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College of Humanities & Sciences

Psychology Department

Ashlee Sawyer

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Postdoctoral Fellow 100 W Franklin St, Suite 200

Faculty Adviser

Eric Benotsch, Ph.D.

I completed my bachelor's degree as a dual major in psychology and human services from Old Dominion University in 2014 and joined the doctoral program in health psychology at VCU in fall 2014. My research interests lie within sexual health and risk. I am specifically interested in sexual health education, healthcare access and utilization, sexual health policy, risk behaviors, health disparities and the interconnections between these topics. My long-term goal is to use this research to inform interventions and public policy related to sexual health and risk.

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Benotsch, E. G., Sawyer, A. N., Martin, A. M, Allen, E. S., Nettles, C. D., Richardson, D., & Rietmeijer, C. A. (in press). Dependency traits, relationship power, and health risks in women receiving sexually transmitted infection clinic services. Behavioral Medicine.

Course Taught

  • Application of Statistics in Psychology, undergraduate level


  • Meritorious Abstract Award, Society of Behavioral Medicine, 2016

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