Dr. Amanda Gilmore is a clinical psychologist and an Assistant Professor and the Associate Chair of the Department of Health Policy & Behavioral Sciences in the School of Public Health at Georgia State University.
Dr. Gilmore’s research interests primarily focus on the development and testing of (1) integrated prevention programs for alcohol and drug use, sexual assault, and sexual risk behaviors among high-risk groups including adolescents, college students, and service members, (2) innovative technology-based interventions to improve the rate of treatment access and decrease treatment drop-out among underserved populations; and (3) secondary prevention programs for individuals who experienced recent sexual assault. Dr. Gilmore has more than 90 publications focused on sexual assault and has led grants from multiple agencies including NIH, DoD, and SAMHSA.
Dr. Shannon Self-Brown is a child clinical psychologist and a Professor in the School of Public Health at Georgia State University. She serves as Chair of the department of Health Policy and Behavioral Sciences and is the Co-Director of the National SafeCare Training and Research Center (NSTRC). NSTRC is housed within the School of Public Health and focuses on the dissemination of SafeCare, an evidence-based parenting program for preventing child physical abuse and neglect.
Dr. Self-Brown’s research focuses on child maltreatment prevention, behavioral parenting intervention, youth trauma intervention, and implementation science. Her research has been funded by NIH, NCTSN, CDC, PCORI, and several foundations. Dr. Self-Brown has more than 80 peer-reviewed publications focusing on the impact of youth violence, trauma, and disaster exposure on youth mental health, as well as the implementation of evidence-based behavioral parenting programs and mental health practices for traumatized youth. She serves as a grant reviewer for the DOJ, NCTSN, and NIH, and as a member of the editorial board for the journal Child Maltreatment.
Dr. Elizabeth (Liz) Mosley, is a faculty member with the Mark Chaffin Center for Healthy Development (MCCHD) and Department of Health Policy and Behavioral Sciences at Georgia State University School of Public Health. She investigates how social determinants (including gender, race/ethnicity, class, and stigma) affect sexual and reproductive health equity in the US and globally. Her research applies quantitative, qualitative, multi-level, and community-engaged methods to study a number of topics including gender-based violence. Dr. Mosley is also passionate about teaching and mentoring, and has an award-winning teaching record with undergraduate and graduate students. With the MCCHD, she works with Dr. Kathleen Baggett as well as the Alcohol and Sexual Assault Prevention Lab with Drs. Amanda Gilmore and Ruschelle Leone. Dr. Mosley completed her PhD at the University of Michigan and her MPH at the University of North Carolina, where her Capstone project addressed sexual and domestic violence with diverse stakeholders across the state.
Dr. Ruschelle Leone received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Georgia State University and completed her clinical internship at the Medical University of South Carolina. Her research interests focus on the effect of acute alcohol intoxication on bystander intervention behavior and sexual assault prevention.
The overarching aim of Dr. Leone’s research program is to inform and develop evidence-based intervention programming to reduce alcohol-related sexual and intimate partner aggression. She is particularly interested in identifying individual-level attitudes/beliefs (e.g., masculine norms, empathy) and situational-level factors (e.g., acute alcohol intoxication, peer norms) among emerging adults that (1) are associated with violence perpetration and (2) inhibit or facilitate bystander intervention in high-risk situations.
Dr. Lindy Parker serves on the faculty of the School of Public Health, where she is the Assistant Dean for Academic Programs and a Senior Academic Professional. Under her leadership, the school earned its initial school-level accreditation status from Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), receiving a “met” finding (the highest possible) on all criteria evaluated.
Dr. Parker has helped advance the school by designing new undergraduate, graduate, and dual degree programs and by enhancing existing degree programs to better align with accreditation standards and improve graduates’ preparedness for the workforce. Dr. Parker serves as a member of the Dean’s Leadership Team, where she advises on organizational strategy, implementation plans, and process and policy design.
Dr. Laura F. Salazar is a 2nd Century scholar who is part of the Health Justice cluster. A primary focus of this cluster is to explore the social determinants of health, and the role of syndemics (multiple adverse conditions that act synergistically) in individual and community health. Dr. Salazar focuses her research efforts on understanding and improving significant inequalities in HIV experienced by racial, sexual and gender minority populations. She has also focused her efforts on the intersecting epidemic of violence against women. Her research in this area has examined mediating mechanisms that explain the connection between violence and HIV outcomes, identifying the socio-ecological risk and protective factors related to sexual violence perpetration as well as determining the effectiveness of a range of intervention approaches in reducing intimate partner violence, teen dating violence and sexual violence.
Her web-based program (RealConsent) was found to be effective in preventing sexual violence perpetration among male college students and is listed on the Center’s for Disease Control and Prevention’s website as an evidence-based effective primary prevention program.
Dr. Karen Nielsen is an assistant professor of Biostatistics in the Department of Population Health Sciences within the School of Public Health at Georgia State University. She has expertise in multilevel modeling and techniques for modeling time-intensive longitudinal data, including data resulting from physiological sensors and wearable technology. Dr. Nielsen is committed to developing innovations in statistics and quantitative methods based on practical questions. Her research interests include the development and application of new statistical techniques for modern data challenges, such as integrating and interpreting multiple data sources with differing timescales and adapting existing techniques to new use cases.
Dr. Nielsen earned her BA in Mathematics and Psychology at the University of Oklahoma, and her MA and Ph.D. in Statistics and the University of Michigan. Prior to joining Georgia State, Dr. Nielsen completed her postdoctoral training at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan, where she worked with the BioSocial Methods Collaborative to develop methods for the analysis of multimodal data, such as time-series physiological measures and self-report data.
In addition to her methodological development work, Dr. Nielsen enjoys interdisciplinary collaborations across a variety of disciplines including psychology, gerontology, communication, kinesiology, and public health.
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