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Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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akers_a.jpg Aletha Y. Akers , M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences Assistant Investigator, Magee Womens Research Institute Assistant Professor - Clinical and Translational Science
300 Halket Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-641-1441
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Research Interests
- Social and cultural contextual factors affecting health decision-making
- Adolescents sexual decision-making
- STD risk among ethnic minorities and adolescents
- Intervention development for risky sexual behaviors
- Expertise in qualitative methods
Board Certifications: Obstetrics and Gynecology Eligible

Master's of Public Health: Universitiy of North Carolina

Medical School: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Internship and Residency: University of Michigan Medical School
Akers AY, Newmann SJ, Smith, J. Factors underlying disparities in cervical cancer incidence, screening, and treatment in the United States. (In Press: Current Problems in Cancer, July/Aug 2007)

Akers AY, Bernstein LB, Henderson SJ, Corbie-Smith G. Factors associated with Human Immunodeficiency Virus testing among older, urban women. (In Press: Journal of Women’s Health, June 2007)

Akers AY, Dalton VK, Jarzembowski JA, Johnson C, Lieberman RW. Retrospective study of the association between fetal fibronectin and acute histologic infection. Journal of Perinatal Medicine. 2007. Volume 35, pages 36-42.

Grills C, Bass K, Brown D, Akers A. Empowerment evaluation: building upon a tradition of activism in the African American community. In David M. Fetterman, Shakeh J. Kaftarian, Abraham Wandersman, editors. Empowerment Evaluation: Knowledge and Tool for Self-Assessment & Accountability. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage, 1996.

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