Kyle Liam Mason
 COVES Fellow Profile

Kyle Liam Mason

  • Ph.D., Health Psychology
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Office of the Virginia Senator Ghazala Hashmi

“I look forward to continuing to engage with Sen. Hashmi’s offi ce in using my policy recommendations to help draft bills and engage key stakeholders.”

 Summer Responsibilities: Kyle drew on their background in healthcare access, health decision-making, and health disparities to identify legislative gaps that undermine healthcare accessibility and to suggest solutions. They articulated their findings in a memo to Sen. Hashmi, focusing on the need to go beyond affordability to achieve healthcare equity.

Background: Kyle engages in research and scholarship at the intersections of health disparities (e.g., violence exposure, psychological distress, and chronic illness), inequities in healthcare (e.g., discrimination and erasure), and deleterious and efficacious health behaviors (e.g., healthcare underutilization and treatment adherence) that have implications for public health. They were recently to the City of Richmond Human Rights Commission.


  • Ph.D., Health Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • M.S., Health Psychology, Christopher Newport University
  • B.S., Psychology, Mary Baldwin