A Review of T32 Site Visit

October 25, 2023
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Akilah Collins-Anderson is a PhD student in the Public Health Sciences program and National Institute of Mental Health T32 Predoctoral Fellow. She grew up in a family of Caribbean immigrants in the New York metro area and received her BA in public health from the University of Rochester. In 2015, Akilah received her MPH in sociomedical sciences from Columbia University while providing research support for the New York State Psychiatric Institute and NYC Department of Education. Before arriving at the Brown School, Akilah led and supported a range of research studies for the Department of Family & Social Medicine and the Rose F. Kennedy Children’s Evaluation & Rehabilitation Center at Albert Einstein College of Medicine located in Bronx, New York.

Kelley McCall is a third-year Ph.D. in Social Work student and a member of the Cherokee Nation. She graduated with a BA in Psychology from the University of New Mexico, a Master’s in Public Health, and a Master’s in Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis. Kelley’s interests lie in culturally appropriate and successful preventions and interventions with American Indian/Alaska Native populations addressing substance use disorders, suicidal behaviors, and historical trauma. As a Ph.D. student, she hopes to implement traditional programs and intervention strategies within the current healthcare systems and tribal communities. Upon graduation, Kelley plans to continue sharing her knowledge with the goal of becoming a tenured professor.

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