Jocelyn O. Turner-Musa
Psychology Associate Professor
B.A., University of North Florida; M.S., Howard University; Ph.D., Howard University. Dr. Turner-Musa earned her doctorate in Social Psychology from Howard University. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Mental Health Services from Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her research focuses on understanding the role of psychological and social factors on disease management and health promotion. Her teaching philosophy is that A learning is optimally achieved under conditions of active participation.@ She is committed to service in her field and has served as a member of the American Psychological Association, Division 9 and a member of the Society for Prevention Research (SPR) as a conference abstract reviewer, co-founder and former co-chair of the SPR Diversity Network committee. She also serves as a member of the Morgan State University Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Office of Faculty Professional Development. Dr. Turner-Musa recently served as the director of the Morgan State University Undergraduate Training Program in Prevention Science funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. Recent research includes examining shared family religious/spiritual beliefs on psychological outcomes of African Americans with end-stage renal disease as well as examining the role of religiosity, spirituality, and social support on health behaviors of African American college students. She currently has plans to develop health educational interventions to promote disease prevention among college students and to continue fostering research training opportunities for ethnic minority undergraduates.