Closer Look: Georgia State Professor Researches Link Between Discrimination and Children’s Health; FBI Atlanta, Mercer Partner to Create Cybersecurity Program for High School Students

Sierra Carter, an assistant professor of psychology at Georgia State, joins “Closer Look" in studio to discuss her research into the link between discrimination, aging and depression.
Sierra Carter, an assistant professor of psychology at Georgia State, joins “Closer Look" in studio to discuss her research into the link between discrimination, aging and depression.
Credit Grace Walker

Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 on “Closer Look with Rose Scott:”

  • 0:00: “Closer Look” host Rose Scott gives a news brief with local tributes to U.S. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, who died this morning at the age of 68 years old.
  • 07:20: A study published this year and led by a Georgia State professor, found a link between depression and accelerated aging for African Americans. How exactly are discrimination, aging and depression linked? And what exactly can be done in terms of treatment and prevention? Pierra Carter, an assistant professor of psychology at Georgia State, joins “Closer Look” in the studio.
  • 36:36: A new partnership between Mercer University, the FBI Atlanta Division and Paul Duke STEM High School in Norcross aims to give more high school students the opportunity to learn about cybersecurity. Dr. Caroline Brackette, assistant dean for experiential learning and strategic partnerships in Mercer University’s College of Professional Advancement, Dr. Jonathon Wetherington, principal of Paul Duke STEM High School and Todd Renner, supervisory special agent with FBI Atlanta, join “Closer Look” in the studio to discuss the new program.
Todd Renner, supervisory special agent with FBI Atlanta, Dr. Jonathon Wetherington, principal of Paul Duke STEM High School, and Dr. Caroline Brackette, assistant dean for experiential learning and strategic partnerships in Mercer University’s College of Professional Advancement. (Photo credit: Grace Walker)

Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler and Grace Walker. Joy Barge is a contributing producer.