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Allied Health Sciences Faculty Search Talk: Ijeoma Opara

Monday, October 22, 2018
12:00pm – 1:00pm

Storrs Campus
Koons 217

Join us as we welcome four candidates for a new Assistant Professor position focused on health disparities research.

Please join us for the first candidate's talk (45 minutes plus 15 minutes of discussion)

Ijeoma Opara, MPH, LMSW (Research Fellow, Family Science & Human Development, Montclair State University)

"Strengths-Based Approaches to Drug Use Prevention Among Urban Girls of Color" Drug use and abuse research often ignores the role of resiliency among urban girls of color. This absence may further marginalize girls of color due to the misconceived view and understanding of their behaviors. In her talk, Ms. Opara will discuss her program of research which seeks to explore the gaps in drug abuse literature in understanding the protective factors for prevention among urban girls of color. In her work, she uses both quantitative and qualitative methodology to provide a strengths based view of families of color and their role in drug abuse prevention in an attempt to highlight the culturally-based family processes that serve as protective factors for this population.

Contact:

bambi.mroz@uconn.edu

Allied Health Sciences Department (primary), College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, Health Disparities Institute, Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy , UConn Master Calendar

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