Melanie Paige Moore

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Health Psychology Doctoral Student
paigema2@vcu.edu

I earned my bachelor's degree in psychology from North Carolina State University in 2012, and earned my master’s degree in psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2015. My research interests broadly lie in reducing health disparities among African American young adults, through the development of effective and culturally sensitive health prevention programs and e-health messages. I am specifically interested in HIV prevention and the role of increased HIV testing as a key factor in reducing new HIV transmissions among young adults.

I earned my bachelor's degree in psychology from North Carolina State University in 2012 and joined the doctoral program in health psychology at VCU in 2013 after spending a year as a clinical research assistant at Duke University Medical Center. My research interests broadly lie in reducing health disparities among young adults through the development of tailored e-health communication messages and prevention interventions. My current research seeks to better understand barriers and facilitators related to HIV testing, in addition to the development of culturally sensitive e-health messages that promote HIV testing among African American young adults. 


Select Publications

Moore, M. P., Kwitowski, M., & Javier, S. J. (2017). Examining the influence of mental health on dual contraceptive method use among college women in the United States. Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare, 12, 24-29. doi: 10.1016/j.srhc.2017.01.004
Moore, M. P., Javier, S. J., Abrams, J., & Belgrave, F. Z. (2016). Ethnic comparisons in predictors of HIV testing and testing attitudes among Black and White college students. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, 1-9. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s40615-016-0259-3
Javier, S. J., Moore, M. P., & Belgrave, F. Z. (2016). Racial comparisons in perceptions of maternal and peer attitudes, body dissatisfaction, and eating disorders among African American and White women. Women & Health56, 615-633. doi: 10.1080/03630242.2015.1118721
Javier, S. J., Abrams, J. A., Moore, M. P., & Belgrave, F. Z. (2016). Condom use efficacy and sexual communication skills among African American college women. Health Promotion Practice. Advance online publication. doi: 1524839916676253
Javier, S. J., Abrams, J. A., Moore, M. P., & Belgrave, F. Z. (2016). Change in risk perceptions and marijuana and cigarette use among African American young adult females in an HIV prevention intervention. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, 1-9. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s40615-016-0313-1

Grant

Developing Evidenced-Based Health Messages to Increase HIV Testing Among African American Young Adult Women

Amount: $69,194
Source: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
Number: F31MD011278


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