Kimberly R. Huyser, Ph.D.

RWJF Endowed Assistant Professor, Sociology
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Biography 
Dr. Kimberly R. Huyser is the RWJF Endowed Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of New Mexico. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Texas at Austin.  Her research specializations are in Racial and Ethnic Relations, Sociology of Health & Mental Health, and Sociology & Demography of American Indians.
Research Interests 
Dr. Kimberly R. Huyser is the RWJF Endowed Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of New Mexico. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Texas at Austin.  Her research specializations are in Racial and Ethnic Relations, Sociology of Health & Mental Health, and Sociology & Demography of American Indians. During her graduate career, Dr. Huyser was an American Sociological Association Minority Fellow, which is funded by a training grant sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health, and a National Science Foundation Graduate Diversity Fellow at the University of Texas, Austin.  Her research focuses on the mental health outcomes of American Indian people, and emphasizes the social and cultural sources of both vulnerability to and resilience against mental health problems.   Dr. Huyser's research goes beyond individual clinical vulnerabilities to illness by emphasizing the unique historical and structured social vulnerabilities experienced by Native American people; however, her work also emphasizes the centrality of a positive identity in preserving optimal mental health and overcoming the serious negative consequences of the externally imposed stigma from colonization.