- Assistant Medical Professor, Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, Department of Community Health and Social Medicine
- Former Postdoctoral Fellow, CIRA
Tashuna Albritton holds a Ph.D. in social work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where her training focused on social intervention development. Her research interests include adolescent sexual and reproductive health, development and evaluation of HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted disease prevention interventions, and HIV/AIDS prevention among minorities in rural communities. During her doctoral studies, she was awarded the Maternal and Child Health Public Leadership Fellowship funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau. She was also the recipient of a pre-doctoral award funded by the National Institutes of Health, which supported her continuing research with understanding the family context and behaviors affecting rural African American adolescents' risk for diseases. Tashuna will continue her HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases intervention research with minority adolescents, with an emphasis on examining the psychosocial factors affecting sexual risk behaviors.