Yale University

Melvin Hampton, Ph.D.

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, NYU Grossman School of Medicine
  • Manager, Ambulatory Behavioral Health Research, Family Health Centers at NYU Langone
  • Former Postdoctoral Fellow, CIRA


Melvin Hampton was a postdoctoral research fellow in CIRA's NIMH Interdisciplinary HIV Prevention Training Program. He received his B.A. from Harvard College, his M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and his Ph.D. from NYU. Dr. Hampton's research focuses on health equity and disparities, with a particular focus on the synergistic effects of mental health, substance use, and health behaviors, such as sexual behavior and religiosity, on the overall health and well-being of racial, ethnic, sexual, and gender minoritized communities. As a licensed psychologist, Dr. Hampton has also provided clinical services in a variety of community-based settings and locations. His scientific work has been funded by NIDA, SAMHSA, the American Psychological Association, the Ford Foundation, and other private and university funders.

Dr. Hampton is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine and the Manager of Ambulatory Behavioral Health Research at the Family Health Centers at NYU Langone, one of the largest networks of FQHCs in the country.