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Joya Hampton-Anderson, PhD

Assistant Professor
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Child and Adolescent Mood Program, Emory Brain Health Center

Childhood Stress and Adversity Consultant
Nia Project

Phone: 404-727-3803



Dr. Joya Hampton-Anderson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory School of Medicine. Her program of research aims to understand the sociocultural determinants of health disparities and integrated health outcomes in youth and families, with a particular interest in childhood adversity and chronic stress. She is also interested in risk and protective factors that influence mental and physical health diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment with a specific interest in culturally competent clinical practice and research. She uses mixed methods to pursue two primary lines of inquiry: 1) What are the mechanisms by which contextual stressors influence psychological distress and health risk behaviors? 2) How do we best design and implement culturally competent interventions to reduce health disparities? Clinically, Dr. Hampton-Anderson takes an integrative, empirically informed (i.e., Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), collaborative, culturally responsive approach to treatment in her work with children, adolescents, young adults, and their families. 

Dr. Hampton-Anderson was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas. She received her undergraduate (Psychology and Spanish with a minor in Child Development) and master’s degrees (Child Studies) from Vanderbilt University, and her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Emory University. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine (Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences) within the Grady Health System in Atlanta, GA. In addition, she completed a second postdoctoral fellowship funded through the AIM Youth Mental Health Foundation at the Child and Adolescent Mood Program in the Emory Brain Health Center.