Former Student Receives Award From APHA

Published: November 18th, 2012

Category: Student News

Ms. Suanne Robyn Charlery, a prior MPH graduate in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Track (SBS), was recently recognized by the American Public Health Association (APHA) for research she is conducting as a 3rd year doctoral candidate at the University of Georgia.

Ms. Charlery presented her research, “Sexual Risks and Alcohol Use among St Lucian Adolescents,” at APHA’s 140th annual meeting.

As a St. Lucia native, Ms. Charlery’s research focuses on the association between alcohol consumption and risky sexual activity in adolescents residing in St Lucia and the islands of the Eastern Caribbean. Ms. Charlery is specifically interested in gender differences in alcohol use and sexual behavior.

Ms. Charlery is currently working on her dissertation which pertains to HIV-perceived risks in St Lucian women.

Click here to read more information about Ms. Charlery and her award.