Edwards to give next Equity Series talk June 22

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Edwards to give next Equity Series talk June 22

Katie M. Edwards shown in portrait.

Katie Edwards will give a talk on “Preventing Sexual and Dating Violence Among LGBTQ+ Youth Using Community-Engaged Approaches,” at 2 p.m. June 22, via Zoom.

This talk is part of the Minority Health Disparities Initiative’s Equity Speaker Series. It is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Edwards is an associate professor in educational psychology in the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families, and Schools at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Edwards is also the director of the Interpersonal Violence Research Laboratory.

Edwards’ work focuses on the development, implementation and evaluation of violence prevention and response initiatives, predominantly among adolescents and young adults. As a queer identified woman, much of her work focuses on LGBTQ+ youth and young adults. To date, she has published more than 150 peer-reviewed publications on these topics and has current funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute of Health, National Science Foundation, and the Department of Justice.

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