Research assistant, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Virginia Commonwealth University
Interests: Women’s health and reproductive health issues, violence prevention efforts, psychosocial and socioeconomic determinants of health and health disparities, the role of social stigma as it relates to health disparities and inequalities, and the intersection of public health and public policy.
Web: VCU page
Address: Virginia Commonwealth University
School of Medicine
Health Behavior and Policy
830 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Caroline is currently working with Dr. Kellie Carlyle on several ongoing research projects in the areas of interpersonal violence and teen dating violence prevention, media literacy, and theory-based intervention design.
Caroline graduated Summa Cum Laude from East Carolina University, where she completed her B.A. in Psychology. Caroline also earned her M.A. in Health Education and Promotion from East Carolina University and her M.S. in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University-Maryland
Papers & Posters
Poster presented at DCHC 2017 conference on April 29, 2017
Results: The discussion about Campus Carry on Instagram and Twitter is characterized by an overrepresentation of the risks of violence on college campuses and an underestimation of the risks associated with firearms on campus, along with other skewed presentations of risk. Risk factors such as alcohol, drug use, dating violence, mental illness, and sexual assault are rarely considered in these discussions, despite their prevalence on college campuses.
Panel Presentation and Discussion
Friday April 28, 2017
DCHC 2017 “Patient-Centered Health Communication” Conference
The results show that victim blaming was present in 11.7% (n=88) of the sample, 8% (n=60) mentioned rape, 10.5% (n=75) mentioned bystander intervention (either the presence of or encouragement to), and 13.5% (n=102) mentioned homicide.
In addition, study results suggest that mentioning physical abuse may have an effect on Pinterest engagement… and suggest that when Pinterest users mention or show psychological abuse in pins, engagement with their pins increases