Dr. Angela Glymph (pronouns she/her/ hers) was selected as the CEO of Peer Health Exchange in 2023.She joined Peer Health Exchange (PHE)in 2014 and for the past 9 years, Dr. Glymph has led the organization through significant programmatic transformations, which has been guided by her strong belief to align to evidence- and stakeholder-informed practices. She and another executive leader co-developed PHE's current strategic plan, which is a bold and unprecedented vision to reach hundreds of thousands of young people in the places and spaces in which they say they need and want to be reached. . She has demonstrated her strong commitment to centering young people's voices within and outside of PHE in an effort to advance health equity for the most marginalized young people in our country. She previously held the position of President of the Youth Health Equity Collaborative (YHEC) business unit at PHE, where she fundraised for and maintained a budget of $7mil. In her former role, Dr. Glymph set the vision and plan for PHE’s work in addressing the health equity and education needs of over 15,000 young people annually in schools and communities across the country in partnership with the former CEO, board, YHEC Executive leadership, and young people.
Dr. Glymph has accumulated 15 years of experience and expertise developing and managing health and educational equity programs, as well as evaluating health and educational outcomes of such programs. She has content knowledge and expertise in positive youth development, health equity, social and emotional learning, adolescent sexual and mental health, and social psychology. She is a published author of textbooks, book chapters, and empirical research articles, and frequently asked to make presentations and sit on professional panels in the public health and health education conferences.
Dr. Glymph currently co-leads a BIPOC Mental Health Coalition that is represented by mostly leaders of colors representing about 20 national and local organizations that collectively strive to center the voices of BIPOC youth within health and educational decision-making spaces traditionally devoid of youth voice and input on their own mental and emotional well-being. She plans to represent youth voice through her recent appointment to SHAPE America’s Taskforce that will revise the National Health Standards for K-12 health education.
Dr. Glymph has been featured in Black Enterprise magazine and on NBC’s Today Show discussing the importance of mental health education for young people. She earned a Ph.D. and MS in Psychology from Howard University. In her spare time, she voluntarily serves as the Vice Chair of the EduSeed Board of Directors, a non-profit organization based in Washington, DC, voluntarily serves as a Board member of Active Minds, a national nonprofit organization supporting mental health awareness and education for young adults, and mentors doctoral students, specifically those who hold marginalized identities as Adjunct Faculty at Howard University.She currently resides in the Washington, DC area with her spouse and young son.
Pate, C.M., Glymph, A., Joiner, T., Bhagwandeen, R. (2023). Students as Co-creators of Educational Environments. In: Evans, S.W., Owens, J.S., Bradshaw, C.P., Weist, M.D. (eds) Handbook of School Mental Health. Issues in Clinical Child Psychology. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-20006-9_13.
Comfort, A., Rao, L., Goodman, S., Barney, A., Glymph, A., Schroeder, R., McCulloch, C., & Harper, C. (2020). Improving capacity at school-based health centers to offer adolescents counseling and access to comprehensive contraceptive services. Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, https://www.jpagonline.org/article/S1083-3188(20)30286-2/pdf
Cole, A.P. & Glymph, A.D. (2010). Research Methods and Statistics for the Social Sciences: A Laboratory Manual, Second Edition. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall Hunt.
Cole, A.P., Adams-Fuller, T., Cole, O.J., Kruglanski, A., & Glymph, A.D. (2007). Making sense of a hurricane. Social identityand attribution explanations of race-related differences in Katrina disaster response. In H. Potter (Ed.), Racing the Storm: Racial Implications and Lessons Learned from Hurricane Katrina
(pp. 3–32). Lexington Books: New York, NY.
Cole, A.P. & Glymph, A.D. (2007). Basic Statistics and Research Methods: A Laboratory Manual. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall Hunt.