Travis M. Dopson

MPH Candidate
Graduate Research Assistant in the Global Social Technologies and Risk Reduction (STARR) lab

Curriculum Vitae

Master of Public Health (MPH)

Travis is a Graduate student from Coffee County, Douglas, Georgia pursuing his Master’s in Public health concentrating in Health Promotion and behavior. He was brought to the field of public health after initially being interested in medicine and actually pursuing a degree in biology on the pre-med track. With the goal of becoming a Pediatrician, he realized that he wanted to study & impact youth health on a wider scale and thus transitioned to Public Health.

He has conducted IRB approved research revolving around youth recreational participation and the causes for the lack of participation. He has also has conducted on anxiety levels of first-generation college students vs. generational college students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) vs. Predominantly White Institutions (PWIs). He has also conducted research on natural language processing as component of search engine optimization in relation to the webpage in relation to depression.

He has also served as an intern for the CDC and the affordable housing company Columbia Residential. He has served as a panelist for Gilead Pharmacueticals on HIV prevention programs on HBCU campuses. He has also created programs to distribute contraceptives and has administered over 2,000 condoms himself. He is also the co-founder of the non-profit mentoring organization “Future Mentality”.

Feel free to contact him. He will answer any question or try his best to find someone with an answer.

  • B.A. Morehouse College, 2020, Psychology
  • A.A. South Georgia State College, 2017, Psychology
  • Gates Millennium Scholar
  • Phi Beta Kappa
Research Interests
  • Youth development
  • Mental health
  • African American health
  • Sexual Health
  • HBCUs
  • First-Generation College Students
  • Education