Faculty & Staff

Ivor L. Livingston

Ivor L. LivingstonProfessor

Medical Sociology& Social Psychology 
PhD, Howard University; MPH, Harvard University; C.H.E.S., The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.

office: Douglass Hall, Rm 207
phone: 202-806-6853
email: ilivingston@howard.edu


Research Interests

Medical Sociology, Social Epidemiology of Chronic, Infectious and Behavior-Related Diseases and Outcomes; Acculturative Stress and Immigrant Populations; The Etiologic and Mediating Effects of Stress on the health of African Americans and People of Color in the Diaspora

Teaching Areas

Medical Sociology; Social Epidemiology; Social Psychology, Health Services Research

Publications (2003-2008)

Obisesan, T., Truelear, AD., Livingston, IL., & Gillium, R. (2007).Changes with Aging of the Association of Religiosity and Current Alcohol Use in Americans to Age 90 in a National Survey. The Internet Journal of Geriatrics and Gerontology,3(2).

Livingston et al. (2007): Gender, Acculturative Stress and Jamaican Immigrants’ Health in the United States: An Exploratory Study. West Indian Medical Journal, 56(3): 207-216.

Obisesan, T., Livingston, I., Gillum, R. (2006): Frequency of Attendance at Religious Services, Cardiovascular Disease, Metabolic Risk Factors and Dietary Intake in Americans: An Age Stratified Exploratory Analysis. International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine, 36(4): 435-448.

Livingston et al., (2006). Exploring Age Differences in the Acculturative Stress-Health relationship of Caribbean Immigrants in the United States. Wadabagei, 90(2):74-89.

Negga, F., Applewhite, S., & Livingston, I. (2006): African American College Students and Stress: School Racial Composition, Self-Esteem and Social Support. College Student Journal, 40(1): 476-471.

Livingston et al., (2003): Stress and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes and African American Females. Journal of the National Medical Association, 95(11): 1103-1109.


Livingston et al., (2004). The Social Epidemiology of Coronary Heart Disease in African Americans. In I. Livingston (Ed.), Praeger Handbook of Black American Health (Pp. 19-41). Praeger/Greenwood Publishing Group: Westport, CT.

Livingston et al., (2004). The Life Expectancy of the Black Male: Pressing Issues From the Cradle to the Grave. In I.Livingston (Ed.), Praeger Handbook of Black American Health (Pp. 215-237). Praeger/Greenwood Publishing Group: Westport, CT.

Livingston et al., (2004). Vulnerability of African Americans to Adverse Health: The Importance of Social Status and Stress. In I. Livingston (Ed.), Praeger Handbook of Black American Health (Pp. 383-410). Praeger/Greenwood Publishing Group: Westport, CT.

Livingston et al., (2004). Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health: A Framework for Action. In I. Livingston (Ed.), Praeger Handbook of Black American Health (Pp. 835-862). Praeger/Greenwood Publishing Group: Westport, CT.


Livingston, I. (2007): You Don’t have To Be Over Stressed All the Time. Outskirts Press, Utah.

Livingston, I. (Editor-in-Chief)(2004): Praeger Handbook of Black American Health(Volumes I & II),Praeger/Greenwood Publishing Group: Westport, CT.

"Stress Management 101 For College Students.” StressHealth Institute International, Olney, MD., 2006.

You Don’t Have To Be Over Stressed All The Time.” Outskirts Press, Colorado, 2007.

Professional Memberships, Affiliations and Related Experiences


2002 - present
Reviewer, Journal of the National Medical Association

1998 - Present
Grant Reviewer, Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS)

2000 - Present
Grant Reviewer, Gates Millennium Scholarship Program

Grant Reviewer, National Institute of Drug Abuse

Reviewer, American Journal of Epidemiology


2004 – Present
Technical Advisory Board Member, District of Colombia Community Health Initiative (DC CHAI) for the Latino Health Care Collaborative (LHCC) Assessment


2004 - present
The Society For the Organization of Public Health Education (SOPHE)

1999 – Present
Affiliated Member, resource Persons Network, Office of Minority Health Resource Center, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

1983 - present
Alumni Society - Howard University

1984 - present
Harvard Club of Washington, D.C.

1985 - present
Alumni Society - School of Public Health, Harvard University

1987 - present
American Public Health Association