Lauren Hearn, B.S., Awarded Recognition by PHHP Collaboration Committee

The PHHP Collaboration Committee was established to foster collaborative partnerships between graduate students from the two disciplines that make up our College, public health and health professions. The Collaboration mixer held on January 29 recognized students from across the College who have demonstrated an impactful commitment to interprofessional collaboration. Second-year student Lauren Hearn was the CHP awardee. Lauren, along with her mentor, Dr. Nicole Ennis Whitehead, is currently collaborating with students and faculty from Epidemiology and Behavioral Science and Community Health on a student grant. The study examines individual and neighborhood factors contributing to binge drinking and prescription opioid misuse among HIV-positive individuals. Lauren and Dr. Whitehead also collaborate with the Southern HIV and Alcohol Research Consortium (SHARC), headed by Dr. Bob Cook from the Department of Epidemiology, examining alcohol use in older, HIV-positive adults. Congratulations Lauren!