Alfiee M. Breland-Noble


Tenure Line -- Associate Professor
Director, The AAKOMA Project


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Dr. Alfiee M. Breland-Noble is Director of The AAKOMA (African American Knowledge Optimized for Mindfully-Healthy Adolescents) Project and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown. She is an adolescent and child psychologist and a clinical researcher in the area of mental health disparities. Her research interests include reducing mental health disparities for African American and diverse adolescents; treatment engagement for depression in diverse adolescents; mental health stigma reduction in diverse populations, health equity in suicide prevention, Community Based Participatory Research with a specific focus on Faith Based Health Promotion and Mindfulness in diverse parenting contexts.

The AAKOMA Project and Lab employs evidence-based, culturally relevant behavioral interventions to improve psychological/psychiatric treatment engagement by African American adolescents and their families for depressive disorders. Dr. Breland-Noble is currently involved in multiple initiatives with Faith Based and other community partners in Durham, NC, Montgomery County, MD, Loudon County, VA and Washington, DC.