As a Research Associate, Khendra Lucas (she/her) serves as the “glue” to the MHA research team, helping to organize documentation, engage stakeholders & manage data from the MHA screening program.
Prior to joining MHA in 2022, Khendra obtained a bachelor’s in Biomedical Sciences and Psychology. From there, she amassed a wealth of experience in education, research and nonprofit management. One of her proudest accomplishments is being an Outreach Specialist for the Shelby County Tax Impact project, where she was able to engage over 10,000 people in free income tax preparation and perform a quasi-experimental study on the Earned Income Credit’s effect on child development and family well-being. Experiences like these plus her own lived experience with ADHD, trauma, and anxiety have fueled Khendra’s passion for mental health advocacy. Khendra takes special interest in enhancing the accessibility and awareness of essential services that improve mental well being for historically marginalized communities.