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Center for Cultural Experiences in Prevention

Rosalie Corona, PhD

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VCU Dept of Psychology

Dr. Corona's psychology department web page

Dr. Corona’s research is in the area of risk reduction among African American and Latino adolescents and adults. She is involved in the development and evaluation of prevention programs aimed at strengthening family relationships and reducing risk behaviors including youth violence, HIV, and cancer prevention. She is working with  Dr. Belgrave on a study that involves semi-structured interviews with urban African American maternal caregivers and their adolescent daughters about issues related to HIV prevention, sexual behavior, media influences, and body image. Dr. Corona is also conducting studies that focus on Latino adolescents and young adults and issues related to substance use, sexual behavior, and cancer prevention. As a member of the Clark-Hill Institute for Positive Youth Development, Dr. Corona is responsible for evaluating a comprehensive approach to youth violence prevention that consists of a school-wide bully prevention program, a strength-based family assessment and self-directed parenting program, and a community outreach intervention.

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