Lauren D. Kendall Brooks


Lauren D. Kendall Brooks is currently a Postdoctoral Associate at the University of Maryland, College Park in the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology. Her research focus is on math anxiety, math achievement as resiliency, health disparities as it relates to academic achievement, understanding the cognitive factors that relate to math anxiety and achievement, health disparities in Black men and women, and STEM education.


She continues to explore math achievement based on the Phenomenological Variant of Ecological Systems Theory (PVEST).


She also works with the Discovery Research PreK-12 (DRK-12)  and the Southern Initiative Algebra Project (SIAP), and Cultivating, Engaging, and Nurturing Teachers for Educationally Resilient Students (CENTERS) in conjunction with Virginia State University.  


She was previously Special Projects Manager in the Cognitive Development Lab at Virginia State University, where she coordinated research on math anxiety, psychosocial measures of academic achievement, and EEG.


Kendall Brooks holds a B.S. in Psychology and Human Services from Clayton State University, her M.S. in General Psychology, and a Ph.D. in Health Psychology from Virginia State University in 2020.