DR. AMANDA GILMORE
Health Policy & Behavioral Sciences
School of Public Health
Georgia State University
Primary and Secondary Prevention of
Substance Use and Sexual Assault
Thursday, October 29th at 12 p.m.
Sexual assault and alcohol use often co-occur, yet prevention programs typically do not target these issues within one integrated prevention program. Dr. Gilmore will discuss integrated primary and secondary prevention programs for sexual assault and alcohol use among diverse, high-risk populations.
Interviewed by Brian Greer, Director of Development for the School of Public Health at Georgia State University.
Dr. Amanda Gilmore is a clinical psychologist and an Assistant Professor in the Mark Chaffin Center for Healthy Development and the Department of Health Policy & Behavioral Sciences in the School of Public Health. She is also affiliated with the Department of Psychology (Clinical and Community) and the Center for Research on Interpersonal Violence.
Dr. Gilmore’s research interests primarily focus on the development and testing of (1) integrated prevention programs for alcohol and drug use, sexual assault, and sexual risk behaviors among high-risk groups including adolescents, college students, and service members, (2) innovative technology-based interventions to improve the rate of treatment access and decrease treatment drop-out among underserved populations; and (3) secondary prevention programs for individuals who experienced recent sexual assault. Throughout her work she focuses on cultural factors related to gender identity, sexual orientation, race, and ethnicity. She also focuses her work on reducing barriers to accessing treatment for underserved populations. Dr. Gilmore has served as a Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on grants from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Department of Defense, Office for Victims of Crime and the Department of Homeland Security as well as several internal grant mechanisms. She has more than 80 peer reviewed publications. She is also a licensed clinical psychologist with particular expertise in the treatment of substance use disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder, and suicidal behaviors and she has founded and led clinics that have provided treatment to recent sexual assault victims, victims of crime with posttraumatic stress and suicidal behaviors using Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and integrated behavioral health care within an OB/GYN clinic. Learn more about Dr. Gilmore.
The Currents of Public Health webinar series is presented by the School of Public Health at Georgia State University. The goal of this series is to explore relevant public health topics with members of our community to discover how these ideas can positively impact local communities.
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The Role of SARS-CoV-2 Serostudies for Monitoring Burden of Disease and Associated Risk Factors: Surveillance data from SARS-CoV-2 testing programs are being used to measure burden of disease and to compare disease burden across different types of populations. However, these data have shortcomings including differential access to, and use of, testing among population sub-groups, for example by race/ethnicity. More complex measurement methods are needed to understand how burden of SARS-CoV-2 infection differs across population sub-groups, and SARS-CoV-2 serostudies offer one promising solution. Dr. Heather Bradley discussed the role of serostudies in SARS-CoV-2 surveillance, including current challenges in fielding such studies in the U.S. Interviewed by Brian Greer, Director of Development for the School of Public Health.
Dr. Heather Bradley is an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology & Biostatistics at the School of Public Health at Georgia State University. She is an epidemiologist whose main research interests include HIV prevention and treatment outcomes, surveillance methodology, and the intersection of infectious diseases with the U.S. opioid epidemic.
Prior to joining the faculty at Georgia State, Dr. Bradley worked for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in various divisions, including the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention and the Division of STD Prevention. From 2016-2018, she was the Associate Chief for Science for the CDC’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, where she oversaw the training and research of more than 50 epidemiologists in the Behavioral and Clinical Surveillance Branch.
Dr. Bradley also worked a senior research associate for the Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health from 2005 to 2010. During that time, she managed a multi-site research study evaluating integration of family planning and voluntary HIV counseling and testing services in Ethiopia.
Making the Most of an Academic Program and Careers at CDC: Learn the ins and outs of federal employment, contracting, and fellowships from School of Public Health alumni working at CDC. The graduates will share tips for making the most of an academic program and applying for jobs and fellowships at CDC. Interviewed by Jessica Pratt, Practice and Career Coordinator for the School of Public Health.