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Paula A. Alio, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 275-0482

Fax: (585) 424-1469

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

Faculty Appointments

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

2013
Alio AO, Lewis CA, Scarborough K, Harris K, Fiscella K. "A community perspective on the role of fathers during pregnancy: a qualitative study". BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2013; 13: 60 PMCID: PMC3606253.

2013
Salihu HM, Mogos MF, August EM, Dejoy S, de la Cruz C, Alio AP, Marty PJ. "HIV infection and its impact on fetal outcomes among women of advanced maternal age: a propensity score weighted matching approach". AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2013; 29(3): 581-7.

12/2012
Salihu HM, August EM, Salemi JL, Weldeselasse H, Sarro YS, Alio AP. "The association between female genital mutilation and intimate partner violence". BJOG. 2012; 119(13): 1597-1605 Epub 2012 Aug 24.

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