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Olufunmilayo "Funmi" MakindeResearcher of the Week:
Olufunmilayo "Funmi" Makinde

Meet Funmi...
She is a Health Administration and Policy Program major and a McNair Scholar. Her future plans is to persue a M.S./Ph.D. degree in Public Health Management and then work with non-profit public health organizations all over the world.

Her research will explore the poorly understood psychosocial factors for HIV Prevention and treatment. primarily in urban African American Women. The stunning fact in this topic is that 71 percent of HIV infected women are African American women. There has to be a need to better understand how to communicate HIV risk and prevention techniques to this target group. To enhance our understanding of underlying psychosocial factors that are influencing HIV prevention and treatment behaviors in a high-risk population, six high-risk African American women were recruited to participate in qualitative interviews.

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