NAME: Micah McDaniel
YEAR OF STUDY: Sophomore
MAJOR(S): Mathematics, Dual Degree Engineering MENTOR(S): Dr. Blankson
SOURCE(S) OF TRAINING SUPPORT: CITI training,
HONORS: Spelman College Honors Program, 3rd place of RISE START symposium summer 2016, CURRENT RESEARCH ACTIVITIES:
Micah McDaniel is currently examining whether there is a relationship between cognition and academic achievement
in pre-kindergarten African American students from diverse economic backgrounds. While investigating this topic, she will develop skills in structural equation modeling (SEM) and complex statistical analyses in addition to strengthening data interpretation and scientific writing skills.
OTHER RESEARCH EXPERIENCES:
Ms. McDaniel has previously conducted research at Morehouse College in the Public Health Sciences Institute where she determined whether there was a relationship between perceived and actual risk of obtaining sexually transmitted diseases among African American college-aged males post sexual health intervention. She also conducted research at Emory University in Family Narrative Laboratory where investigated whether narrated growth could predict resilience depicted through measures of psychological well-being.
CAREER ASPIRATIONS AND GOALS:
Micah McDaniel plans on combining her skills in mathematics and computer programming with her passion to serve in public health. Upon graduation of Spelman College and the engineering institution of her choice, Ms. McDaniel would like to obtain a Master of Public Health as she continues on to obtain a Doctorate of Engineering. Ms. McDaniel would like to impact minority populations who experience health disparities.
M. McDaniel, J.A. Booker, R. Fivush. Narrated growth and trauma history as predictors of psychological well-being: clarifying contributors to resilience. Atlanta, Georgia 2016 (Third Place Presentation Award Winner)
M. McDaniel, T. Davis. The relationship in perceived risk and actual risk of obtaining STI’s and HIV among undergraduate African American college males post sexual health intervention. Atlanta, Georgia 2017
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