Shivani R. Khan

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Bachelor of Science, Biology, Salem College, Winston-Salem, NC

Hometown: Lalitpur, Nepal
Research Interests: My research interest lies in substance abuse and HIV/AIDS. Substance abuse has played a crucial role in HIV transmission through needle sharing. Also, it affects judgment in individuals, which leads to risky sexual behavior increasing the possibility of getting STDs.
Long-term career goals: I would like to work to develop effective preventive measures and strategies for substance-abusing individuals and other highly susceptible groups of HIV. Also, I would like to evaluate the effectiveness of health services and screening programs that would enhance the efficiency of clinical care and public health interventions in developing countries.
What philosophy guides your education: “It is not what you say out of your mouth that determines your life, it is what you whisper to yourself that has the most power.” – Robert T. Kiyosaki
Date Accomplishments
May 2016 Awarded 2017 CARE Travel Award to attend the College of Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) 79th Annual Scientific Meeting in June in Montréal, Canda
March 2017 Received travel grant to attend 10th Annual International Women’s and Children’s Health and Gender (InWomen’s) Group Conference in June in Montreal, Canada
Abstract selected for poster presentation at 10th Annual International Women’s and Children’s Health and Gender (InWomen’s) Group Conference in June in Montreal, Canada: “Gender differences in patterns of marijuana initiation by age among urban, suburban and rural youth in the US”