Dr. Haslyn E. R. Hunte is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences.
Dr. Haslyn E. R. Hunte is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the West Virginia University School of Public Health. Dr. Hunte received his Ph.D. in Health Services Organization and Policy from the University of Michigan in 2006. In 2000 he also received a Masters of Public Health in Behavioral and Community Health Sciences and a Masters of Public and International Affairs in Economic and Social Development from the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to accepting the position at WVU, Dr. Hunte was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health and Kinesiology at Purdue University.
Dr. Hunte’s main area of research is social determinants of health, focusing on the health of vulnerable populations and disparities in health. Using a multidisciplinary system approach, He seeks to bridge the gap between the social and biological sciences by understanding health as a result of complex and dynamic interactions between physiological, behavioral, psychological, and sociodemographic factors.
His current research activities include (a) studying the impact of perceived discrimination as a psychosocial stressor on health outcomes and on maladaptive coping health behaviors, such as smoking, drinking and substance use/abuse and (b) the barriers and enablers to receiving quality health care services.