Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences
Wayne State University
Dr. Lucas is a social and health psychologist. He conducts research on racial and ethnic health disparities, and on health and social behavior in urban environments. Dr. Lucas is particularly focused on health-related cognition and behavior among African Americans. His program of research is informed by a long-standing interest in the psychology of justice — the causes and consequences of perceived fairness. His contributions to the literature illustrate how thoughts about justice affect stress and health behavior, as well as psychological processes that connect justice to existing health and social disparities.