|Ebony C. Reddock, MPH
28454 Parkwood Inkster, MI 48141 734-674-4609 email@example.com
University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI
PhD candidate in Health Behavior and Heath Education, Sociocultural Anthropology cognate
Dissertation: “Raising A Dad”: The Relationship between African American Paternal Grandmothers’ Caregiving of Teen Fathers and Perceived Stress, Cleopatra Caldwell and Derek Griffith (Vanderbilt University), co-chairs
University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI
MPH in Health Behavior and Health Education, April 2007 (as Ebony Sandusky)
Reproductive and Women’s Health Interdepartmental Concentration
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
BA, Psychology/Women’s Studies, cum laude, August 2002 (as Ebony Sandusky)
Thesis: “The Influence of Hip Hop on Adolescent Girls’ Sexuality”—qualitative content analysis of hip hop videos and literature review on adolescent girls’ sexuality through feminist theoretical lens.
My research examines how African American women’s parenting practices are affected by life experiences and sociocultural contexts. This work will inform the development of family-based interventions meant to reduce African American women’s health disparities.
Health Behavior & Health Education
Family Studies & Theory
Family Health/Adolescent Health
Qualitative Research Methods
Paternity in Early Childbearing Project, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Cleopatra Caldwell, PI
Graduate Student Research Assistant, 2008-present
Conducing mixed methods data analysis on paternal grandmothers whose sons are teen parents.
SafER Teen, University of Michigan Injury Research Center, Maureen Walton, PI
Graduate Student Research Assistant, 2008-2010
Conducted qualitative data analysis on adolescent women’s engagement in violent behavior and alcohol use.
Neighborhoods Working in Partnership: Building Capacity for Policy Change,
Detroit Urban Research Center, Barbara Israel, PI
Research Assistant, 2007-2009
Performed URC-general and project specific duties such as data analysis, various administrative and training functions.
University of Michigan Women’s Studies Dept, Elizabeth Cole Laboratory, Dr. Elizabeth Cole, PI
Research Assistant, 2001
Transcribed and coded qualitative interview data on Black women’s childhood experiences.
(revise and resubmit from Journal of Family Issues) Reddock, E, Caldwell, C & Antonucci, T. Paternal grandmothers’ socialization of their African American sons into teen fatherhood.
(in preparation) Reddock, E, Caldwell, C & Antonucci, T. The relationship between caregiving and stress among African American paternal grandmothers.
(in preparation) Reddock, E, Caldwell, C & Antonucci, T. Comparisons of caregiving of teen fathers between high- and low-stress African American paternal grandmothers.
(in preparation) Reddock, E, Caldwell, C & Antonucci, T. Relationship quality: Mediating and moderating influence on the relationship between caregiving and stress among African American paternal grandmothers
Caldwell, C & Sandusky, E. (2009) “Psychopathology and Risky Sexual Behaviors among Black Adolescents” In Handbook for the Study of Mental Health, 2nd ed. T. Scheid and T. Brown, eds.
Abstracts & Presentations
Grandmothers’ Socialization of African American Teen Males Into Fatherhood, oral presentation at National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, November 2012
Session Facilitator, Adolescent/Young Adult Sexual Health, National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, November 2012
An Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods, oral presentations for Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program, UM, November 2010 and January 2011
Gender in Public Health Research, oral presentation at Gender, Sexuality and the PhD Symposium, October 2010
Urban Female Adolescents’ Perspectives on Violent Behavior: A Qualitative Approach, oral presentation at American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, November 2009
Board Evaluation of a community-based participatory research (CBPR) partnership process: The Detroit community-academic Urban Research Center, abstract at American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, November 2008
Multiculturalism in Research, oral presentation for Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program, UM, November 2007
‘Breaking The Silence’: The Role of Youth Empowerment Programs in Community HIV Prevention Work, presentation at CDC/DHPE National Conference on Health Education and Health Promotion/SOPHE Midyear Scientific Conference, Seattle, WA, 2007
Flint Youth at the Intersection of University-Community Partnerships, presentation at Community-Campus Partnerships for Health Annual Conference, Toronto, ON, CA, 2007
‘Friends with Benefits’ and Other Attitudinal Shifts Shaping the Sexual Behavior of Youth, panel presentation at Genesee County Health Department National Public Health Week conference, Flint, MI, 2007
‘Breaking The Silence’: 2006 Ruth Mott Community Health Careers Program, presentation at 21st Annual Public Health Students of African Descent Conference, University of Michigan School of Public Health, 2007
How To Talk So Kids Will Listen, workshop at Skillman Center for Children, Detroit, MI, 2005
Women of Color and Intimate Partner Violence, presentation at Women of Color conference, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2002
Teaching & Mentoring Experience
(all at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI)
Graduate Student Instructor, Psychosocial Factors in Health-Related Behavior, 2012
Providing instructional support, student advising and lecturing for introductory graduate-level health behavior course.
Instructional Aide, Qualitative Methods in Public Health, 2011
Managed logistical aspects of qualitative methods course in dept: grading, materials development, lecturing, assisting students with class assignments.
Research Mentor, Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program, 2007-2008, 2010-2012
Supervise and mentor undergraduate students participating in research training program.
Graduate Student Mentor, Women’s Studies Dept., 2008-2009
Assisted in development of course assignments, examinations, and other administrative duties for Introduction to Women’s Studies course.
Graduate Student Instructor, Introduction to Women’s Studies, 2006, 2008-2009
Designing and facilitating curriculum, grading two discussion sections and performing lectures for Introductory Women’s Studies course.
Teaching Assistant, Project Outreach--Department of Psychology, 2002
Facilitated and graded one discussion section on career exploration.
Reviewer, Qualitative Health Research, 2012-present
Reviewer-in-Training, Family Relations (NCFR), 2011-present
Contributor, Rackham Graduate School Student Blog, 2011-2012
Social Sciences Poster Judge, U-M AGEP/Summer Institute Research Symposium, 2011
Post-doctoral Applicant Reviewer, National Center for Institutional Diversity, University of Michigan, 2010
Departmental Student Representative, UM SPH Ask A PhD Student, 2009-present
Represent Department of Health Behavior and Health Education to potential doctoral students through School of Public Health website.
Departmental Student Representative, Rackham Graduate Student Forum, 2008-2009
Served as liaison between Rackham Graduate School and graduate students in home department.
Student Parent Representative, Rackham Graduate School, 2007-present
Served as a representative for the University to potential and current student parents by serving on panels and participating in a recruitment video.
Other Professional Positions
Rackham Graduate School Office of Graduate Student Success
Graduate Student Staff, 2011
Coordinated undergraduate summer research program for students who are members of underrepresented groups: planned training sessions and conference presentations, facilitated relationships between students and faculty mentors.
Detroit Department of Health and Wellness
Adjunct Grant Reviewer, Fall 2009
Evaluated non-profit applications for a HIV program grant administered by the department.
Regional Alliance for Healthy Schools/University of Michigan School of Nursing
Research Assistant, 2007
Developed evaluation plan for RAHS Youth Advisory Council program, assisted in preparation for national presentation, including training of facilitators and developing materials.
Ruth Mott Community Health Careers Program/Flint Odyssey House Health Awareness Center
Project Coordinator/Ruth Mott Health Scholar, 2006
Designed and coordinated a component of a summer mentoring project for African American youth; facilitated a team of youth who created HIV/AIDS community health education materials; provided instruction on public health, development of HIV education curriculum for African American female youth.
University of Michigan School of Public Health/Community Action Network
Conducted health needs and capacity assessment for community-based organization.
Alternatives For Girls
Program Coordinator, SAGA Project/Move Experiment Programs, 2004-2005
Coordinated two peer education programs on LGBTQ youth issues and dance and self-expression, including supervision of paid youth, volunteers, program design and implementation.
Alternatives For Girls
Risk Reduction Coordinator-National AIDS Fund Americorps volunteer, Safe Choices/New Choices Programs, 2003-2004
Evaluated commercial sex worker outreach program; trained volunteers, staff on HIV/STI education, risk reduction techniques, transtheoretical model-based interventions; outreach to commercial sex workers; development of outreach materials.
The Health Connexion
Program Coordinator, Sister 2 Sister Program, 2002-2004
Coordinated mentoring program for pregnant Black women at high-risk for delivering low-birth-weight infants; developed volunteer mentor component of program.
U-M Center for African and Afroamerican Studies
Outreach Worker, Pedagogy of Action-South Africa, 2002
Conducted HIV/AIDS “Train the Trainer” trainings to South African residents throughout South Africa.
Fellowships and Awards
Institute for Research on Women and Gender Community of Scholars Summer Fellowship, 2010
National Institutes of Health/Center for Research on Ethnicity, Culture and Health Doctoral Scholar, 2009-2010
Rackham Graduate School Travel Grant, 2009
Honorable Mention, Research Advisor of the Year, UROP, 2007-2008
Rackham Merit Fellowship, Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan, 2007-2012
National Institutes of Health/Center for Research on Ethnicity, Culture and Health Masters’ Research Training Grant, University of Michigan, 2006-2007
Ruth Mott Community Scholarship, Ruth Mott Foundation, 2006-2007
SPH Dean’s Award, U-M School of Public Health, 2004-2005
Member, American Public Health Association
Member, National Council on Family Relations
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