Under the mentoring of Professor Frank Pezzella, Sophia is a research assistant on the sub-project Religiosity as a Cultural Protective Factor that Facilitates Favorable Health and Behavioral Outcomes in African American Offenders . She interviews research subjects (parolees under ComAlert supervision). Sophia also participates in the creation and maintenance of the databases for this study. In the Summer of 2011, Sophia completed the EPIC courses on statistical programming using STATA and epidemiology of mental health.
Pezzella, F., Vlahos, S. A., & Dyanand, V. D. (2012). Prisoner reentry services that reduce health disparity. Poster presented at the XULA-COP Fifth Health Disparities Conference at the Xavier University of Louisiana, March 6-8, New Orleans, LA. (READ)