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DNC Speaker Series: Advances in Prevention Science, Diversity, and Inclusion, Celebrating Black History Month

DNC Speaker Series: Advances in Prevention Science, Diversity, and Inclusion, Celebrating Black History Month
Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 2 pm, EST/11 am, PDT
Join us over zoom.

Renee M. Johnson, PhD

Renee M. Johnson, PhD, MPH is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mental Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her research addresses the health of adolescents and emerging adults, with a focus on substance use and violence. Much of this work involves marginalized populations including people of color, LGBT youth, trauma-exposed youth, immigrants, and youth in low-income, urban areas.

Dr. Johnson will provide an overview of her work as an epidemiologist who studies substance use among black and other youth and people of color. She will also talk about her background, training, and provide insight on how she successfully navigates a career in academia as a woman of color.
The aims of the DNC presentation series are to highlight research on prevention science and public health that is led by researchers from underrepresented groups and primarily conduct research with groups that are understudied (e.g., racial/ethnic minorities, individuals who identify as a sexual minority, individuals with disabilities). The presentation series will also aim to create a forum for the guest speaker(s) to share career/professional reflections as a researcher from an underrepresented group(s) and to promote discussions of diversity and inclusion in professions related to prevention science and public health.