Laurens Van Sluytman, PhD


Halaevalu Vakalahi, PhD, Morgan State University

HISTP Mentor

Theo Sandfort, PhD, Columbia University Department of Psychiatry

Dr. Laurens Van Sluytman is an Assistant Professor of Social Welfare at Morgan State University. He earned his PhD from the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York. His research examines disparities among marginalized communities. Specifically, his work focuses on building theory to develop and test models of the ways in which individual, community, and local/global-level factors influence disparate outcomes. This agenda expands the lens of traditional examination of disparities within marginalized communities, explores association between outcomes and large geopolitical and social environments and establishes an evidentiary base for interventions and policies that serve a diverse population. Presently, he is PI on When They Return: Examining the impact of individual, community and local/global-level factors on changes in family complexity, poverty and disparities in health outcomes among post-incarceration Black men.

HISTP Pilot Study

Generation Boom: Medication Adherence and the Technogenerian