Addressing the Rise of Congenital Syphilis

Project Information.

  • Period. 09/01/2017 – 06/30/2018
  • Funding Agency. March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation (recipient of funding from CDC)
  • SUB 20180428 U380T000199-05-00
  • Principal Investigator. Dr. Jennifer Wagman at UCSD School of Medicine and Dr. Emily Harville at Tulane University Department of Epidemiology
  • Title. Addressing the Rise of Congenital Syphilis: Working toward Setting-specific Solutions among High-Risk Pregnant Women in Kern County, California and East Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Role. Staff Research Associate
  • Duties. Grant writing, project and IRB management, qualitative data collection and analysis using Nvivo software, report preparation, manuscript writing

This study assesses the knowledge, attitudes, factors that influence decision-making and behavioral practices surrounding sexually transmitted diseases and congenital syphilis among high-risk pregnant women and prenatal care providers in Kern County, CA and East Baton Rouge Parish, LA.

Doctoral Student, Community Health Sciences

My research focuses on intersections between gender inequities, related violence, and women’s risk for HIV utilizing implementation science approach.