Simone Sawyer

Simone Sawyer

Simone Sawyer

Simone Sawyer is a Senior, Psychology major Public Health minor at Spelman College. She currently conducts research with Dr. Natalie Hernandez at Morehouse School of Medicine and Dr. Teaniese Davis at Morehouse College, focusing on unintended pregnancies among African American men and women in college. Simone has previously conducted research, at Emory University’s Grace Crum Rollins School of Public Health, where she was able to help implement HIV/STD prevention interventions for high risk African American women and analyze data from pre and post test results. Simone is interested in research involving HIV/STD’s, reproductive health, and any research that addresses health disparities in underrepresented communities. Simone has had the opportunity to present her research at local, regional and national conferences such as the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), Curtis L. Parker Student Research Symposium, Spelman’s Research Day and The Black Doctoral Network Conference just to name a few. Along with her research, Simone is involved in Student Health Associates and Peer Educators (SHAPE) and numerous national honor societies, such as Psi Chi International Psychology Honor society. After Spelman, Simone plans to enroll in a program where she can receive her Masters (MPH) and PhD in Public Health. She has been accepted to seven MPH programs at Johns Hopkins, Columbia, UNC Chapel Hill, University of Michigan, Emory and more. She will decide where she will go in mid-April. Ultimately, Simone plans to go into academia as a professor, continue to conduct research and mentor other up in coming researchers. She wants to take her knowledge of research, psychology, and public health into the communities in need to further aid high risk women and children.


Telephone: (404) 270-5713
(404) 270-5796
Spelman College
350 Spelman Lane S.W., Box 310
Atlanta, GA 30314

Campus Location:
Tapley 412


The RISE (Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement) program is a structured biomedical research-training program for the underrepresented minorities and women who desire to pursue a career in biomedical research.
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