Violence Prevention

Tameka Gillum

Associate Professor of Community Health Education

Email: tgillum@schoolph.umass.edu

Special Areas of Interest: Dr. Gillum’s research interests are in exploring and addressing intimate partner violence (IPV)/dating violence (DV) within racial/ethnic minority and sexual minority populations, development and evaluation of culturally specific prevention and intervention efforts, health clinic based intimate partner violence interventions and the health effects of IPV/DV victimization. She has conducted this research both domestically and in Africa. Dr. Gillum is a community psychologist who conducts community based research and utilizes both qualitative and quantitative methods in her research endeavors. She serves on the editorial board for the international journal, Violence Against Women, and is a steering committee member of the national Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community (IDVAAC).
 

Lisa Wexler

Lisa Marin Wexler

Associate Professor of Community Health Education
Director, Division of Community Health Studies

Email: lwexler@schoolph.umass.edu

Special Areas of Interest: Dr. Wexler's research has focused on suicide prevention, community health worker training for rural, ethnically distinct communities, and youth substance abuse prevention. She is interested in expanding her work locally in relation to protective factors for youth substance abuse and violence and resilience/health promotion, with a particular interest in marginalized and ethnic minority youth. In a similar vein, Lisa is interested in service research focused on substance abuse recovery and psychological resilience after acute or on-going trauma.