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homepage-staff.png [View Image]Front row: Kristina Hood (Ph.D. '12), left, Jasmine Abrams (Ph.D. '15), Emerald Anteson (B.S. '12), Alana Thomas (B.S. '12), Alicia Seay, Michell Pope (Ph.D. '15). Middle row: Deborah Butler, MIS (associate director), left, Arielle Butler (B.S. '11), Dr. Faye Belgrave (director), Anh Bao Nguyen (Ph.D. '11). Back: Raymond Tademy (Ph.D. '10)


  • Jasmine Abrams, Ph.D.  Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • Joshua Brevard, Ph.D.  Evaluator, U.S. Marine Corps


  • Kristina Hood, Ph.D.  Assistant Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University


  • Anh Bao Nguyen,Ph.D.  Social Scientist, Center for Tobacco Products, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • Jessica L. Johnson, Ph.D.  Program Specialist, Family and Youth Service Bureau, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services


  • Raymond Tademy, Ph.D.  Program Director, Richmond City Justice Center


  • Trenette Clark, Ph.D.  Associate Professor of Social Work, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill {see alumni spotlight below}


  • Layla Esposito, Ph.D.  Program Officer, NIH-National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
  • Christina Grange, Ph.D.  Assistant Professor, Clayton State University
  • Vonnie Hedgepeth, Ph.D.  Private practice, California
  • Heather Williamson, Ph.D.  Private consulting


  • Maya Corneille, Ph.D.  Associate Professor, North Carolina A&T State University


  • Amie Ashcraft, Ph.D.  Research Manager, West Virginia University 


  • Melba Reed, Ph.D.  Program Coordinator, U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement, U.S. Government Accounting Office
  • Wehman Jones, Ph.D.  Evaluator, National Education Association
  • Kimberly Boyd, Ph.D.  Associate Professor, Virginia State University

Alumni spotlight

Dr. Goings is an associate professor (with tenure) of social work at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  Her research is on substance use trajectories of biracial adolescents and young adults, a very under-researched but growing population.  She has been recognized with several honors and awards for her outstanding achievements including the Society for Social Work and Research Early Career Award (2015).  Dr. Goings is a PI or Co-PI on several NIH and other externally funded grants.  She is PI on a K-Award on substance abuse trajectories and health outcomes of monoracial and biracial Blacks (funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse).  She is a Co-PI on a grant titled Vulnerability to Drug Use and HIV (funded by the National Institute on Drug Use).   


 clark goings, trenette [View Image]Trenette Clark Goings, Ph.D.

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