HISTP Proudly Announces the Selection of the 2012/2013 Training Fellows
We would like to congratulate and welcome:
B. Hood, Ph.D.
Dr. Hood is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and African American Studies at Mississippi State University. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Christopher Newport University, her Master of Science in Criminal Justice, Sociology and Psychology and her Doctor of Philosophy in Social Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Hood's active research program focuses on preventive health behaviors and promoting positive health outcomes among people of color and underserved populations. More specifically, she studies HIV prevention, condom use attitudes and persuasion, psychosocial determinants of health behavior, and sexual health promotion among African American women. Her current research involves using the components of persuasion and principles of edutainment (entertainment education) to change attitudes and perceptions about condoms through the use of social media. Dr. Hood's plan is to develop and implement individual and group level interventions using social media with the goal of changing attitudes and promoting consistent condom use among African American women.
Jamila K. Stockman, Ph.D.
Dr. Stockman is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Global Public Health, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Diego. She received her Ph.D. in Infectious Disease Epidemiology from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a Master of Public Health degree from George Washington University. She completed post-doctoral fellowships at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Stockman has worked in a variety of academic and governmental settings relevant to the prevention of HIV and other adverse health outcomes among vulnerable women. As a trained infectious disease epidemiologist, Dr. Stockman specializes in HIV prevention, with a specific focus on the role of gender-based violence and substance abuse among low-income underserved women. Currently, she is addressing these intersecting epidemics among substance-using and ethnic minority populations in the following locations: San Diego, CA; the Mexico-U.S. border region; Baltimore, MD; and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Her ultimate goal is to develop culturally-tailored, multilevel HIV prevention interventions that address gender-based issues for women at risk for HIV infection. Dr. Stockman's peer-reviewed research has been presented at national and international conferences and also disseminated through peer-reviewed scientific journals.
Ennis Whitehead, Ph.D.
Dr. Nicole Ennis Whitehead is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology in the College of Public Health and Health Professions at the University of Florida. Dr. Whitehead received her Ph.D. from Kent State University in 2001. She completed an APA approved internship at University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital and then went on to complete a Research Fellowship at the University of Miami on an NIMH-funded T32, “The Biopsychosocial Processes in Immunology and HIV/AIDS Research.” The long-range objective of Dr. Whitehead’s research program is to improve HIV and STI related health outcomes among underserved minority populations through effective and culturally sensitive interventions, with an emphasis on the role of drug abuse. Dr. Whitehead’s current program of research focuses on the drug abuse aspects of HIV prevention among older adults. Specifically, her work examines the role of drug use, sexual risk behaviors, cognitive functioning, and psychological factors in HIV infection risk among older AA adults.
Liliane Cambraia Windsor, Ph.D.
Dr. Windsor is an Assistant Professor at Rutgers: The State University of New Jersey, School of Social Work. Dr. Windsor is affiliated with the Rutgers Center for Behavioral Health Services and Criminal Justice Research, the Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies (CAS), and the Special Populations Office at the National Development and Research Institute (NDRI). Born and raised in Brazil, she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Education from FCH-FUMEC, Brazil in 1998. She moved to Texas in 2000 to pursue her Master of Science and doctoral degrees in Social Work from The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Windsor’s research focuses on substance use, criminal justice, HIV prevention, and social justice with special emphasis on low income Latinos and Blacks using community based participatory research (CBPR). Combining critical consciousness theory with social and behavioral sciences literature, Dr. Windsor conducts CBPR to study the mechanisms of oppression in the development of knowledge and its implications in the design and implementation of culturally-tailored health interventions among individuals with a history of incarceration and substance abuse. Her research interests are aligned with a call for the use of CBPR as a paradigm to optimize implementation of tested interventions. Dr. Windsor has expertise in measurement development, meta-analysis, ethnography, and treatment development and evaluation.