University of Richmond Psychology Professor Camilla Nonterah Awarded $50K Grant From American Society of Transplantation

June 17, 2021

Nonterah headshotUNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND — Camilla Nonterah, assistant professor of health psychology, has received $50,000 in grant funding from the American Society of Transplantation for her research on barriers in access to organ transplants. 

The goal of this research project is to help reduce disparities in access to kidney transplantation, especially for renal patients from minoritized backgrounds by improving ways of identifying those at risk for experiencing problems.

“Getting an organ transplant is often accompanied by several challenges, especially for renal patients of color where an individual’s living circumstances, their economic status, or simply where they live geographically can be obstacles,” said Nonterah. "This study seeks to develop a culturally relevant, psychometrically sound measure for identifying high-risk renal patients who experience difficulties in accessing kidney transplantation, including being able to administer the measure in both English and Spanish.”

The funding will provide a summer salary for Nonterah, materials and supplies, and salary support for a part-time study coordinator.

Nonterah is a counseling psychologist by training whose research and clinical interests focus on behavioral medicine. She completed her pre-doctoral clinical psychology residency at Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston Consortium and earned her doctorate from Virginia Commonwealth University. She joined the University of Richmond in 2017.


The American Society of Transplantation is dedicated to advancing the field of transplantation and improving patient care by promoting research, education, advocacy, organ donation, and service to the community.