Binta Green

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    College: Social Work Department: Jane Addams Social Work
    Title: Assistant Professor
    Office: EPASW 4206 Phone: 3129962433
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    Currently, my research interest focuses on factors that may influence young women particularly African American women risk for contracting HIV. I have found that my research focuses on factors such as dating violence, substance use, condom use, and power dynamics within intimate relationships. To date I've published a number of articles that explore these factors in the lives of young adult and adolescent African American women.

    In addition, I am also interested in factors that may influence the continued risk behaviors of African American women who have a HIV diagnosis. Research has shown that many people who are HIV positive continue to engage in risk behaviors similar to that of their HIV negative counterparts. My interest lies in exploring factors that may influence the continued risk behaviors of HIV positive African American women such as poverty, power dynamics in the intimate relationships, support, violence, and stigma.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 10

    Qualifications of a Student:
    I am pretty open to working with students from any discipline. However, I feel very strongly about students commitment to research, especially research in the field of HIV and women, particularly African American women.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    Students should expect to work on literature reviews, and assisting in writing manuscripts for submission to different journal articles. Anything that a student writes that's used in the final manuscript, the student will receive credit for his/her work by having their name listed as one of the contributing authors. In addition to assisting with manuscript submissions, students will also assist in the writing of grant proposals. Furthermore, students can also expect to possibly work on powerpoints for presentation at National conferences and or co-present at a these conferences.

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