Education: Ph.D . in Sociology, Texas A&M University
Specialty: Medical sociology; Childhood and adolescent mental health; Health disparities
Dr. Bennefield studies the way in which the school and family setting impact childhood and adolescent mental health outcomes like anxiety, depression, optimism, and anger. Her published work appeared in Research in the Sociology of Health Care, Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, Contemporary People of Color: Health and Wellness, American Journal of Health Education, Social Science & Medicine, and the Journal of Black Masculinity.