Grace Hanvey, M.S.

Grace HanveyBiography

Grace Hanvey is a doctoral student in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology. Grace received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Florida in 2018, emphasizing in behavioral and cognitive neuroscience and minoring in health disparities. In her undergraduate research, Grace assisted in implementing community-based participatory interventions to mitigate obesity-related health inequalities among racial and ethnic minorities, and low-income individuals. Grace is studying in the Clinical Health Psychology track, and conducts research under the mentorship of Dr. Nicole Ennis in the Intervention Research Advancing Care Equity (i-RACE) lab.

Research Focus

Grace’s present research investigates how socioeconomic status and associated factors inform inequalities in access to certain forms of health treatment. Her overarching research objective seeks to navigate the intersection between health care and social justice, and to increase health equity among marginalized populations.


Hanvey, G., Williams, J.L., Tucker, C.M., & Brown, A. (2017) Diverse Patients’ Perspectives on Mind-Body Complementary and Alternative Medicine: A Qualitative Study. Presented at the People’s Scientific Conference to Promote Minority Health through Community-Based Participatory Research: Community Health Workers Lead the Way, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

Professional Memberships

Multidisciplinary Academic-Community Obesity Disparities Research Partnership – Member (2016-Present)

Honors and Awards

Graduate School Funding Award (2018-Present)