Cheryl L. Woods Giscombe, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC is the Melissa and Harry LeVine Family Professor of Quality of Life, Health Promotion and Wellness. Her program of research focuses on understanding and reducing stress-related health disparities among African Americans. Her research incorporates sociohistorical and biopsychosocial perspectives to investigate how stress and coping strategies contribute to stress-related psychological and physical health outcomes. Dr. Giscombe has a particular interest in the potential for integrative approaches to reduce mental health-related disparities among African Americans.

Dr. Giscombe is dually trained in nursing and psychology. She completed a BA in psychology from North Carolina Central University and a BSN from Stony Brook University in New York. She earned MA and PhD degrees in social and health psychology from Stony Brook University and a MSN from the psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner/clinical nurse specialist program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

This profile was last updated on March 12, 2020

Mind & Life Connections


2020 Contemplative Research Conference Session

Plenary Symposium: Clinical Panel “Effects of Contemplative Training in Vulnerable Populations”

Moderators: Doris F. Chang
Panel: Linda Carlson, David J. Creswell, Cheryl Woods Giscombe, Doris F. Chang

Topics: Interconnection | Mindfulness | Social Change | Stress & Resilience