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Interview with
Dr. Jazmyne Simmons

Dr. Jazmyne Simmons is a proud native of Tallahassee, Florida. She is an Assistant Professor in the School of Allied Health Sciences, Division of Health Science at Florida A&M University (FAMU). Simmons earned her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Communication with a specialty in Health Communication from the University of Miami. She holds a Master of Public Health degree with a concentration in Behavioral Science and Health Education from FAMU’s Institute of Public Health. 

Jazmyne also possesses Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and Criminology from the University of South Florida. Simmons has conducted research at Moffitt Cancer Research Center and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She is committed to using evidence-based research to improve the lives of disproportionately impacted populations. 

Her research interests lie at the intersection of sexual and racial minority health and interpersonal and mass communication. Most recently, Simmons, served as Co-Principal Investigator for a clinical trial (NCT03898063) funded by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. This funding was awarded via the University of Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute to investigate effective interventions for sexual partner status disclosure, HIV-related stigma, and medical adherence. Jazmyne recently published a piece focused on assessing the acceptability and feasibility of an entertainment-education short film, 90 DAYS, for addressing disclosure related barriers and stigma.

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