Kristi E. Gamarel Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research) [ Inactive ]

Kristi E. Gamarel received her graduate training (PhD in 2014) in social psychology at Graduate Center of the City University of New York, with an emphasis on health psychology and relationship science. Upon graduation, she took a position as a postdoctoral research fellow at Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital on the Child and Adolescent Biobehavioral HIV training grant (T32MH078788; PI: Brown) where she simultaneously completed the requirements of the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies (CAAS) postdoctoral training program. In 2016, Dr. Gamarel was appointed to faculty in the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences and CAAS at Brown University’s School of Public Health.

Dr. Gamarel's research focuses on identifying and addressing the relationship processes that affect the health of at-risk youth, couples, and families. She seeks to develop and test  HIV prevention and substance use interventions with, for and by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI) communities and those disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS that empower and draw on the inherent strengths of these communities.

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