报告人简介：Deborah Koniak-Griffin,Research:NIH-funded research spans over two decades and focuses on development andevaluation of health promotion/disease prevention interventions to eliminatehealth disparities in vulnerable populations of youth and adult women. She hasled multi-disciplinary teams in conducting clinical trials involving pregnantadolescents and young parents of ethnic/racial minority backgrounds andimmigrant Latina women. These studies aim to prevent HIV and repeat teenpregnancy, improve maternal-child health and decrease risk of CVD throughhealthy lifestyle behaviors. Three of her intervention programs, including BeProud! Be Responsible! Be Protective!, serve as evidenced-based models forpregnancy/STI prevention and early childhood home visitation. As Director of theCenter for Vulnerable Populations Research, she has led efforts to trainprofessionals in community-based participatory approaches in research andeducation. Clinical: Nationally certified women's health nurse practitioner,with expertise in obstetric nursing.