Emerging Scholars Fellowship: Meet Janelle Goodwill


Janelle is a researcher in the 2016 class of the Emerging Scholars Fellowship. Read blog updates from Janelle and her fellow scholars here.

Hello Everyone! My name is Janelle Goodwill and I am a first-year doctoral student in the Joint Social Work and Psychology program at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. I am deeply committed to studying issues related to black men’s mental health, with a special interest in depression and suicidality.

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Poster presentation at the American Men’s Studies Association conference at the University of Washington-Tacoma in March 2014

I earned my undergraduate degree in Psychology from Michigan State University, along with completing the MSW program at the University of Michigan in 2015.

Throughout my time as an Emerging Scholar Fellow I plan to conduct a scoping review of the literature on suicide in young black men – with additional efforts to uncover and unpack this taboo subject within a traditionally underserved and overlooked group. In doing so I will examine a myriad of databases to capture all pertinent articles and studies that have been published since 1980.

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