Melvin Hampton - Doctoral Research Assistant

Melvin Hampton, MDiv is currently pursuing his PhD in Counseling Psychology at New York University, after receiving his Master of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School and his Bachelor degree from Harvard University. Mr. Hampton is a Researcher at CHIBPS, as well as an APA Minority Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Fellow. He has also served as Research Staff for Project ACCESS. His research focuses on substance use behaviors of racial, ethnic, and sexual minorities as they relate to HIV risk-taking behaviors over time. His clinical focus is working with racial, ethnic and sexual minority persons in relation to HIV risk behaviors and substance abuse recovery.


  • Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship- (Fall 2012-Summer 2013)
  • NIH/NIDA Diversity Supplement Pre-doctoral Fellowship- (Fall 2011-Summer 2012)
  • APA MFP Minority Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Pre-doctoral Fellowship - (Fall 2008-Summer 2011)