Dr. Vickie Mays


Dr. Vickie Mays is Director of the BRITE Center, a Professor in the Department of Psychology in the College of Letters and Sciences, and a Professor in the Department of Health Services at UCLA. Mays teaches courses on the health status and health behaviors of racial and ethnic minority groups; research ethics in biomedical and behavioral research in racial/ethnic minority populations; research methods in minority research; as well as courses on the social determinants of mental disorders and psychopathology. She holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and an MSPH in health services, with postdoctoral training in psychiatric epidemiology, survey research as it applies to ethnic minorities (University of Michigan) and health policy (RAND).