Devin English, PhD (he/him/his)
Open to Doctoral Students
Devin English, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Urban-Global Public Health at the Rutgers School of Public Health. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Macalester College and his Ph.D. in Clinical/Community Psychology from the George Washington University.
Dr. English is committed to reducing health inequities through understanding and combatting racism, heterosexism, and other systems of oppression. His research has primarily focused on the harmful health effects of discrimination within diverse Black communities in the United States. Dr. English’s current research aims to promote the psychological and HIV-related health among Black LGBTQ communities by confronting intersectional oppression through community-collaborative and policy-relevant research. For example, Dr. English is engaging in community-based participatory research to test a strengths-based mobile app intervention co-developed to combat oppression, promote social support, and empower Black same gender loving men (R01MH134265). He has contributed to policy-focused research examining the effects of structural oppression on HIV and suicide inequities and through his collaboration on the Health Data for New York City (HD4NYC) initiative—an interdisciplinary health equity research program with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the New York Academy of Medicine. Dr. English also contributes to discrimination prevention through teaching, mentoring, and Rutgers School of Public Health Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ) curriculum development and review initiatives.