Karen Fraser Wyche

Karen Wyche
Research Professor
Virginia Science and Technology Campus
45085 University Dr.
Suite 201E
Ashburn, Virginia 20147
[email protected]

Dr. Wyche is an expert on issues related to diversity in working with and doing research in low-income and minority communities in program evaluation, the development of gender and culturally appropriate interventions, and training of service providers. In particular, she investigates coping and stress responses of minority women living in difficult life circumstances, especially those living with HIV/AIDS.

Current Research

  • HIV testing in older African-American heterosexual couples


University of Missouri in Columbia, PhD

University of Maryland, MSW


Wyche, K. F. (2016). Womanist Research. In T. Bryant-Davis & L. Comas Diaz. Womanism and mujerista psychologies (pp.29-39) Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Reid, P., Lewis, L., & Wyche, K. (2013). An intersectional framework for a multicultural analysis of gender. In F. Leong, (Ed.)  Handbook of multicultural psychology Vol 1: Theory and research (pp. 379-394). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association

Wyche, K. F. (2011). Components of multicultural knowledge and understanding:  Issues for United States Educators. Humanitarian Review, 5(48), 80-85. Perm, Prikamsky Social Institute, Russia. 
(Вестник НП ВПО "Прикамский социальный институт”. Научный журнал "Гуманитарное обозрение" 5 (48), 80-85. Perm, Prikamsky Social Institute, Russia).

Wyche, K. F., Pfefferbaum, R.L., Pfefferbaum, B., Norris, F.H, Wisnieski, D., & Younger, H. (2011). Exploring community resilience in workforce communities of first responders serving Katrina survivors. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 81, 18-30.        

Wyche, K. F. (2011). Commentary: Memories, reflections, and questions. In B. Greene & D. Brodbar (Eds.). A minyan of women: Family dynamics, Jewish identity, and psychotherapy practice (pp. 220-231). New York:  Taylor & Francis.


Fellow — Society of the Psychology of Women
Fellow — Society for Clinical Psychology
Fellow — Society for the Study of  Social Issues
Sue Rosenberg Zalk Award for Distinguished Service — Society for Women in Psychology
Carolyn Wood Sherif Award — Society for Women in Psychology