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Brown: Students Present Work at APHA Meeting

Brown University School of Public Health was well represented the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association (APHA) last week, held in Philadelphia. Multiple PhD students and one masters’ student travelled to the city of brotherly love to present their research.

Masters of Global Health student Ms. Cami Renicken presented her research on peer support for adolescents who live with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in South Africa. Four PhD students from the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences presented as well; Mr. Adedotun Ogunbajo presented on Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)  awareness amongst Nigerian men who have sex with men, Ms. Kira DiClemente presented on treatment adherence amongst pregnant women who live with HIV in South Africa, Mr. Pablo Valente presented on polysubstance use amongst people who use drugs in non-urban areas in the Northeastern United States and Ms. Ashley Gomez presented an evaluation of a hybrid microfinance & health promotion program in the South Bronx. Ms. Annie Wentz, a doctoral student in the Department of Epidemiology presented her research on the impacts of emergency department discharge planning legislature on naloxone distribution and treatment referrals.

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