Cleopatra Abdou, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Gerontology
Health in the U.S. and Middle East; Minority health and minority positive psychology; Reproductive/Sexual, Lifespan, & Intergenerational Health; Culture, Social Identity, & Immigration; African-, Arab-, & Latino-Origin Populations; Social Status, Stress, & Flourishing; Changing sociopolitical environments and health; Stereotype Threat & Discrimination ; Mixed methods; Community-Based Participatory Research
Dr. Abdou conducts experimental and survey research to investigate how society, culture, stress and positive resources interact to affect health, well-being and aging more broadly over the individual lifespan and across multiple generations. Dr. Abdou’s research focuses on African Americans, Arabs, and Latinos in the U.S. and Egyptians in the Middle East. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Michigan Center for Integrative Approaches to Health Disparities, and Advancing Scholarship in the Humanities and Social Sciences, and has been published in flagship scientific journals in psychology, medicine, and public health.
Dr. Abdou has also been awarded the U.S.-Egypt Joint Fund for Science & Technology’s Junior Scientist Development Award by the National Institute of Standards and Technology to help establish her research program on cultural resources, social stress, and health inequity in Egypt, with the Social Research Center at the American University in Cairo serving as her academic base in Egypt.
University of Southern California
Office Location: GER 238
Office Phone: (213) 740-6678
Lab Location: GER 219
Fax: (213) 740-0792