Welcoming our Newest Lab Members: Meet Megan Crowley, 2nd-year MSW research assistant

OUR NEXT FEW BLOG POSTS WILL INTRODUCE OUR TEAM OF RESEARCH ASSISTANTS.  WE ARE SO EXCITED FOR THEM TO BE A PART OF OUR TEAM. —————————- Hello all! My name is Megan Crowley and I am a second year full-time Master of Social Work Student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I am a Direct Practice concentration also. I am absolutely thrilled to be working in the Living F.R.E.E. Lab this semester with Dr. Goode and my fellow colleagues! I am going to tell you a little bit about myself in this post and why I am


New Study on Essential Women of Color Coping with COVID-19

We are very excited to begin our next study, “Essential Women of Color: Coping with COVID-19.” The purpose of this study is to examine coping strategies among women of color who have been deemed “essential workers.” We will collaborate with Village Heart BEAT (VHB) a division of the Mecklenburg County Department of Public Health, which aims to reduce cardiovascular health disparities for Mecklenburg Country residents.  In partnership with over 20 community-based testing sites, VHB is on the frontlines of the epidemic providing COVID-19 testing and education to vulnerable populations. Working with VHB, we will recruit a purposive sample of 200 women of color


Introducing: Mariah Cowell, a 2nd Year MSW Student

Mariah is so excited to be a part of the Living F.R.E.E. Lab. This is her second year working with Dr. Goode. Mariah is a second-year full-time graduate student in the community management and policy practice concentration at the UNC School of Social Work. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from UNC Charlotte. She is passionate about applied research that focuses on improving inequitable experiences. Here are a few interesting facts about Mariah: Mariah is colorblind. Mariah was a trained as a classical opera singer for 5 years. She had the opportunity to sing in amazing spaces such


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