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Jena Nicols Curtis

Jena Nicols Curtis

Jena Nicols Curtis, Health Department, was named coordinator for the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program. The academic minor, which is part of the Center for Gender and Intercultural Studies, engages students in interdisciplinary research and pedagogy to examine the ways that concepts of gender, sexuality, race, nation, class, ethnicity and ability shape our world. Curtis is an associate professor of health whose research interests focus on gender and sexuality. In 2014, she received a Chancellor’s Award for Internationalization for a study abroad program that she developed. The public health research course takes students to Southern India for a month each summer to explore the impact of gender, class and religion on public health disparities. In April 2016, her article on how EMS providers can most effectively respond to campus sexual violence was a feature article in the Journal of Emergency Medicine. In September 2016, Curtis was invited to Quantico, Va., to deliver sexual violence prevention training to the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Branch for Marine Headquarters.