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Selected Publications

7. *Waller BY, Joseph VA, & Keyes K. (in press). Racial/ethnic inequities in homicide rates and homicide methods among Black and white women aged 25-44 in the United States, 1999-2020. The Lancet.

6. *Waller BY+Lee SJ, +Legros NC, Ombayo BK, Mootz JJ, Green MC, Hankerson SH, Williams SN, Williams JE, & Wainberg ML. (2023). Interventions targeting depression and PTSD in US Black women experiencing intimate partner violence: A systematic review. Trauma, Violence & Abuse.


5. *Waller BYBent-Goodley TB. “I have to fight to get out”: African American women intimate partner violence survivors’ construction of agency. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 2023 Feb;38(3-4):4166-88. PMC9852021

4. Hankerson SH, Moise N, Wilson D, Waller BY, Arnold KT, Duarte C, Lugo-Candelas C, Weissman MM, Wainberg M, Yehuda R, Shim R. The intergenerational impact of structural racism and cumulative trauma on depression. American Journal of Psychiatry. 2022 Jun 1;179(6):434-40. PMC9373857

3. *Waller BY, Joyce PA, Quinn CR, Hassan Shaari AA, Boyd DT. “I am the one that needs help”: The theory of help-seeking behavior for survivors of intimate partner violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 2023 Jan;38(1-2):288-310. PMC9519802


2. *Waller, B., Harris, J. & Quinn, C. R. (2021). Caught in the crossroad: An intersectional examination of African American women intimate partner violence survivors’ help seeking. Trauma, Violence & Abuse.


1. *Waller, B., Quinn, C. R., Boyd, D., DiClemente, R. J. & Voisin, D. R. (2021). Correlates of depression among Black girls exposed to violence. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.


*Denotes first or solo-authored publications

+ Denotes student mentees

Training Facilitator

Intimate Partner Violence

Trauma-Informed Care

Cultural Competence

Women's Empowerment

Career Counseling & Resume Reviews

Executive Coaching

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Leadership Training & Development



Program Evaluation


Career Counseling


Crisis Intervention

Student Development



Peer-Reviewed Presentations - Selected


3. Quinn, C. R., Horton-Simmons, S., Boyd, D. T., Beer, O. W. J., Waller, B. Y., Lynch, R., Radney, A., Hughley, A., Menon, S., Jones, K., Coker, E., DiClemente, R., & Voisin, D. R. (Virtual Conference, December 2021). Substance use and gang involvement among justice-involved Black girls. Panel presentation. Association for Justice-involved Females and Organizations.


2. Waller, B. (Virtual Conference, January 2021). Navigating barriers to help seeking: A Thematic analysis. Oral Presentation. 25th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research. 


1. Waller, B. (Portsmouth, NH, July 2018). Exercising agency: Help seeking among African American IPV survivors. Oral Presentation. International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference.


Invited Presentations - Selected


6. Waller, B. Y. (Virtual, May 2022). Understanding help-seeking pathways for African American women survivors of intimate partner violence. Oral Presentation. New York City Office of Gender Based Violence/Brooklyn Family Justice Center.


5. Waller, B. Y. (Grand Rounds, April 2022). “Can somebody help me?”: Understanding African American women’s barriers to help-seeking for intimate partner violence. Virtual Presentation. New York City Health + Hospitals Family Justice Center Mental Health Collaboration.

4. Waller, B. & Howard, T. M. (Garden City, October, 2020). Red table talk on domestic violence: Speaking out, speaking up. Panel Discussion. Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. Nassau Alumni Chapter.

3. Waller, B. (Lagos, Nigeria, October 10, 2020). Feminization of poverty, neglect and violence. Keynote Speaker. Chayilgold International Conference on the Status of Women in our World.

2. McCoy, H., Quinn, C., Choi, Y. J., Duron, J., Jones, J., Nebitt, V., & Waller, B. (Washington, D.C., January 2020). The intersection between racial and economic inequality and its impact on navigating the academy. Panel Discussion. 24th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research.

1. Waller, B. (Harrisonburg, VA, October 2019). Eyeing race: The impact of racism on African American women intimate partner violence survivors’ help seeking. Opening Plenary Speaker. Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services, Victim Services.

Work Experience
National Institute of Mental Health T32 Research Fellow. Global Mental Health Intervention/Implementation Science Training Program
[T32 MH096724]

This training program at the Department of Psychiatry, Division of Translational Epidemiology and Mental Health Equity at Columbia University Irving Medical Center/New York State Psychiatric Institute was established to advance the field of intervention and implementation science in the area of Global Mental Health by training early career investigators. Fellows are selected through a competitive peer-review process to support their training and preparation of competitive grant proposals.

Principal Investigator. NIMH-Minority Researcher on Intimate Partner Violence [1 R36 MH116680]
2018 - 2021

This study aims to develop a theory that explains how African American women intimate partner violence survivors secure crisis services and support while navigating psychosocial barriers that hinder them from securing urgent aid.

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