy.
Dr. Jennifer F. Kelly, president of the association, praised Mays’ research and policy development in the area of health disparities that impact communities of color, particularly the contextual factors that surround HIV/AIDS and COVID-19. Mays has made vital contributions to mental health research and reporting.
“As a psychologist committed to breaking down social and political barriers, Dr. Mays’ tenacity and perseverance have fueled and guided her path to eradicate inequities that lead to the marginalization of communities of color,” Kelly said.