Josalin Hunter, PhD, MSW, MPH, LCSWA
Assistant Professor

Josalin Hunter-JonesJosalin Hunter joined the School of Social Work as an Assistant Professor in fall 2018. She has education and experience in both the fields of Social Work and Public Health. Prior to coming to UNCW, she spent nine years serving as a Research Project Director at Emory University. Dr. Hunter has a number of publications and co-publications, and has presented both nationally and internationally. Her primary interests include mental/behavioral health and HIV/AIDS among racial/ethnic and sexual minority groups, and broadly, the intersection of social justice and health.

Dr. Hunter serves as lead faculty mentor for UNCW's Interdiscplinary Minority Student Research Group (IMSRG) focused on diversity in research, mentoring, and teaching alongside minority students and marginalized communities. She also serves as an Assessment Fellow in the Office of Community Engagement and Applied Learning, a member of the New Hanover Resiliency Task Force, and on the Board of Directors for Seeds of Healing, Inc in Wilmington, NC. She holds a Master of Social Work from University of Missouri- Saint Louis, a Master of Public Health from Emory University, and a PhD from University of Georgia.

Teaching areas

  • Research Methods
  • Statistics
  • Mental and Emotional Health
  • Health Disparities and Social Justice
  • Social Diversity

Research areas

  • Mental Health
  • Stress, Trauma, & Coping
  • Mindfulness & Self-Care