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Henry A. Willis is a second year doctoral student in the clinical psychology program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received his B.S. in psychology from Howard University and his M.A. in clinical psychology from Columbia University. As an undergraduate, Henry examined how social networking use affected the self-esteem of African American college students. For his master's degree, Henry explored how culture and racial identity might shape the presentation of obsessive-compulsive disorder in African Americans, and how current treatments could be adapted to be sensitive to race and culture. His current interests include exploring the effect of race-related stress (i.e. internalized racism, online racial discrimination, etc.) on mental health outcomes, creating cultural adaptations of evidence-based treatments, and utilizing mobile-health technology to increase the access to mental health treatments for underserved populations.Henry is also a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholar. In his spare time, Henry enjoys playing the saxophone and video games.