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Dr. Dawn McLin

Dr. Jessica MurphyDr. Dawn Bishop McLin is a Tenured Professor in the Department of Psychology at Jackson State University.  She received her  Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology and a  Master’s in Guidance and Counseling from Jackson State University. Dr. McLin received her Ph.D. in Counselor Education from Mississippi State University. Prior to becoming a full-time faculty member in the Department, Dr.  McLin served as the Associate Director of the Mississippi Urban Research Center (MURC) at Jackson State University. She is a past recipient of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIH) Health Disparities Research Award.  She serves as the President of the Jackson State University Faculty Senate.

Her research interests include healthcare disparities among minority populations, community based participatory research, emergency preparedness, disaster response, teaching with mobile technologies, psychology of the urban environment, gender issues, and unintentional injury and violence prevention. She has served as Principal Investigator and CO-Principal Investigator on several research projects funded by the National Conference of Black Mayors, the Mississippi Department of Public Safety Planning and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Currently, she has research projects funded by the National Science Found and the Department of Homeland Security that focus on disaster preparedness among vulnerable populations. Dr. McLin has experience creating community partnerships and coalitions. Her research portfolio has brought in over $2 million dollars to Jackson State University. Past partners include Meharry Medical College, the Jackson Public School District and several concerned individuals, agencies and organizations from the public, non-profit, and private sector. She is a Charter Member of the Madison County (MS) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and a member of the Lefleur’s Bluff (MS) Chapter of the Links, Inc.