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Congratulations to graduate, Dr. Sula Hood

On July 23, Sula Hood successfully defended her PhD dissertation, entitled "The Influence of Social Contextual Conditions and Basic Psychological Need Fulfillment on Self-Management and Emotional Distress Among Urban African American Adults With Type-2 Diabetes mellitus: A Mixed Methods Study." Dr. Hood had been a doctoral student in the in the Department of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences. She has accepted a postdoctoral fellowship in the Cancer Health Disparities Training Program at the Gillings Global School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Below is a photo of her and her committee. From left to right, Scott LaJoie (dissertation committee chair), Sula, Muriel Harris, Latrica Best (pan-African studies), and A O'tayo Lalude (community physician).

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