Virginia Commonwealth University

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Featured Researcher

Research Expertise and Focus

  • Adolescent sexuality and pregnancy, especially among African American girls, girls in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems,
  • Sexual and domestic violence

Professional Highlights

  • Chair, American Sociological Association Section on the Body and Embodiment
  • Board Member, Society for the Study of Social Problems
  • Editorial Board Member, Gender & Society
  • Institutional Representative, Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management
  • Consultant , Office of Women’s Health federal grant program focusing on girls at risk for juvenile delinquency/HIV evaluation
  • Research consultant, Project Dawn in Richmond, Va.

Education and Training

  • Ph.D.,  University of Delaware, Newark, Del.
  • M.S.,  Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va.
  • B.A., James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.