Dr. Paul Archibald is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Work at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York (CSI). He comes to CSI from Morgan State University School of Social Work in Baltimore, Maryland where he served in a vital role as an early career researcher to develop an emerging public health social work paradigm “stress singularity” as well as an emerging discipline and science entitled “Epidemiological Criminology.” His professional goal is to increase the number of underrepresented minority social workers who understand the public health social work framework which is the prevention and health promotion practice of social work that utilizes epidemiology to promote health, social justice and the overall well-being of the community being served — data-driven but people-focused. Dr. Archibald has over a decade of public health social work clinical practice and training dedicated to the prevention and treatment of mental and physical health outcomes among persons exposed to chronic stressors — especially those in the criminal justice system. His current research focuses on using an intersectional approach to understanding the impact of social determinants of health on stress-related health disparities. Dr. Archibald holds dear to his heart his public health social work role as “holistic health promoter.” He is a firm believer that “it takes a whole community to make a community whole!”


DrPH, Morgan State University

MSW, University of Maryland at Baltimore

MA in Sociology, University of Maryland Baltimore County

BA in Sociology, Morgan State University

Scholarship / Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Archibald, P. & Thorpe, Jr., R. (In Press). The role of life stressors in the relationship between work-related stress and depressive symptoms among working Black adults in the United States. Urban Social Work.

Rhodes, D., Robinson, D., Archibald, P. & Van Sluytman, L. (2019). A decade’s tale: Consent decrees and police use of excessive force. Advances in Social Work.

Archibald, P. (2019). Perspective: Work-Related stress and mortality among Black men. Ethnicity and Disease, 29(1):21-22. DOI:10.18865/ed.29.1.21

Archibald, P. & Akers, Timothy (2018). Development of the Behavioral-Biomedical Law Enforcement Stress Discordance Model (B2LESD): An epidemiological criminology framework. Journal of Community Safety and Well-Being, 3(3), 68-83.

McLane-Davison, D., Milton, S.A., Archibald, P., & Holmes, R. (2018). Of common bonds: Accounting for intergenerational culture competency in community policing. Race and Justice. DOI: 10.1177/2153368718810368

Archibald, P., Dobson-Sydnor, K., & Daniels, K. (2018). The role of racial identity in the relationship between life stressors and depressive symptoms among Black adults. Urban Social Work, 2(2), 123-138.

Archibald, P. (2017). Criminal justice contact, stressors, and depressive symptoms among Black Adults in the United States. American Journal of Criminal Justice, 43(3), 486-508. DOI: 10.1007/s12103-017-9421-7

Estreet, A., Archibald, P., Goodman, S., & Cudjoe, T. (2017). Using a client-centered approach to guide the development of a culturally specific Hip-Hop intervention for African American adolescent substance users. Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping, 23(4), 48-66.

Archibald, P. Parker, L., & Thorpe, Jr., R. (2017). Criminal justice contact, stressors, and obesity- related health problems among Black adults in the United States. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, 5(2), 387–397.
DOI: 10.1007/s40615-017-0382-9

Estreet, A., Archibald, P., Tirmazi, T, Cudjoe, T., & Goodman, S. (2017). Exploring social work student education: The effect of a harm reduction curriculum on student knowledge and attitudes regarding opioid use disorders. Substance Abuse, 38(4):369-375.
DOI: 10.1080/08897077.2017.1341447

Archibald, P., Daniels, K, &. Sinclair, M. (2017). Social work analysis of social change reflecting the dichotomous realities of Baltimore City. Urban Social Work, 1(1), 5-19.

Archibald, P. & Estreet, A. (2017). Utilization of the interprofessional education, practice, and research model in HBCU social work education. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 27(5), 450-462.

Parker, L., Benjamin, T., Archibald, P. & Thorpe, R. (2016). The association between marijuana usage and discrimination among adult Black men. American Journal of Men’s Health, 11(2), 435- 442.

Archibald, P., Muhammad, O., & Estreet, A. (2016). The business in social work education: An HBCU’s School of Social Work social entrepreneurship project. The Journal of Social Work Education, 52(1), 79-94.

Archibald, P., Dobson-Sydnor, K., Daniels, K., & Bronner, Y. (2013). Explaining African Americans’ depressive symptoms: A stress-distress and coping perspective. Journal of Health Psychology, 18(3), 321-331.

Daniels, K. & Archibald P. (2011). The levitical cycle of health: The church as a public health social work conduit for health promotion. Social Work and Christianity, 38(1), 88-100.

Daniels, K. & Archibald, P. (2011). Merging community and faith-based organizations to empower African American males. Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling, 65(2), 1-6.

Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters

Bronner, Y., Archibald, P., Lindong, I. & Layman, B. (In press). The family. In Handbook of Bowen Family Systems theory and research methods, Keller, MN & Noone, RJ (Eds.). New York: Taylor and Francis, pp. 332-346.

Thorpe, Jr., R. & Archibald, P. (2019). Life course perspective: Implications for men’s health disparities. In Men’s health equity: A handbook, Griffith, D., Bruce, M., & Thorpe, Jr. (Eds.). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

Archibald, P., Estreet, A., & Daniels, K. (2016). Engaging across ages: The value of a community intergenerational group process. In Inclusive Group Work, Pelech et al. (Eds.). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Estreet, A., & Archibald, P. (2016). Exploring hip-hop group therapy with high risk youth: The STEP Up Program. In Inclusive Group Work, Pelech et al. (Eds.). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Archibald, P., Daniels, K., & Austin, S. (2015). Exploring urban faith-based/social work community collaboration for mental health promotion in urban African American communities. In Social Work Practice with African Americans in Urban Environments, Wells-Wilbon, R. & McPhatter, A. (Eds). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.

Archibald, P., & Dobson-Sydnor, K. (2015). Social work and health: Understanding the contexts for social work and public health. In Social Work Practice with African Americans in Urban Environments, Wells-Wilbon, R. & McPhatter, A. (Eds). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.

Daniels, K., Smith, S, Archibald, P. & Akers, T. (2015). Urban gangs: Epidemiological criminology as a theoretical framework for social work practice. In Social Work Practice with African Americans in Urban Environments, Wells-Wilbon, R. & McPhatter, A. (Eds). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.