CTRI Pilot Project Awardee Stockman Receives CDC’s New Investigator Award

March 26, 2015

James Murphy, MD

Jamila K. Stockman, PhD, MPH

CTRI pilot project awardee Jamila K. Stockman, PhD, MPH, has received the Linda Saltzman New Investigator Award. The national award, presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Foundation and Futures Without Violence, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending violence against women and children, recognizes an outstanding early career scientist working in the field of domestic violence.

Stockman, an assistant professor of medicine and global public health at the UC San Diego School of Medicine, is an infectious disease epidemiologist whose research focuses on HIV prevention, with a specific focus on the role of intimate partner violence and substance abuse among low-income, underserved, vulnerable women.

She received a 2014 CTRI Academic-Community Partnership Pilot Project grant for her project, "The Role of Peer Navigators and Social Support in the HIV Care Continuum: Perceptions of HIV-Positive Women." Through the project, Stockman is studying the health impact of outreach and services on HIV-positive women, and how a social network may further strengthen the ability of patients negotiating their care.

This CTRI grant program is part of a multilevel effort to expand UC San Diego Health Sciences research endeavors to effectively engage local communities.

Read about Stockman's CTRI academic-community pilot project.

Read the UC San Diego Health Sciences press release, CDC's New Investigator Award for Domestic Violence Research Goes to UC San Diego Scientist.