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Quenette Walton, PhD

Quenette Walton, PhD

Quenette L. Walton is a postdoctoral fellow at the UCLA Center for Health Services and Society. Through her research, Quenette aims to understand the complex interaction of race, social class, gender, and cultural context as factors in behavioral and mental health disparities among middle-class African American women. Quenette earned her Ph.D. in 2016 from the University of Illinois at Chicago, Jane Addams College of Social Work. Her dissertation was entitled, “The Experiences of Depression Among Middle-Class African American Women: A Mixed Model Study.” She holds an A.M. from the University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration and a B.A. in psychology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.


Selected Awards


  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Minority Fellowship Program


  • Diversifying Faculty in Illinois (DFI) Fellow


  • National Child Welfare Workforce Institute (NCWWI), Jane Addams Child Welfare Traineeship Project



Walton, Q. L., & Payne, J. S. (In press). Missing the mark: Cultural expressions of
depressive symptoms among African American women and men. Social Work in Mental Health.

Bowen, E., & Walton, Q. L. (2015). Disparities and the social determinants of mental
health and addictions: Opportunities for a multifaceted social work response. Health & Social Work, 40(3), e59-e65. doi:10.1093/hsw/hlv034

Blakey, J. M., Leathers, S. J., Cronin, M., Washington, T., Stewart, C., Strand, T., &
Walton, Q. (2011). A review of how states are addressing placement stability. Children and Youth Services Review, 34(2), 331-480.

Book Chapters

Falconnier, L., Berglund, J., & Walton, Q. (2015). Socioeconomic status and the stress
process. In S. Wadhwa (Ed.), Stress in the modern world: Understanding science and society. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.

Walton, Q. L., & O’Brien, P. (2013). To be poor, hungry, and rural: Nicaraguan women
resisting the consequences of globalization. In J. Finn, T. Perry, & S. Karandlkar (Eds.), Gender oppression and globalization: Challenges for social work. Alexandria, VA: CSWE Press.

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