141st APHA Annual Meeting

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Anamika Barman-Adhikari, MA, MSW, PhD Student

University of Southern California
School of Social Work
669 W. 34th Street
Los Angeles, CA
USA 90089
Email: barmanad@usc.edu

Biographical Sketch:
Anamika Barman-Adhikari, MA, MSW is a third year doctoral student in the School of Social Work at the University of Southern California (USC) located in Los Angeles, California. Her research interests are broadly centered on understanding the social-contextual determinants of risk behaviors among vulnerable youth populations such as homeless and minority youth. Utilizing an ecological approach, her work aims to assess how family, peers, community and the society at large define the contexts within which vulnerable youth function and how these contexts help explicate the patterns of risk and protective behaviors that these youth engage in.

3203.0 Pro-pregnancy attitudes, history of pregnancy, and contraceptive service utilization influence homeless youths' effective contraception use 3280.0 Homeless youths' use of the internet for HIV information and testing locations 4115.0 Substantial differences in risk behaviors of homeless youth in two large networks of homeless youth in los angeles