- Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina
- Former Fellow, Research Education Institute for Diverse Scholars (REIDS)
Dr. Tiarney D. Ritchwood, PhD, studies issues disproportionately affecting underrepresented and oppressed adolescents, including HIV/AIDS and substance use, using community-based participatory research methods. Her scholarly approach to psychological and public health research acknowledges the importance of social, political, and economic systems to health behaviors and outcomes. Dr. Ritchwood, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina, received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Alabama. Prior to that, she completed her undergraduate studies in psychology at Emory University. She has completed postdoctoral fellowships at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Rochester Medical Center focused on underserved populations, integrated mental health care, and community-based participatory research approaches and HIV prevention. Dr. Ritchwood hopes that her work would lead to the development, implementation, and dissemination of evidence-based interventions to advance preventive programs.