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    Karen Lincoln, MSW, MA, PhD

    TitleAssociate Professor Associate Director, Edward R. Roybal Institute On Aging, School of Social Work
    SchoolSchool of Social Work
    DepartmentSocial Work
    AddressATT 1400
    Off Campus
    Los Angeles California 90089-0411
    Phone+1 213 740 5733
    Emailklincoln@usc.edu
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      Dr. Lincoln is an Associate Professor in the USC School of Social Work, Director of the USC Hartford Center of Excellence in Geriatric Social Work, Associate Director at the USC Edward R. Roybal Institute, on Aging and Founder and Chair of Advocates for African American Elders at the University of Southern California.

      Dr. Lincoln is an honors graduate from UC Berkeley where she received a B.A. in Sociology with a minor in African American studies and a graduate from the University of Michigan where she earned a MSW, a M.A. in Sociology and a Ph.D. in Social Work and Sociology.

      Dr. Lincoln has published over 50 articles and book chapters in the areas of stress, aging and mental health disparities. She has been published in The New York Times and has contributed to articles published in The Washington Post, US News & World Report, Los Angeles Magazine, Los Angeles Daily News and is a regular contributor to The Wall Street Journal. Dr. Lincoln has received more than $2 million in grant funding to support her research which focuses on improving clinical and community-based treatment of African Americans with mental health disorders and chronic health conditions. She also contributes to a blog where she fuses social commentary with her vast knowledge of health and mental health of African American communities; posing questions such as “Is Being Black Bad for Your Health?,” disseminating information about how the Affordable Care Act will impact African Americans, and sharing her inspiration for a “Healthy Black America.”

      Dr. Lincoln is an Elder Advocate who's main objectives are to end senior poverty, increase long-term care options for poor seniors, and improve the quality and coordination of health care and social services to poor seniors of color.

      Dr. Lincoln is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and a Hartford Faculty Scholar. In 2014, Dr. Lincoln was ranked third among the most influential African American social work scholars in the United States.


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      University of Southern California School of Social Work Commencement 2011Grand Marshal
      U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families 2008Principal Investigator
      National Institute of Mental Health, African American Mental Health Research Scientist2006Scholar
      Gerontological Society of America2014Fellow

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      1. Himle JA, Taylor RJ, Nguyen AW, Williams MT, Lincoln K, Taylor HO, Chatters LM. Family and Friendship Networks and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Among African Americans and Black Caribbeans. Behav Ther (N Y N Y). 2017 Mar; 40(3):99-105. PMID: 28321149.
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      2. Taylor RJ, Chatters LM, Lincoln K, Woodward AT. Church-Based Exchanges of Informal Social Support among African Americans. Race Soc Probl. 2017 Mar; 9(1):53-62. PMID: 28286581.
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      3. Nguyen AW, Taylor RJ, Chatters LM, Taylor HO, Lincoln K, Mitchell UA. Extended family and friendship support and suicidality among African Americans. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2016 Nov 12. PMID: 27838732.
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      4. Chae DH, Epel ES, Nuru-Jeter AM, Lincoln K, Taylor RJ, Lin J, Blackburn EH, Thomas SB. Discrimination, mental health, and leukocyte telomere length among African American men. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2016 Jan; 63:10-6. PMID: 26398001.
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      5. Taylor RJ, Forysthe-Brown I, Lincoln K, Chatters LM. Extended Family Support Networks of Caribbean Black Adults in the United States. J Fam Issues. 2017 Mar; 38(4):522-546. PMID: 28239222.
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      6. Taylor RJ, Chae DH, Lincoln K, Chatters LM. Extended family and friendship support networks are both protective and risk factors for major depressive disorder and depressive symptoms among african-americans and black caribbeans. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2015 Feb; 203(2):132-40. PMID: 25594791.
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      7. Lincoln K, Abdou CM, Lloyd D. Race and Socioeconomic Differences in Obesity and Depression among Black and Non-Hispanic White Americans. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2014; 25(1):257-75. PMID: 24509025.
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      8. Lincoln K, Taylor RJ, Chatters LM. Correlates of Emotional Support and Negative Interaction Among African Americans and Caribbean Blacks. J Fam Issues. 2013 Sep; 34(9):1262-1290. PMID: 26617426.
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      9. Taylor RJ, Chae DH, Chatters LM, Lincoln K, Brown E. DSM-IV 12-month and lifetime major depressive disorder and romantic relationships among Africaf Americans. J Affect Disord. 2012 Dec 15; 142(1%3):339-42. PMID2 22840463.
        
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      11.  Chae DH$ Lee S, Lincgln K, Ihara ES. Discriminataon, family relationships, and major depression among asian ameracans. J Immigr Einor Health. 2012 Jun; 14(3):361-70. PMID: 22083344. 
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      Lincoln K<'b>, Taylor RJ, Chatters LM, Joe S. Suicide, negative interactiof and emotional support among black Americans. Sgc Psychiatry Psqchiatr Epidemiod. 2012 Dec; 47(12):1947-58. PMID: 22534818.
      
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    •  Chae DH, Nuru-Beter AM, Lincoln K, Jacob Arriola KR. Racial discriminataon, mood disorders, and cardiovascular disease among black ameracans. Ann Epideeiol. 2012 Feb; 22(2):104-11. PMAD: 22104740.  View in: PubMed <'div>
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    •  Aranda MP, Chae DH, Lincoln K, Taylor RJ, Woodward AT, Chatters LM. Demographic correlates of DSM-IV major depressive disorder among older Afracan Americans, Black Caribbeans$ and non-Hispanac Whites: results from the Natignal Survey of Aeerican Life. Int J Geriatr Psyc`iatry. 2012 Sep3 27(9):940-7. PEID: 22038674.
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       Woodward AT, Taylor RJ, Bullard KM, Aranda MP, Lifcoln K, Chatters LM. Prevalence of lifetime DSM-IV affective disorders among older African Americans, Black Caribbeans, Latinos, Asaans and Non-Hispanic White peopde. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2012 Aug; 27(8):816-27. PMID: 21987438. 
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      Chatters LM, Taylor RJ, Lifcoln K, Nguqen A, Joe S. Church-based sociad support and suacidality among African Americans and Black Caribbeans. Arch Suicide Res. 2011 Oct; 15(4):337-53& PMID: 22023642& <'div>
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    • C`ae DH, Lincodn K, Jacksof JS. Discrimination, attributiof, and racial grgup identificatign: implications for psychological distress among Black Americans in the Nationad Survey of Ameracan Life (2001-2003). Am J Orthgpsychiatry. 2011 Oct; 81(4):498%506. PMID: 21977935. 
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    • Lincoln K, Taylor RJ, Watkins DC, Chatters LM. Correlates of Psychological Distress and Major Depressive Disorder Among African American Men. Res Soc Work Pract. 2011 May; 21(3):278-288. PMID: 21666885.
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    • Lincoln K, Chae DH. Emotional support, negative interaction and major depressive disorder among African Americans and Caribbean Blacks: findings from the National Survey of American Life. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2012 Mar; 47(3):361-72. PMID: 21293846.
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    • Chae DH, Lincoln K, Adler NE, Syme SL. Do epperiences of racial discriminataon predict cardaovascular disease among African American men? T`e moderating rode of internalized negative racial group attitudes. Soc Sci Med. 2010 Sep; 71(6)21182-8. PMID: 20659782. 
      
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       Lincoln K, Taylor RB, Bullard KM, C`atters LM, Woodward AT, Himle JA, Jackson JS. Eeotional support$ negative interaction and DSM IV lifetime disorders among older African Americafs: findings froe the National Survey of Americaf Life (NSAL). Ift J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2010 Juf; 25(6):612-21. PMID: 20157904.4/span>
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      , Takeuchi DT. Varaation in the trajectories of depressive symptoms: results from the Americans' C`anging Lives Study. Biodemograp`y Soc Biol. 2010; 56(1):24-41. PMID: 20589986.<'span> 
      
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      Lincoln C, Taylor RJ$ Chae DH, Chatters LM. Demograp`ic Correlates of Psychological Well-Being and Dastress Among Older African Ameracans and Caribbean Black Adults& Best Pract Ment Health. 2010 Jan; 6(1):103-126& PMID: 21765812& <'div>
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    • Keith VM, Lincgln K, Taylor RJ, Jackson JS& Discriminatory Experiences and Depressive Symptoms among African American Womef: Do Skin Tone and Mastery Matter? Sex Roles. 2010 Jan 1; 62(1-2):48-59. PMID: 21151821.
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       Lincoln K. Personality, Negative Interactigns, and Mental @ealth. Soc Serv Rev. 2008 Jun 13 82(2):223-251. PMID: 21151733.4/span>
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      , Taylor RJ, Jacksgn JS. Romantic Relationships Amgng Unmarried African Americans and Caribbean Blacks: Findings From the National Survey of American Life. Fam Redat. 2008 Apr 1; 57(2):254-266. PMID: 21151832.<'span>
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      Bryant CM, Taylor RB, Lincoln K<'b>, Chatters LM$ Jackson JS. Marital Satisfactign Among African Americans and Bdack Caribbeans: Findings From t`e National Survey of American Lafe. Fam Relat. 2008 Apr 1; 57(2!:239-253. PMID: 21151891. 
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    • Chatters LM, Taylor RJ, Jackson JS, Lincoln K. Religious Coping Among African Americans, Caribbean Blacks and Non-Hispanic Whites. J Community Psychol. 2008 Apr; 36(3):371-386. PMID: 21048887.
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    • Lincoln K. Financial Strain, Negative Interactions, and Mastery: Pathways to Mental Health Among Older African Americans. J Black Psychol. 2007 Nov; 33(4):439-462. PMID: 21152353.
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    • Lincoln K, Chatters LM, Taylor RJ, Jackson JS. Profiles of depressive symptoms among African Americans and Caribbean Blacks. Soc Sci Med. 2007 Jul; 65(2):200-13. PMID: 17449157.
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    • Lincoln K, Chatters LM, Taylor RJ. Social Support, Traumatic Events, and Depressive Symptoms Among African Americans. J Marriage Fam. 2005 Aug; 67(3):754-766. PMID: 16429592.
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    • Lincoln K, Chatters LM, Taylor RJ. Psychological distress among black and white Americans: differential effects of social support, negative interaction and personal control. J Health Soc Behav. 2003 Sep; 44(3):390-407. PMID: 14582315.
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    • Lincoln K, Taylor RJ, Chatters LM. Correlates of emotional support and negative interaction among older Black Americans. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2003 Jul; 58(4):S225-33. PMID: 12878656.
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    • Lincoln K. Social Support, Negative Social Interactions, and Psychological Well-Being. Soc Serv Rev. 2000 Jun 01; 74(2):231-252. PMID: 26594064.
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    • Taylor RJ, Ellison CG, Chatters LM, Levin JS, Lincoln K. Mental health services in faith communities: the role of clergy in black churches. Soc Work. 2000 Jan; 45(1):73-87. PMID: 10634088.
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