Robert Motley authors report on policing policies

Robert Motely is the lead author on the Brief Report “Accountable Policing: Policies to Advance the Personal Safety of Black Boys and Young Men” issued in June by HomeGrownSTL of the Race Opportunity Lab. The report seeks “to provide local, state, and federal policymakers with concrete, evidence-based policy recommendations for building an equitable, transparent, and […]

Thembekile Shato successfully defends dissertation

On June 30, Thembekile Shato, second-year fellow in the Researcher Resilience Training Program, successfully defended her dissertation for her PhD in Public Health with a concentration in Behavioral Science and Health Education at St. Louis University College of Public Health and Social Justice. Her dissertation was entitled, “Examining the Utilization of and Preferences for Cervical […]

Leslie Adams, PhD, MPH, receives grant to study suicidality among Black men

RRT fellow Leslie Adams, PhD, MPH has been awarded a two-year grant from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to support her research, titled “Real-time assessments of suicidality among Black men: A mixed methods approach.” This grant will allow her to pursue a mixed methods study in which she will incorporate digital health and smartphone […]

Robert Motley, Jr. publishes paper on research study findings

Robert Motley Jr., 2019 RRT fellow and doctoral candidate at the Brown School and manager of the Center for Social Development’s Race and Opportunity Lab, was lead author on a paper published in the journal Social Work Research. The publication presented new research from the Race and Opportunity Lab that sheds light on youths’ reactions […]

Thembekile Shato

Thembekile Shato is a member of the first cohort of Researcher Resilience Fellows, a NIMH-funded program designed for researchers of African descent interested in adolescent behavioral health in low resource settings. The Researcher Resilience Training Program (RRT) is a joint program between ICHAD, SMART Africa and the Race and Opportunity Lab, all housed at the […]

Robert Motley Jr. receives a two-year grant

Robert Motley Jr., an RRT fellow and doctoral candidate at the Brown School and manager of the Center for Social Development’s Race and Opportunity Lab, has received a two-year $60,936 grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities and a $5,000 grant from the Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation. The funding is […]

Latoya Small presents at the 23rd Annual Society for Social Work Research Conference

In January, along with SMART Africa Global Fellow Dr. Tyrone Parchment and SMART Africa member Dr. Arvin Bhana, RRT Fellow, Dr. Latoya Small, presented on “Parent-Child Communication in Disorganized Neighborhoods: Helping South African Caregivers Talk to their Children to Reduce Risk Behaviors” at the 23rd Annual “Society for Social Work and Research” conference in San […]

William Byansi begins work on his area statement

Congratulations to our RRT Fellow, William Byansi. William recently completed all of his required coursework for his PhD degree. With his classes complete, he is now spending his summer in Uganda working towards the completion of his area statement. Keep up the excellent work William!