Lorece Edwards

Lorece Edwards
Morgan State University · Public Health

Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)

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Introduction
Skills and Expertise
Additional affiliations
November 2007 - February 2017
Morgan State University
Position
  • Associate Professor/Director of the Center for Sexual Health Advancement & Prevention Education
February 2003 - March 2007
Johns Hopkins University
Position
  • Project Director
Education
September 1999 - May 2004
Morgan State University
Field of study
  • Public Health

Publications

Publications (26)
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There is evidence of health disparities between sexual minority and heterosexual populations. Although the focus of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender health research has been human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and sexually transmitted infection among men who have sex with men, there are health disparities among se...
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) disproportionately burdens African American youth and young adults. In studies conducted in Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) settings, African American youth generally perceive themselves as having a low risk of contracting HIV and sexually transmitted di...
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The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) significantly affects minority emerging adults, among whom the rate of new diagnoses is high and health disparities are more pronounced. Importantly, emerging adults today have limited knowledge of the earlier toll of the virus when it was identified as a killer. Among this population, perceptions of risk for...
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Women's health encompasses a continuum of biological, psychological, and social challenges that differ considerably from those of men. Despite the remarkable advances in science, women's health and sex differences research is slowly gaining recognition and acceptance. It is important that women's health gain attention as women are usually the gatekee...
Conference Paper
African American women continue to fare worse than white women in terms of health status, rates of disability, as well as mortality and morbidity. The weathering framework also known as the Sojourner- Syndrome, suggests that life experiences of African American women historically, have included an accumulation of racial inequality; social, politica...
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HIV-AIDS continues to be an escalating health problem, particularly among women. In the United States, African American women are among the leading demographic groups for HIV prevalence. African American women represent 65% of the total women living with HIV-AIDS. The typical woman with HIV-AIDS is young, in her 20s, economically challenged, and of...
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HIV and AIDS remains a health threat for women of color, especially African American women. The statistics among African American women are alarming. African American women represent a disproportionate number 65% of the total number of women currently living with HIV/AIDS. The social needs of HIV positive individuals were recognized early in the ep...
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As an HBCU practicing public health in urban communities, MSU- SCHP uses community based service- learning (CBSL) as a teaching and learning pedagogy with a long substantial history. CBSL integrates community service and reflection with academic study to enrich learning experiences. By using this approach that infuses CBSL with academic curriculum,...
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HIV/AIDS disease continues to be an escalating health problem, particularly among women. However, African American women are among the leading demographic groups for HIV prevalence in the United States. The typical woman with HIV/AIDS is young, in her late twenties, economically challenged, and of childbearing age. Participants were recruited from...
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HIV/AIDS disease continues to be an escalating health problem, particularly among women. However, African American women are among the leading demographic groups for HIV prevalence in the United States. The typical woman with HIV/AIDS is young, in her late twenties, economically challenged, and of childbearing age. Participants were recruited from...
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The focus of this work is community-based participatory research (CBPR) and its relationship to historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Using published literature, the authors make the argument that HBCUs are well-suited for this approach because of their origin and history, their community ties, and the commitment of faculty and stud...
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HIV and AIDS remains a substantial health threat for women of color, especially African American women. The statistics among African American women are alarming, and frightening. African American women accounted for 61% of the new HIV infections in 2006. Furthermore, according to the Office on Women's Health, every 35 minutes a women tests positive...
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The active engagement of community institutions outside of the academy is vital to the training and education of socially responsible public health leaders. Successfully promoting the health of the public now and into the future will require that our public health leaders be able to demonstrate a capacity for collaborative leadership in community e...
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Nearly a century after the efforts of Booker T. Washington to place emphasis on the health of African Americans, African Americans are succumbing to a host of diseases at rates that are disproportionately higher than any other ethnicity. Some of the most serious diseases and causes of death/pre-mature death for African Americans include, but are no...
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Disclosure of HIV status to potential and current sex partners by HIV-positive people (HIVPP) is a complex issue that has received a significant amount of attention. Research has found that disclosure depends upon the evaluation by HIVPP of potential benefits and risks, especially of the risks stemming from the profound social stigma of HIV and AID...
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Issue: Community-based organizations which serve the marginalized and most disenfranchised populations are frequently without adequate resources. Many have been so engaged in the provision of service to these various vulnerable populations with interventions that feel right and seem inherently good that very little time is allocated to adequately d...
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HIV-positive injection drug users (IDUs) are at risk for transmitting HIV to their sex and injection partners, and compared with non-IDUs, they have poorer access to medical care and adherence to antiretroviral therapies. Social support has been linked with decreased injection and sexual risk behaviors and slower disease progression. In this qualit...
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HIV/AIDS incidence is increasing more quickly among women than any other segment of the population. The typical woman with HIV/AIDS is young, in her late 20s, economically challenged, and of childbearing age. Adherence to HIV therapies is critical if patients are to achieve and maintain virologic suppression. The author recruited HIV/AIDS-infected...
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Demand for petroleum coke for aluminum smelting anodes reached about 10.4 million metric tons in 2003. This created a coke calciner demand of 13.8 million metric tons of green coke suitable for making anodes. The green coke demand will increase to about 16.7 million metric tons by 2007. Although the oil refining industry will produce ample green co...
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Valesul Aluminio S/A is a 93,000 tonne per year smelter located in the suburbs of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Historically, Valesul has used a low sulphur petroleum coke for anode manufacture. In a drive to improve anode quality and performance, Valesul started an experiment in 2001 to evaluate the cost and potential benefits associated with using an a...
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For commercial and logistical reasons, the Anglesey Aluminium smelter has operated with two different coke sources over the last 30 years. During the last two years, the smelter has switched regularly between high and low sulfur cokes. Whilst anode performance has been satisfactory over this period, Anglesey initiated a study to investigate the ben...

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