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Dr. Nicole Ennis Whitehead is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology in the College of Public Health and Health Professions. Dr. Whitehead received her Ph.D. from Kent State University in 2001 (Clinical Psychology, Health Psychology Track). She completed an APA approved internship at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital. Her internship focused on the psychosocial aspects of treatment for Cancer, Renal and Trauma patients and their families. Dr. Whitehead completed a research fellowship at the University of Miami on an NIMH-funded training grant, "Biopsychosocial Processes in Immunology and HIV/AIDS Research." Dr. Whitehead's fellowship work focused on the intersection of Cancer and HIV, through the examination of HPV, an oncogenic virus, stress and cervical cancer progression in HIV+ women.

Dr. Whitehead currently has an affiliate appointment at Columbia University through the HIV Intervention Science Training Program (HISTP).


Clinical Psychology
Kent State University, Kent, OH

Clinical Psychology
Kent State University, Kent, OH

Biopsychosocial Research in Immunology and AIDS
Univ. of Miami, Miami, FL

Board Certifications

Clinical Psychology

Honors and Awards

  • Accepted to attend the Advanced Psychometrics Methods in Cognitive Aging Research Conference (Travel Award, June 2013)
  • HISTP Travel Award for College on Problem of Drug Dependence Conference presentation (June 2013)
  • Fellow, HIV Intervention Science Training Program, Columbia University (2012-2014)
  • Recipient of the UF Diversity Faculty Award (2012-2015)
  • American Psychosomatic Society, Citation Poster (2002)
  • Lillian Freeman Award, Excellence in Research (Kent State University)
  • Golden Key National Honor Society
  • University Scholar, Schreyer Honors College, Cum Laude Graduate (Pennsylvania State University)