CHQ Welcomes Research Assistant, Dr. Xueying Yang

Dr. Xueying Yang received her Doctor of Public Health degree from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and my master’s degree in Peking Union Medical College in Beijing, China. I also have experience as public health practitioner in the Chaoyang Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing. My research interests focus on the health promotion of biomedical preventions for HIV infection (e.g. Antiretroviral Therapy (ART), Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PreP)) through application of social and behavioral sciences, especially among men who have sex with men. My current research in CHQ focuses on the longitudinal studies related to stigma among people living with HIV/AIDS in China

CHQ Welcomes Doctoral Student, Chengbo Zeng

Chengbo Zeng is currently a PhD student at the Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior. He works under the supervision of Dr. Xiaoming Li. He earned his Master degree in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Sun Yat-sen University and Bachelor degree in Preventive Medicine from Guangdong Pharmaceutical University. His research interests are quantitative analytical methods and the mental health of people living with HIV (PLWH). His graduate studies were developing mobile health intervention to reduce depression among PLWH and applying statistical models to examine intervention mechanisms in randomized controlled trials. His current research topic in CHQ focuses on HIV prevention and health promotion.

Congratulations Dr. LaDrea Ingram! Yale Research Education Institute for Diverse Scholars (REIDS) 2018-2020 Cohort

Dr. LaDrea Ingram, a post doctoral fellow in the SmartState Center for Healthcare Quality (CHQ), will join the Yale Research Education Institute for Diverse Scholar (REIDS) 2018-2020 cohort!

The Yale Research Institute for Diverse Scholars (REIDS) program only selects four junior scholars throughout the country and, Dr. Ingram has been chosen to receive this honor. During the program, she will have the opportunity receive valuable research experience and training while working with Senior Implementation Science HIV researchers. In addition, she will be awarded $20,000 to conduct a pilot intervention in South Carolina as a part of the intensive training program. For more information on REIDS:

Congratulations LaDrea!

Akeen Hamilton will join the 2018-2019 cohort of the Graduate Civic Scholars Program (GCSP)

Akeen Hamilton has been selected to join the 2018-2019 cohort of the Graduate Civic Scholars Program. The Graduate Civic Scholars Program (GCSP) is an innovative professional development opportunity for master’s and doctoral students who are interested in community and public engagement and action-based research. GCSP provides opportunities for interdisciplinary research, involvement in social justice initiatives, and an enhanced understanding of the role of scholarship in addressing societal needs a doctoral student, has been selected for the 2018-2019 Graduate Civic Scholars Program (GCSP) of the Graduate School at the University of South Carolina.

Congratulations Akeen!