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Terrinieka Powell, PhD

  • Assistant Professor

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Contact Information

615 N. Wolfe Street
Room E4614
Baltimore, Maryland 21205

(410) 955-2303


PhD, DePaul University, 2009
MA, DePaul University, 2006


As researcher, my goal is to conduct research that has theoretical, practical and policy implications in three complementary areas:
The well being of African American young people,
Sexual health disparities, and
Community-engaged research using a variety of approaches and methodologies.

My interests focus on understanding how school, home and faith settings affect the health outcomes of African American young people. Accordingly, I am committed to developing, conducting and evaluating effective community prevention interventions for urban, underserved adolescents and their families. My extensive experience in conducting community-based participatory research and using qualitative methods to address issues with African American young people, their families, and their churches will be an asset to the proposed research.

Honors and Awards

2001- Cornelia Aldis Memorial Scholarship, Williams College- Hamilton College Academic Year in Spain, Hamilton College- 1960’s Scholar, Williams College

2001-2003  - Mellon Minority Undergraduate Fellowship, Williams College- Dean’s List, Williams College

2005-2009- Diversifying Faculty in Higher Education Fellowship, DePaul University  

2006-2009- Graduate Teaching Fellowship, DePaul University

2007   - Midwestern Coalition for Human Rights Fellowship, University of Minnesota  

2008   - Grants-in-Aids Award, Society for the Study of Psychological Issues- Dissertation Completion Grant, Social Science Research Council

  • Adolescent sexual health
  • faith- and school-based prevention interventions