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Denée Thomas Mwendwa, Ph.D.

Dr. Denée Thomas Mwendwa, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology. She received her Master’s and Doctorate of Philosophy degrees in Clinical Psychology from Howard University's Department of Psychology. Dr. Mwendwa is the PI for the Health Promotion Risk Reduction Research Center (HealthPARC), where she examines the biological, psychological, social, and spiritual factors associated with CVD and chronic kidney disease (CKD) risk. In addition, Dr. Mwendwa collaborates with other research scholars in the areas of obesity and cognitive aging, mindfulness and stress reduction, as well as the influence of psychoneuroimmunology on health and disease. The hallmark of her approach to spiritual, psychological and physical health is recognizing and embracing the unique experiences of all people and incorporating these experiences to promote overall wellness. Dr. Mwendwa teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Individual Psychotherapy, Health Psychology, and Abnormal Psychology. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, Society of Behavioral Medicine, American Psychosomatic Society, and Gerontological Society of America. Dr. Mwendwa is committed to the betterment of the human experience through research, training and education in the fields of psychology and related disciplines.