CAPS Town Hall presents: Faye Belgrave, PhD
September 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
Dr. Faye Belgrave is tenured Professor of Health Psychology and Social Psychology and Director of the Center for Cultural Experiences in Prevention at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her work is community and intervention focused and attends to aspects of culture (gender, ethnicity, age, and place, etc.) to promote well-being among African American youth and young adults. She works collaboratively with community-based agencies to identify and implement relevant programming and research. Recent projects provided culturally integrated substance abuse, HIV prevention, and sex education curricula to African American college students and students attending middle school. Dr. Belgrave and her colleagues implemented and evaluated a culturally specific HIV prevention intervention for African American females; this project was expanded by including a male component. Another study examines the role of culture and community in tobacco and other drug use among African American youth in rural and urban communities. Additionally, her work has involved other areas of health promotion (e.g., prevention of cancer, diabetes, depression) and other ethnic minority populations (e.g., Latinas and Asian Americans).