Dr. Danielle L. Beatty Moody
Dr. Danielle L. Beatty Moody is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Her work focuses on linkages of psychological and social correlates of racial/ethnic disparities to cardiovascular disease risk, with an emphasis on African Americans for which health disparities are disproportionately observed. Dr. Beatty Moody is mainly interested in unfair treatment overall and due specifically to racial/ethnic discrimination that unfold across the lifespan. In this regard, she has considered how discrimination is adversely linked to sleep, a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, among Blacks. She is also Director of The Social Determinants of Health Inequities Lab (SoDHI), which seeks to identify and ameliorate pathophysiological linkages of psychosocial and environmental factors to accelerated endpoints including, cardiovascular and cerebrovascular outcomes. Dr. Beatty Moody earned her Ph.D. at the City University of New York, Graduate Center in Social/Personality Psychology, Health Psychology Concentration, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Cardiovascular Behavioral Medicine Research Training Program, University of Pittsburgh, Medical Center. She has also held a NIH Career Development Award (K01).