Biography

Dr. Olufunke Awosogba earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from The University of Texas at Austin with clinical training in health psychology throughout her pre-doctoral internship at the Memphis VA Medical Center in Memphis, TN and post-doctoral residency at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston, TX.

Dr. Awosogba is the Director of the Behavioral Health Program in the Hematology and Oncology Outpatient Clinic at Parkland Health and Hospital Systems. Her clinical focus is on helping adults with chronic medical conditions achieve optimal psychological wellness and better quality of life. She is also passionate about increasing mental health literacy and reducing mental health stigma among people of color.

Dr. Awosogba has been invited to speak on constructs of race and its impact on mental health, developing an integrated behavioral health program, and coping with cancer to audiences ranging from health care providers and mental health professionals to the general public. In service, she is a charter member of the Dallas-Fort Worth Association of Black Psychologists, for which she is actively involved, as well as in the larger national organization. She is a member on the Board of Directors for Comfort Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on reducing mental health stigma among African descendants, and an active member in the American Psychological Association and the American Psychosocial Oncology Society, for which she also serves on the Mentorship and Professional Education committees.

Education

Graduate School
The University of Texas at Austin (2016), Psychology
Internship
Veterans Affairs Medical Center (2016), Psychology
Residency
Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (2017), Psychology

Publications

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"They stand in the middle now": Pathways to meeting psychological needs by adolescents who are refugees from sub-Saharan Africa.
Rial K, Woodford J, Laywell A, Merrell C, Abbe M, Awosogba O, Musekura B, Kalondji J, Stewart S, Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol 2021 Nov
Cancer, COVID-19, and the Black community.
Robbins MA, Awosogba OOR, Knox-Rice TK, J Psychosoc Oncol 2021 39 3 305-308
Impostor feelings as a moderator and mediator of the relationship between perceived discrimination and mental health among racial/ethnic minority college students.
Cokley K, Smith L, Bernard D, Hurst A, Jackson S, Stone S, Awosogba O, Saucer C, Bailey M, Roberts D J Couns Psychol 2017 Mar 64 2 141-154
An Examination of the Impact of Racial and Ethnic Identity, Impostor Feelings, and Minority Status Stress on the Mental Health of Black College Students
McClain S, Beasley S, Jones B, Awosogba O, et al. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development 2016 44 2 101-117
The roles of gender stigma consciousness, impostor phenomenon and academic self- concept in the academic outcomes of women and men
Cokley K, Awad G, Smith L, Jackson S, Awosogba O, et al. Sex Roles 2015 73 414-426
A 12-year content analysis of the Journal of Black Psychology (2000-2011): Implications for the field of Black psychology
Cokley K, Awosogba O, Taylor D Journal of Black Psychology 2014 40 3 215-238

Books

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"A Stranger No More....": Applying African American psychology to address social issues. In Social issues in living color: Challenges and solutions from the perspective of ethnic minority psychology (Vol. 1), A. Blume (Ed.)

Hilliard-Chapman C, Beasley S, McClain S, Awosogba O, Cokley K (2017). Santa Barbara, CA, ABC CLIO/Praeger Publishing

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Psychosocial Oncology Society (2019)
  • Dallas Fort-Worth Association of Black Psychologists (2018)
  • Texas Psychological Association (2017)
  • American Psychological Association (2008)
  • Association of Black Psychologists (2008)