NAME: Angel Boulware
YEAR OF STUDY: Junior
MAJOR(S): Sociology Major, Public Health Minor
MENTOR(S): Dr. Bruce Wade DEPARTMENT(S): Sociology SOURCE(S) OF TRAINING SUPPORT: HONORS: Alpha Lambda Delta
CURRENT RESEARCH ACTIVITIES: (brief description): This semester I will be analyzing the association between sexual literacy and sexual behavior in Spelman students. I am interested in observing the linkage between the level of knowledge a student has on sexual health and the sexual behaviors they participate in.
OTHER RESEARCH EXPERIENCES: Last summer, I conducted research at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine through the Children’s Psychiatric Department on Psychosocial Adversity and its influence on Psychopathology in adolescents.
Through the Sociology department I am researching environmental injustices in Atlanta Public Schools. This study examines the wellness and academic performance of students in relation to their geographic location.
CAREER ASPIRATIONS AND GOALS: I aspire to receive my MPH/PHD in public health focusing on the health of urban communities.
OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION:
I pride myself on being interdisciplinary and combining my passions of health, education and the environment.
My first summer of College I was a middle school teacher in New, Orleans, LA. Through this opportunity, I explored education as a social determinant of Health through the paradigm of Public Health. This experience introduced me to the misdiagnosis of ADHD in Black Children.
I am currently working with my lab at Johns Hopkins to produce a research paper on the rates of Post-Traumatic Stress
Disorder among different Anxiety Disorders.
I am currently the President of Student Philanthropy Council at Spelman College. A member of Health Careers Club and the Environmental Task Force.