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Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology


Dr. Bauer received her BA in Psychology from San Diego State University in 2013, after transferring from community college, and she earned both her master’s degree and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She completed her predoctoral clinical internship at the Charleston Consortium in Charleston, SC, where she trained in rotations focused on trauma and cognitive-behavioral interventions. Dr. Bauer’s research interests include understanding and addressing health disparities that burden Black/African American and other racial/ethnic minority populations, particularly using community-based participatory research strategies.



Bauer, A., Christensen, K., Bowe-Thompson, C., Aduloju-Ajijola, N., & Berkley-Patton, J. (2020). “We are our own counselor”: Resilience, risk behaviors, and mental health service utilization among young African American men. Behavioral Medicine, 46(3), 278-289. doi: 10.1080/08964289.2020.1729087

Bauer, A., Berkley-Patton, J., Bennett, K., Catley, D., Bowe-Thompson, C., Lister, S., & Christensen, K. (2020). Dietary intake among church-affiliated African Americans: The role of intentions and beliefs. Journal of Black Psychology, 46(1), 29-54. doi: 10.1177/0095798419887629

Bauer, A., Berkley-Patton, J., Bowe-Thompson, C, & Christensen, K. (2019). Predictors and missed opportunities for blood glucose screening among African Americans: Implications for church-based populations. Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice, 12(2).