Yale University

LaDrea Ingram, Ed.D., CHES

  • Senior Health Services Researcher, Atrium Health
  • Former Fellow, Research Education Institute for Diverse Scholars (REIDS)


LaDrea Ingram is a Senior Health Services Researcher at Atrium Health. She is a behavioral scientist and certified health education specialist (CHES). She earned her doctoral degree in Health Education & Behavioral Studies from Columbia University, Teachers College. She received a Master of Arts in Government from Johns Hopkins University and a Master of Science in Health and Medical Policy from George Mason University.

Dr. Ingram's primary research focuses on the biological, behavioral, and psychological factors that help to define health outcomes across the course of a person's life. She is interested in racial/ethnic disparities in HIV-related health and mental health outcomes and understanding the biopsychosocial factors that contribute to HIV risk, as well as the social, racial (racism/oppression), historical and cultural factors that impact HIV risk behaviors. She is also interested in implementation science and developing evidenced based interventions that improve psychological wellness and health enhancing behaviors in young women of color.

Dr. Ingram's REIDS project explores the complex intersections of adverse childhood experiences and interpersonal relationships in African American women while integrating intergenerational constructs into a behavioral, and psychosocial framework that helps to define health outcomes across generations.

Her REIDS mentor is Dr. Cindy Crusto.