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Researcher | Educator | Speaker |
Highlights Strengths in Youth to Improve Health Outcomes
Dr. Opara research interests focuses on highlighting protective factors against sexual risk behavior and drug use among urban black girls using community-based approach in her research in which she highlights the role of resiliency within black families and their role in HIV/AIDS and drug use prevention. Dr Opara heavily advocates for empowerment and anti-deficit lens to be infused in education, prevention research, and health policy for all ethnic minority youth whom belong in historically marginalized backgrounds.
Dr. Opara is a sought-out speaker on topics related to drug use and abuse prevention (particularly youth marijuana and alcohol use), girls and women empowerment, sexual health disparities, advocacy, and community-based participatory research methods. Dr. Opara has presented at conferences and events both domestically and internationally.
DR. OPARA HAS RECEIVED AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS, AND HONORS FROM THE FOLLOWING INSTITUTIONS:
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