Tiffany Townsend, PhD
Georgetown University Medical School
Research Interests: HIV Prevention Interventions, Community-based Participatory Research, Impact of Identity Processes on the Development of Health/Mental Health Outcomes in Adolescent Populations
Dr. Townsend is an adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Georgetown University Medical School, and is the Senior Director Office of Minority Affairs, Public Interest Directorate, American Psychological Association. Her work involves the implementation of community based research and prevention programs to decrease health and mental health disparities among ethnic minority women, children, and families. She has received most of her funding to support HIV prevention research among youth populations of color. She has been the Principal Investigator on several federally funded grants and the co-investigator on two others. Her most recent NINR funded project, Aza Sisters: An HIV Prevention Program for African American Girls, was designed to develop an HIV prevention intervention that can empower African Americans who may have experienced some form of child sexual abuse or interpersonal trauma. Dr. Townsend serves as the Associate Editor of the Journal of Black Psychology and on the Editorial Board for the Psychology of Women Quarterly. In addition, she has served as an ad-hoc reviewer for over 12 other academic journals and has authored or co-authored numerous peered reviewed journal articles and book chapters.