- Jannette Berkley-Patton, PhD
- Paige O’Connor
- Briana Woods-Jaeger, PhD
Research Project Description
This research project proposes to investigate key characteristics of people and places that urban, minority youth who have experienced violence identify as promoting resilience. In partnership with Youth Ambassadors, the team will conduct in-depth qualitative interviews, focus groups, and complete community asset mapping. This research will inform the development of a community-wide training and consultation model to support community-based organizations that serve urban, minority youth exposed to violence in promoting resilience.
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Jannette Berkley-Patton, PhD
Jannette Berkley-Patton is an Associate Professor of Biomedical and Health Informatics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She addresses health disparities by engaging community-health-academic partnerships in developing and testing scalable health promotion interventions using community-based participatory research approaches primarily in faith-based settings.
Paige O’Connor is the Executive Director at Youth Ambassadors in Kansas City, Missouri. She is a Community Organizer focused on empowering underserved teenage youth.
Briana Woods-Jaeger, PhD
Briana Woods-Jaeger is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and an Assistant Professor of Public Health at Emory University. When conducting research, she uses community engaged research approaches to understand the relationship between traumatic stress and health outcomes, and develops culturally-relevant interventions that promote resilience among communities experiencing health inequities.