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Professor Named Consultant to National HIV Prevention Project

Mount Assistant Professor of psychology Venetta Campbell was selected as a consultant in October for The American Psychological Association HIV Prevention Community Building Assistance Project, which is designed to help communities stop the spread of HIV and other STDs.

The effort, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, focuses on African-Americans whose behavior puts them at high risk of acquiring or spreading the disease. Campbell, an expert in health psychology and stress management, will assist community groups and health departments in the Western U.S. in designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating HIV prevention interventions

“As a psychologist, I’ve had an opportunity to look at human behavior in different ways. There are human beings behind these diseases,” Campbell said.

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