Laurenia Mangum is a fourth-year doctoral student in the School of Social Work at the University of Pittsburgh and is also earning her Master of Public Health in the Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences at the Graduate School of Public Health. Laurenia is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, where she earned her Bachelors of Social Work (2009) and Masters of Social Work (2011), with a specialty in clinical practice. Laurenia earned a Graduate Certificate in Public Health with an emphasis on HIV/AIDS in the Rural South (2017) from the University of Florida. Laurenia is a licensed master's level social worker in the state of Virginia.
Laurenia's clinical experiences have centered on promoting optimal health outcomes for underserved minority populations in child welfare, maternal-child health, community health, and community development. Laurenia's research interests focus on sexual health inequities among Black women, including biomedical and behavioral HIV prevention interventions. She is also interested in the role of social networks for Black caregivers living with HIV.
Areas of Interest: Sexual health inequities among Black women, biomedical/behavioral HIV prevention interventions, maternal well-being, social networks