Shardé McNeil Smith, Ph.D

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Department of Human Development and Family Services


     Shardé McNeil Smith, Ph.D is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Dr. Smith examines the impact of racial discrimination on mental health outcomes, and the supportive resources used to combat these effects, within the African American family context.  She seeks to reduce mental health stigma, foster healthy family relationships, and ultimately contribute to the reduction in existing racial health disparities. Dr. Smith has resided in the Champaign-Urbana community for five years.  One thing that she loves about this community is the variety of beautiful parks.

Supported by Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities