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Peers Greatest Influence On Young Black Men’s Sexual Risk Behavior

Efforts to reduce risky sexual practices among young black men may work best if they target peer groups, according to a recent study led by researchers from the School of Public Health at Georgia State University.

Black men and youth ages 13 to 24 face a disproportionate burden of sexually transmitted diseases, often… more »

Study: Mindfulness Practices Need Adapting For Some Populations

A team led by a researcher at the School of Public Health at Georgia State University has offered recommendations to help practitioners improve mindfulness-based interventions for low-income adults seeking help for mental health issues.

The proposals are the result of focus group sessions with 32 adults, most of them African American, who sought services at a… more »

Professor’s Guidance, Support Recognized With University Sparks Award

Dr. Daniel Whitaker, a professor in the School of Public Health, is being honored by Georgia State University with the George M. Sparks award. Whitaker, who is Director of the National SafeCare Training and Research Center (NSTRC), was nominated by his colleagues there for creating a positive and supportive work… more »

Tobacco Study: Some Smokers Misperceive Harm Of Flavored Cigars

African-American cigarette smokers and smokers with lower educational attainment are more likely to think of flavored little cigars as less harmful and easier to quit, according to a study led by a tobacco researcher with the School of Public Health at Georgia State University.

The study also found that daily smokers of menthol cigarettes… more »

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