My professional development has been grounded in theories and methods found in the field of social and behavioral science. In addition to teaching, I have dedicated the past 15 years to working, partnering, and collaborating with CBOs, health care organizations and other academic institutions to reduce the impact of health disparities, including HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, mental health, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and cancer in minority populations throughout the United States.
I have received rigorous training from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the MS State Department of Health. Some of the training received included: “Trainer of Trainers for Waived Rapid HIV Testing and Prevention Counseling,” “Comprehensive Risk Counseling and Services Training, STD/HIV Instructor Training,” “HIV Prevention Counseling: Addressing Issues of Youth Training,” “HIV Testing Promotional Strategies Skills Building Training, Recruitment and Retention Strategies Skills Building Training,” “Substance Abuse and Infectious Disease: Cross-Training for Collaborative Systems of Prevention,” “Treatment and Care, Trained Facilitator for SiHLE,” “HIV Prevention Intervention for African American Teenage Girls and Trained Facilitator for NIA,” “HIV Prevention Intervention for African American Men.” The training has been very instrumental in my professional development in substance abuse and HIV/AIDS education and prevention.
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