I earned my bachelor's degree in psychology from North Carolina State University in 2012 and joined the doctoral program in health psychology at VCU in 2013 after spending a year as a clinical research assistant at Duke University Medical Center. My research interests broadly lie in reducing health disparities among young adults through the development of tailored e-health communication messages and prevention interventions. My current research seeks to better understand barriers and facilitators related to HIV testing, in addition to the development of culturally sensitive e-health messages that promote HIV testing among African American young adults.
Moore, M. P., Kwitowski, M., & Javier, S. J. (2017). Examining the influence of mental health on dual contraceptive method use among college women in the United States. Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare, 12, 24-29. doi: 10.1016/j.srhc.2017.01.004
Moore, M. P., Javier, S. J., Abrams, J., & Belgrave, F. Z. (2016). Ethnic comparisons in predictors of HIV testing and testing attitudes among Black and White college students. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, 1-9. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s40615-016-0259-3
Javier, S. J., Moore, M. P., & Belgrave, F. Z. (2016). Racial comparisons in perceptions of maternal and peer attitudes, body dissatisfaction, and eating disorders among African American and White women. Women & Health, 56, 615-633. doi: 10.1080/03630242.2015.1118721
Javier, S. J., Abrams, J. A., Moore, M. P., & Belgrave, F. Z. (2016). Condom use efficacy and sexual communication skills among African American college women. Health Promotion Practice. Advance online publication. doi: 1524839916676253
Javier, S. J., Abrams, J. A., Moore, M. P., & Belgrave, F. Z. (2016). Change in risk perceptions and marijuana and cigarette use among African American young adult females in an HIV prevention intervention. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, 1-9. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s40615-016-0313-1
Developing Evidenced-Based Health Messages to Increase HIV Testing Among African American Young Adult Women
Source: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities