Ph.D. in Health Promotion and Behavior, University of Georgia, 2018
MPH in Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Emory University, 2013
B.A., Psychology, Manhattan College, 2011
Anne Marie Schipani-McLaughlin is a Research Scientist as part of the Urban Drivers for Resilient Youth (ResY) Next Generation Initiative working under the mentorship of Dr. Laura Salazar. Prior to this role, she was the Project Director for Dr. Laura Salazar’s NIH-funded study, developing and testing RealConsent—a web-based sexual violence risk reduction program for college women—in a randomized controlled trial. The male version of RealConsent has been featured on CDC’s website as an effective intervention to reduce sexual violence perpetration among college men; the female version of RealConsent targets risk reduction strategies by focusing on alcohol use, communication and sexual consent, and building supportive networks. Anne Marie organized and developed the female version of RealConsent web-based modules and serial drama “Squad” episodes, managed research and data collection activities for the randomized controlled trial, and analyzed study data.
She has also worked on Dr. Laura Salazar’s CDC-funded observational prospective study examining risk and protective factors at the college level for sexual violence perpetration among male freshmen, where she analyzed data and disseminated study findings in journal articles. Prior to completing her Ph.D., Anne Marie served as an Associate at ICF International, where she evaluated SAMHSA and CDC -funded suicide prevention and viral hepatitis prevention programs across the country. In addition, her previous experience includes serving as an Instructor and co-managing a research lab at the University of Georgia. Anne Marie’s Ph.D. in Health Promotion and Behavior dissertation focused on developing and testing the preliminary efficacy of a bystander sexual violence prevention social media marketing campaign.