Dr. Hall-Byers is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Winston-Salem State University. She is an applied social psychologist, with an advanced degree in public health. Her overarching program of research focuses on psychosocial, sociocultural, and contextual factors associated with health disparities and inequities among youth and emerging adults (YEAs) of African descent. She teaches a variety of courses including Black Psychology, Social Psychology, Health Psychology, Human Sexuality, and Forensic Psychology. Dr. Hall-Byers is very involved in the community as serves as Board Chair for LEAD Girls of NC, Inc., a grassroots organization focused on empowering at-risk preteens girls in the Piedmont Triad area of North Carolina.