Julia Hastings

Examines mental health, welfare, and health disparities among minority populations

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Julia Hastings

Assistant Professor
School of Social Welfare
Department: Social Welfare

Poverty issues among ethnic minority populations; mental health and welfare participation dynamics; African American health and mental health disparities

Campus phone: 591-8751
Campus email: [email protected]


Julia F. Hastings is an assistant professor in the Schools of Public Health and Social Welfare at UAlbany. Herr esearch interests cover health and mental health disparities among ethnic minority populations, African American mental health, welfare participation dynamics, and ethnic minority women’s health issues.

Hastings' research projects focus on the relationships between race, mental health outcomes, health conditions, risk and protective factors, and poverty. She has published on culturally competent research methods within African American communities, welfare participation, depression, and body weight. Her research grant portfolio includes funding from the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities, NIMH, the Ford Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.