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Catlainn Sionéan, Ph.D., M.A.

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C. Kristina Sionéan, Ph.D. came to the RWJF Health & Society Scholars Program from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As behavioral scientist in the National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention, she conducted applied research, specifically, the design, implementation and evaluation of behavioral interventions. Sionéan received her Ph.D. in medical sociology in 1999 from the University of Kentucky. While finishing her degree, she completed interdisciplinary training and mentored research as an NIMH pre-doctoral fellow in the Department of Behavioral Science, UK College of Medicine. Prior to joining CDC, Sionéan completed a postdoctoral fellowship in public health at Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University. Her current research involves the interaction of neighborhood conditions with individual characteristics associated with health-related behaviors and outcomes. As a member of CDC’s Social Determinants of Health Working Group, she collaborates with other academic and public health researchers and officials to promote the incorporation of indicators of social context into surveillance systems.

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