|Dr. Emily Spence-Almaguer|
A presentation of a study conducted by the University of North Texas Health Science Center School of Public Health involving interviews of 150 homeless women that provides an understanding of the violence and threats experienced by homeless women on the street and in emergency shelter settings.
WHEN: Friday, April 10 Noon - 1:30 pm
Austin Street Shelter, 2929 Hickory Street, Dallas, TX 75226
COST: This is a free event. Brown Bag - Bring your own lunch
Dr. Emily Spence-Almaguer is an Associate Professor in the Department of Behavioral and Community Health in the University of North Texas Health Science Center School of Public Health. She is also the Outreach Core Director for the
for Health Disparities, a National Institute of Health (NIH) .
She obtained her master's degree in social work from Center of Excellence Florida
and her PhD from .
She began her career providing crisis services to victims of crimes, and has
been conducting research and evaluation studies in the areas of homelessness,
victimization, poverty, and other areas for nearly 25 years. She serves as an
evaluator for several community initiatives and has authored numerous reports,
book chapters and scholarly articles on homelessness and interpersonal
Gabrianna Saks is a medical student at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC). She completed her Masters degree in Public Health (MPH) and served as Coordinator for the Tarrant County Homeless Women's Health and Victimization study during her final year of the MPH program. She regularly volunteers at health clinics for people who are homeless and was awarded a first-place Research Appreciation Day award by the UNTHSC ForHER institute for women's health.