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Paula A. Alio, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 275-0482

Fax: (585) 424-1469

Faculty Appointments

Biography

Research

Research: Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Women's Health; Maternal Child Health; Perinatal outcomes; Program Evaluation; Global Health; Community Based Participatory Research.

Dr. Alio has extensive experience in community-based participatory research, qualitative and quantitative methods, and evaluation design. Her research areas include racial/ethnic health disparities and global health. Specifically, Dr. Alio focuses on the impact of behavioral, psychosocial and environmental factors on pregnancy outcomes, particularly among African Americans. Her international research is in women's reproductive health, HIV prevention, intimate partner violence and pregnancy outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa.

Credentials

Education

1992
BA | Liberty University
Linguistics

1994
MA | University of South Florida
Francophone Cultures

2000
PhD | University of South Florida
Applied Anthropology

Awards

2010
Young Professional Achievement Award
Sponsor: National MCH Epidemiology, CDC
Location: Nat'l Ctr Chronic Disease & Public Health Promotion

2010
Outstanding Research Achievement Award
Sponsor: Research & Innovations Univ of South Florida
Location: Tampa, FL

Publications

Journal Articles

2019
Alio AP, Makhale L, Hornschuh S, Hlongwane K, Otwombe K, Keefer M, Diet- rich JJ. ""Loving the sinner, hating the sin": an investigation of religious leaders' perceived role in the lives of persons living with HIV in Soweto, South Africa." J Glob Health Rep. 2019; .

2019
Asare, M., McIntosh, S., Culakova, E., Alio, A., Umstattd Meyer, M.R., Kleckner, A. S., Adunlin, G., Kleckner, I. R., Ylitalo, K. R., Kamen, C. S. "Assessing physical activity behavior of cancer survivors by race and social determinants of health." International Quarterly of Community Health Education. 2019; .

2019
Goldberg ZE, Chin NP, Alio A, Williams G, Morse DS. "A Qualitative Analysis of Family Dynamics and Motivation in Sessions With 15 Women in Drug Treatment Court." Substance abuse : research and treatment.. 2019 13:1178221818818846. Epub 2019 Jan 04.

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