Graduate Assistants & Volunteers
Aldenise Ewing is a third year doctoral student in the Department of Community and Family Health at the University of South Florida, College of Public Health. She joined the Florida Prevention Research Center as a graduate assistant in December 2014. While pursuing her degree, Aldenise has been involved with numerous research projects related to colorectal cancer prevention and screening interventions. Her research interests also include addressing the social determinants of health and health inequities through utilizing community-based system dynamics and social marketing. She received her Masters of Public Health from the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health in Behavioral Science and Health Education (2011). She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Vanderbilt University in Spanish and Medicine, Health and Society (2009).
Virginia Liddell is a graduate student in the Masters of Public Health program at the University of South Florida, concentrating in Social Marketing. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and International Affairs from Florida State University (2013). She began working with the FPRC in Fall 2016 as a volunteer and has recently started as a Graduate Research Assistant. She has currently been working with qualitative data analysis and assisting with current research projects. Her areas of interests are LGBTQ health disparties, substance abuse, and social marketing programs.
Laura Okoli is a graduate student working on obtaining her Master's degree in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of South Florida, College of Public Health. She trained as a physician in Nigeria. Currently, Laura is a volunteer with USF's Florida Research Prevention Center, where she focuses on quantitative data analysis and literature review. Laura's research interests includes infectious diseases, cancer epidemiology, maternal and child health, HIV and health inequities.