Health Disparities

Camilla Nonterah

Camilla Nonterah is an associate professor of psychology and counseling psychologist whose clinical interests focus on behavioral medicine. Nonterah's research focuses primarily on physical and mental health in underserved groups and minority populations and is guided by a multicultural framework. One specific area of focus for Nonterah is organ transplants: 

“Many racial and ethnic minorities, such as African Americans, Latinx individuals, and Native Americans, must unjustly wait longer for a much-needed new organ — or never receive one at all because of these barriers to care.”

 “Although people of color are more likely to be diagnosed with kidney failure, they are less likely to be transplanted. The majority of transplants in the U.S. go to whites.” 

“At each point of the transplant preparation process, there are opportunities for barriers to occur as a result of patient, provider, community, and institutional factors. These include income level, literacy issues, and limited knowledge of the benefits of transplantation. Together, these potentially create disparities in access.”

Contact Sunni Brown (, director of media and public relations, to connect with Nonterah.