DNC Speaker Series: Advances in Prevention Science, Diversity, and Inclusion, Celebrating Black History Month

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Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST / 10:00 am – 11:00 am PST

Join us over Zoom. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwvcOuhqz8sGdFm_bxRa1p-fJLMEmoTC9QE

 Speaker: Kymberle L. Sterling, DrPH

Dr. Kymberle Sterling is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Behavior, Society, and Policy and Assistant dean for Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion for Faculty and Talent Development at the Rutgers School of Public Health. Dr. Sterling’s research focuses on adolescent and young adult tobacco use, tobacco-related health disparities, and tobacco regulatory sciences, with particular emphasis on cigars. She also has expertise in mixed methodology data collection and analysis, discrete and volumetric choice experiments, and latent variable modeling techniques. Currently, Dr. Sterling’s National Institutes of Health-funded research projects examine the impact of tobacco regulatory policy on cigar and other tobacco use among young adults, particularly flavored products, and patterns of use among racially and ethnically diverse populations.

The aims of the DNC Speaker Series are to highlight research on prevention science and public health that is led by researchers from underrepresented groups and primarily conduct research with groups that are understudied (e.g., racial/ethnic minorities, individuals who identify as a sexual minority, individuals with disabilities). The presentation series will also aim to create a forum for the guest speaker(s) to share career/professional reflections as a researcher from an underrepresented group(s) and to promote discussions of diversity and inclusion in professions related to prevention science and public health.

Questions: Jennifer Lewis, SPR Executive Director, jenniferlewis@preventionresearch.org.

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