Fred Clavel, PhD

Fred Clavel

As a research consultant, Dr. Clavel provides statistical and qualitative data analysis support on CURE’s research projects. He is a social and quantitative psychologist with a dual interest in interpersonal support and stress in disadvantaged populations, and complex data analytics and advanced research methodologies. His research has addressed how stressors
(e.g., racial discrimination and financial strain) that are commonplace in the lives of low-income and communities of color uniquely affect families’ ability to support each other through their challenging experiences. He has also conducted research showing that the mere presence of racial discrimination as a common factor in a neighborhood can significantly increase Black women’s risk of being diagnosed with major depression over a 10-year period. His work has been published in prestigious outlets in psychology and the general sciences, including Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Journal of Abnormal Psychology, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.