Erlanger “Earl” Turner, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist and assistant professor of Psychology at the University of Houston-Downtown. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Louisiana State University and a doctorate in clinical psychology from Texas A&M University in College Station. Dr. Turner also completed a post-doctoral residency at the Kennedy Krieger Institute through the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His research and clinical interests include: access to behavioral health services, cultural competency, behavioral parent training, motivation and psychotherapy use, mental health disparities, and disruptive behavior disorders. Dr. Turner has published articles in scholarly journals and presented his research at national conferences. In addition to his clinical work, he is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Association of Black Psychologists. He currently serves on the APA Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest. He is also a member of Society of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, the Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race, and Psychologists in Independent Practice. Dr. Turner has served in numerous leadership positions through APA (such as Division 45, Division 42, and Member at Large (Practice) on the Committee for the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students). In 2014, he was awarded the Judy E. Hall Early Career Psychologist Award by the National Register of Health Service Psychologist.