Sherry Molock

Associate Professor, Clinical Psychology
Room 316
Address: Building GG
2125 G St NW
Washington, District Of Columbia
Phone: 202-994-6314
[email protected]


Current Research

Risk & protective factors in suicide in African American adolescents and young adults; mental health help-seeking behaviors in African American adolescents and young adults; developing suicide and HIV prevention programs in African American faith based communities; HIV risk and suicidal behaviors in young African American MSM.


Ph.D. 1985, University of Maryland


Molock, S.D., Heekin, J.M., *Matlin, S.G., *Barksdale, C.L., Gray, E., & Booth, C.L. (2014).  The Baby or the bathwater? Lessons learned from the National Alliance for Suicide Prevention Research Prioritization Task Force Literature Review. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 47(S32), S115-S121.

Molock, S.D., & *Barksdale, C.L. (2013). Relationship between religiosity and conduct problems among African American and Caucasian adolescent. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 22(1), 4-14.

*Matlin, S, Molock, S.D., & Tebes, J. (2011). Suicidality and depression among African American adolescents:  The role of family, peer, and neighborhood support.  American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 81(1), 108-117.

*Barksdale, C.L., & Molock, S.D. (2008). Perceived norms and mental health help seeking among African American college students. Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, 36, 285-299.

Goldston, D., Molock, S.D., Whitbeck, L., Zayas, L., Murakami, J.L., & Hall, G.  (2008) Cultural considerations in adolescent suicide prevention and psychosocial treatment. American Psychologist, 63(1), 14-31.

Molock, S.D., *Matlin, S, *Barksdale, CL, *Spann, M, *Puri, R, & Lyles, J. (2008) Developing suicide prevention programs in African American churches.  Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior, 38(3), 323-333.

*indicates current or former student