Brown Bag Lecture:
Effects of lead exposure on blood pressure
Monica Bastos Paoliello, PhD
State University of Londrina
Parana, Brazilo

Brown Bag Lecture:
Inequalities in Health Service Use among Former Inmates: Implications for Race/ Ethnic Health Disparities
Kathryn M. Nowotny, PhD
University of Miami

NIMHD Awards Endowment to FIU (PIs: Gil, De La Rosa)
Endowment makes FIU regional hub for the study of HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, obesity, and diabetes

NIAAA Awards R01 Grant to Dr. De La Rosa
Study will Examine Alcohol Use among Recent Latino Immigrants

Dr. Kanamori, CRUSADA Postdoctoral Fellow, Awarded NIH K99/R00 Grant
First investigator from College of Public Health & Social Work to receive an NIH Pathway to Independence Award

CRUSADA/C-SALUD PhD Fellow wins at 2016 Florida Research Symposium
Stephanie Diez won 1st Place in Social Sciences Category for presentation on problem videogame play in children & youth

NIH Awards $12.7 Million to FIU
Three CRUSADA Researchers are Members of Interdisciplinary Team

Frank Dillon Awarded R15 grant from NIMHD
Affiliated faculty member Frank Dillion was awarded a R15 to conduct a study of HIV testing among at risk Latino men

USAID Report
C-SALUD Postdoctoral Scholar authors report titled "Indicators of Child Deprivation in Sub-Saharan Africa"

CRUSADA Faculty Featured on NIH Website
Preventing HIV/AIDS in Recent Latino Immigrants


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Dawson, Christyl

Office: AHC5 431C
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Research Interests: HIV/AIDS; mental illness; substance abuse; women’s reproductive health; child & adolescent health

Christyl Dawson is a PhD student in the Epidemiology program. She is currently a Student Scholar in Health Disparities at the NIMHD P20 Center for Substance Use and HIV/AIDS Research on Latinos in the United States (C-SALUD), which is housed within FIU's Center for Research on U.S. Latino HIV/AIDS and Drug Abuse (CRUSADA). Prior to joining the center, she received her Master in Public Health degree from Florida International University and her Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Biology and a minor in Mathematics from University of Miami. Christyl has assisted with the development and implementation of studies related to cardiovascular disease, pregnancy outcomes in obese and diabetic women, and healthcare worker beliefs about the influenza vaccine. She hopes through her research endeavors to reduce health disparities among populations that are often underrepresented in research. Her dissertation work will focus on the effect of neighborhood collective efficacy on HIV risk behavior among recent Latina immigrants to the United States.