Lynissa R. Stokes, PhD

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School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences
Academic interests: 

Minority women’s sexual and reproductive health; HIV prevention for women; Health disparities in HIV prevention; Co-occurring problems – violence, trauma, and HIV; Women’s mental health; Race, ethnicity and culture in mental health research.


Lynissa R. Stokes received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Boston University. Prior to joining OSU’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences as a research associate, she taught in the Psychology Department at Simmons College in Boston for over four years where she also served as a first-year advisor. In 2013 she became an instructor in OSU’s School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences where she taught H 225: Social and Individual Determinants of Health and HDF S444: Family Violence and Neglect for two years and served as an MPH advisor for the Health Promotion and Health Behavior graduate program. She currently teaches on-line sections of HDFS 444: Family Violence and Neglect throughout the academic year and occasionally teaches other HDFS courses during the summer term.

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