Alisa K. Lincoln, PhD

Adjunct Professor, Community Health Sciences

Alisa Lincoln
Northeastern University Health Sciences, Bouve College, 316 Robinson Hall


Dr. Alisa K. Lincoln, PhD has engaged in research about public mental health for more than a decade and has received more than four million dollars in federal research funds for her effort. She has received a fellowship and grant from the NIH and previously worked at the Northeastern Institute on Urban Health Research. Currently, she serves as an Adjunct for the Boston University School of Public Health. Dr. Lincoln’s research focuses on the ways in which social factors and system level factors inter-relate to perpetuate mental health disparities.

Other Positions

  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Psychiatry, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
  • Professor, Health Sciences and Sociology, Northeastern University
  • Boston Medical Center


  • Columbia University, PhD
  • Boston University School of Public Health, MPH
  • Tufts University, BA


  • Published on 12/18/2023

    Scoglio AAJ, McFarland G, Marquez CI, Matsumoto A, Lincoln AK. Social Support and Associated Factors Among Men and Women in Pre-COVID Substance Use Treatment. Community Ment Health J. 2024 May; 60(4):672-680. PMID: 38108980.

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  • Published on 7/22/2023

    Houston AR, Salhi C, Lincoln AK. Messaging inclusion with consequence: U.S. sanctuary cities and immigrant wellbeing. J Migr Health. 2023; 8:100199. PMID: 37559675.

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  • Published on 5/11/2023

    O'Connor RC, Worthman CM, Abanga M, Athanassopoulou N, Boyce N, Chan LF, Christensen H, Das-Munshi J, Downs J, Koenen KC, Moutier CY, Templeton P, Batterham P, Brakspear K, Frank RG, Gilbody S, Gureje O, Henderson D, John A, Kabagambe W, Khan M, Kessler D, Kirtley OJ, Kline S, Kohrt B, Lincoln AK, Lund C, Mendenhall E, Miranda R, Mondelli V, Niederkrotenthaler T, Osborn D, Pirkis J, Pisani AR, Prawira B, Rachidi H, Seedat S, Siskind D, Vijayakumar L, Yip PSF. Gone Too Soon: priorities for action to prevent premature mortality associated with mental illness and mental distress. Lancet Psychiatry. 2023 Jun; 10(6):452-464. PMID: 37182526.

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  • Published on 1/24/2023

    Houston AR, Snyder-Young D, Perry M, Flessen M, Lincoln AK. 'Let Others Love You Back to Health': The Role of Performance-based Support Groups for People in Recovery. Community Ment Health J. 2023 Aug; 59(6):1097-1108. PMID: 36692703.

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  • Published on 8/28/2022

    Ross CS, Gradus JL, Siegel MB, Alcorn T, Garverich S, Lincoln A. Distinct groups of firearm owners with differential risk for suicide in the United States: A latent class analysis. Prev Med. 2022 Nov; 164:107185. PMID: 36041545.

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  • Published on 7/8/2022

    Rosenfeld L, Miller A, Garverich S, Guyer M, Steiner R, Lincoln AK. Performing an Organizational Health Literacy Assessment in a Shelter Serving People with Mental Illness. Health Lit Res Pract. 2022 Jul; 6(3):e167-e174. PMID: 35858185.

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  • Published on 5/19/2022

    Houston AR, Da Fonseca T, Joseph TD, Lincoln AK. Challenging federal exclusion: Immigrant safety, health, and healthcare access in sanctuary cities. Health Place. 2022 May; 75:102822. PMID: 35598346.

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  • Published on 3/1/2022

    Scoglio AAJ, Molnar BE, Lincoln AK, Griffith J, Park C, Kraus SW. Sexual and physical revictimization in U.S. military veterans. J Trauma Stress. 2022 Aug; 35(4):1129-1141. PMID: 35233826.

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  • Published on 2/25/2022

    Ellis BH, Sideridis G, Davis SH, Cardeli E, Abdi SM, Lincoln AK. Discrimination and mental health of Somali immigrants in North America: a longitudinal study from 2013 to 2019. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2022 May; 57(5):1049-1059. PMID: 35212783.

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  • Published on 2/24/2022

    Scoglio AAJ, Molnar BE, Lincoln AK, Griffith J, Park CL, Kraus SW. Social support over time for men and women veterans with and without complex trauma histories. Psychol Serv. 2023 Aug; 20(3):516-524. PMID: 35201813.

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