Dr. Darrell L. Hudson

(Health Fellows & Scholars)
Assistant Professor, Brown School; Institute for Public Health
St. Louis, Missouri
United States

Focus Areas

Public Health & Safety
Racial Equity & Healing
African-American / Black Communities
Social Justice
Gender-Based Violence


Darrell Hudson joined the Brown School as an assistant professor in July 2011, teaching courses in the Master of Public Health degree program. Prior to his faculty appointment, Dr. Hudson participated in the Kellogg Health Scholars Program (Multidisciplinary Track). As part of this program he completed a post-doctoral research fellowship at the University of California at San Francisco/Berkeley, where he conducted research in the area of social epidemiology. Dr. Hudson also completed a research assistantship at the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research’s Program for Research on Black Americans. While in this role, he assisted with the analysis of the National Survey of American Life, which is a national panel study designed to investigate the mental health and mental health seeking behaviors among African Americans, Caribbean Blacks, and Whites. In addition he served as the co-principal investigator of a Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training grant, which investigated the correlates of youth violence in Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa. Also while at the University of Michigan he assisted the Flint Youth Violence Prevention Center with the management and analysis of crime data, and worked with the Flint Fathers and Sons Project, a CDC-funded intervention program designed to increase communication and active parenting among non-resident African American fathers and their pre-adolescent sons. Dr. Hudson completed his doctorate in Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan, where he also received his Master of Public Health. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Moorehouse College.