Dr. Kemesha Gabbidon is a health equity scholar currently completing a Minority Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg in the Department of Psychology. In 2017, she earned her PhD in Public Health from Florida International University with a specialization on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. Dr. Gabbidon’s research investigates the socio-cultural and psychosocial determinants of health outcomes among vulnerable and historically marginalized communities. Her research applies an intersectional lens to investigating and addressing multiple stigmatizing identities and their impact on the health of the individual and the community. In 2019, Dr. Gabbidon completed a competitive and intensive training with the Intersectional Qualitative Methods Research Institute offered through the Consortium on Race, Gender, and Ethnicity at the University of Maryland. She has been awarded the Dissertation Year and Dissertation Evidence Acquisition Fellowships during her studies at FIU. Prior to transitioning to FIU, Dr. Gabbidon earned her Master of Public Health from the University of South Florida in 2011. Demonstrating her commitment to Public Health, she became nationally certified in Public Health and later completed a research traineeship at the Cancer Prevention Training Program at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in 2016.
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