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Doctoral Dissertation Defense: Examining Trauma Pathways and their Impact on HIV Risk and Behavior among Black Youth Entering Adulthood
Shantesica Gilliam, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Health Promotion & Behavior, will defend her doctoral dissertation – “Examining Trauma Pathways and their Impact on HIV Risk and Behavior among Black Youth Entering Adulthood ” – on Wednesday, March 23 at 11:00 a.m. via Zoom at this link.
Shantesica Gilliam’s research focuses on health disparities, violence exposure, and their impact on reproductive and sexual health. Her doctoral research used the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health) dataset to explore two aims: (1) examine the pathway of childhood trauma to HIV risk through the change trajectories of community violence exposure and depression, and (2) examine the underlying association between community violence exposure, perceived discrimination, and HIV risk through the pathways of depression and perceived stress. She graduated from the University of Georgia in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion and Behavior.
Everyone is welcome to attend! For more information, contact Tamora Callands.