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Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Robynn Battle, MPH, Ed.D., is an Associate Research Scientist at PIRE’s Prevention Research Center (PRC) and currently serves as the Project Manager to two studies investigating alcohol, tobacco and other drug use among Southeast Asian adults in an urban environment (Southeast Asian Social Meaning (& Drugs) Study). In addition to her work at PRC, Dr. Battle has extensive experience conducting evaluations for community level programs with health programs within schools or county offices of education involving adolescent and young adult health issues including pregnancy and HIV/AIDS prevention, substance use prevention and youth and leadership development among multi-ethnic, urban populations. Her early research includes master thesis work conducting a needs assessment for inhalant use prevention among Alaska Native adolescents for the Alaska Native Health Services. As part of her NIMCH pre-doctoral fellowship research work, she assisted in conducting HIV/AIDS risk-assessment research among young African American women in Oakland, CA. Her doctoral research involved examining medical residents’ responses to different types of cross-cultural medical situations in terms of their informal reasoning using the cultural humility model as a measure of their reasoning. She currently serves as the lead evaluator with San Francisco’s Asian American Recovery Services’ SAMHSA Strategic Prevention Framework program to prevent co-morbid conditions of substance abuse, HIV/AIDS, and hepatitis among Asian American Pacific Islanders in the Bay Area. She also is an adjunct professor at Holy Names University in the Department of Education, teaching in the area of evaluation of educational programs and at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health, teaching an advanced qualitative research methods course.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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