Donzell Lampkins is a second year student in the Master of Social Work program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In addition to being a graduate student, he also serves as a Healthcare Education and Leadership (HEAL) Scholar, a Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) Co-Facilitator, and a Graduate Student Representative for the National Association of Social Workers’ Board of Directors. Donzell has also completed a mini-fellowship in Successful-Aging through the Stanford University School of Medicine, a certificate in palliative care, and served as a Research Assistant at the Carle Cancer Center. He completed his undergraduate education at Eastern Illinois University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies with a minor in Psychology.
Donzell’s current research interests focus on psychosocial issues among older African American men with cancer, emotional distress among African American men with cancer, and effective mechanisms to combat health disparities among African Americans with chronic health conditions.