Congratulations Professor Lanice Avery!

August 23, 2022

Please join the WGS Department in congratulating Lanice Avery, who has won an NIH grant of $431,832.  She describes her project below.  Congratulations, Lanice!  This is wonderful news.  

“The project aims to develop an assessment tool that measures the ways that Black women negotiate expectations to perform the Strong Black Woman schema in intimate partnerships. This measure will enable me to test the pathways through which internalizing this negative gendered-racial stereotype is linked with intimate partner victimization and help-seeking behaviors among Black women. The long-term objective of this project is to improve the health outcomes of Black IPV victims through the development of empowering, socio-culturally congruent, and trauma informed help seeking mechanisms. I hope to use the measure and findings derived from this project to apply for an RO1 in the coming years that tests whether gendered-racial identity attitude change, intra-racial social connection, and increased help-seeking will mediate the mental and sexual health sequelae of interpersonal violence.”

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