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Ebony N. Russ, Sociology and Anthropology Doctoral Student, Receives Scholarship for Academic and Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health

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Ebony N. Russ, doctoral student in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, is the recipient of a scholarship to the 9th Academic and Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health to take place

at the Embassy Suites Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD on March 17-18, 2016. As a scholarship recipient, she will be presenting her research titled "Black, Locked-Up & Stressed Out: Analysis of Racial Distress of Black Males Pre- and Post-Incarceration".

Ebony's concentrations in the doctoral program are in Medical Sociology and Criminology. She has also conducted research as a part of the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program.

Ebony has master degrees in Counseling Psychology and Higher Education and Student Personnel. She previously worked as a clinical therapist, specifically working with adolescents involved in the Juvenile Justice system. Additionally, she has worked as a student affairs professional at various universities. During her work in higher education, she developed a Social Justice Living Learning Community. She values her experiences teaching diverse groups of students and young adults in the classroom, as well as in clinical and volunteer settings.

Ebony is currently a graduate research assistant in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Howard University. Her research interest include the following: health disparities, stress, college students, and mass incarceration. She firmly believes that education is a mechanism of liberation and can be utilized as a tool for social change.

Ebony is a member of various organizations, including the Society for the Study of Social Problems, American Society of Criminology, American Psychological Association, American College Personnel Association, Organization of Graduate Sociologists, and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

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