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Luciana C. Assini-Meytin, PhD

  • Assistant Scientist

Departmental Affiliations

Center & Institute Affiliations

Contact Information

415 N. Washington Street
Room 527
Baltimore, Maryland 21231

443-851-3630

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Education

PhD, University of Maryland School of Public Health, 2017
MS, Federal University of Santa Catarina, 2011
BS, Federal University of Santa Catarina, 2004

Overview

The impact of social and behavioral factors on individuals’ life course trajectories has been a primary focus of my research. Specifically, my research has been focused on the long-term consequences of adolescent parenthood and pathways to positive outcomes, including determinants of socioeconomic attainment among teen mothers and teen fathers in their adulthood. More recently, my work has been concentrated on the prevention of child sexual abuse and the long-term consequences of adverse childhood maltreatment for both, men and women. I am particularly interested in prevention science, life course research, and gender differences in mental health outcomes.

Honors and Awards

Glover Dissertation Award. School of Public Health Honors Convocation, University of Maryland. College Park, MD. 2016

Honorable Mention. Society for Prevention Research/Early Career Preventionists Network Student Poster Contest. Washington, DC. 2015

  • teenage parenting
  • childhood maltreatment
  • child sexual abuse prevention
  • health disparities
  • life course research
  • health disparities
  • gender differences.

Selected Papers:

  • Fix, R.L., Assini-Meytin, L.C., & Le, P.T. (2019). Gender and race informed pathways from childhood sexual abuse to sexually transmitted infections. Journal of Adolescent Health. [forthcoming]
  • Assini-Meytin, L.C., Garza, M.A., & Green, K.M. (2018). Race and ethnic differences in teenage fathers’ early risk factors and socioeconomic outcomes later in life. Child & Youth Care Forum. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10566-018-9483-9
  • Assini-Meytin, L.C., Mitchell, S., & Lewin, A.B. (2018). Support relationships and teen mothers’ school retention at one-year postpartum. Journal of Community Psychology, 46(6), pp. 734-746.
  • Assini-Meytin, L.C., & Green, K. (2015). Long-term consequences of adolescent parenthood among African American urban youth: A propensity score matching approach. Journal of Adolescent Health, 56(5), pp. 529-535.
  • Assini, L.C., & Botomé, S.P. (2011). Abuso sexual infantil: Esforços necessários para acabar com essa violência. [Child sexual abuse: What can we do to prevent it?]. Estudos e Pesquisas em Psicologia, 11(3), pp. 1062-1068.