Research

Photo of myself interviewing ShopWorks Theater Company actresses for the filming of the parenting video.

Research

My research interests are focused on promoting sexual and reproductive health of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities through accessible sexual health education. My dissertation research used a mixed methods, iterative, participatory design approach to develop interactive learning activities that addressed identified gaps or barriers and utilized recommendations from key stakeholders including individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their parents, healthcare providers, and educators. I then tested the use of these interactive learning activities in a feasibility study of a community-based five-week sexual health education program using the FLASH program.

As a postdoctoral fellow under the mentorship of Drs. Gael Orsmond and Kristin Long. I am assisting with data analysis, data management, and manuscript development of the The ROAD Ahead Study and Siblings FORWARD studies.

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