Darrell L. Hudson, Ph.D., M.P.H.


Darrell Hudson is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Kellogg Health Scholars Program at the University of California San Francisco/ Berkeley site. In August 2011, Dr. Hudson will be an assistant professor in the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis. He completed his doctoral studies at the University Of Michigan School of Public Health, where he also received his M.P.H. and he earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Morehouse College.

Research Interests and Projects

Hudson has begun a career dedicated to the study and elimination of racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in health. Hudson’s research agenda addresses the role of social determinants of health, including but not limited to race and socioeconomic position (SEP). His work is concerned with how SEP affects health across racial/ethnic groups in the United States; how intergenerational social mobility affects health across race; and how stressors such as racial discrimination may undermine the positive effect of increased SEP and lead to the development of mental disorders and diminished physical health among racial/ethnic minority groups.

Contact Information: HudsonD@fcm.ucsf.edu


Hudson, D.L., Neighbors, H.W., Geronimus, A.T., & Jackson, J.S. (2011). The Relationship between Socioeconomic Position and Depression among a U.S. Nationally Representative Sample of African Americans.

Mezuk, B., Kershaw, K., Hudson, D., Abdou, C., Lee, H., Eaton, W., Jackson, J. (2010). Reconsidering the role of social disadvantage in physical and mental health: Stressful life events, health behaviors, race, and depression. American Journal of Epidemiology.

Watkins, D. C., Hudson, D. L., Caldwell, C. H., Siefert, K., Jackson, J. S. (2010). Racial discrimination, mastery, and depressive symptoms among African American men. Research on Social Work Practice.