Shantrel Canidate, PhD, MPH

Shantrel Canidate

T32 Postdoctoral Fellow

Associate of Arts, Daytona State College, Daytona Beach FL, 2008
Bachelor of Science, Health Services Administration, University of Central Florida, 2010
Master of Public Health, Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2012
Doctor of Philosophy, Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2017

Hometown: Daytona Beach, Florida
Research interests: HIV/AIDS and substance use among marginalized populations, sexual risk behaviors, and mental health.
Long-term career goals: I aim to design and implement culturally relevant and acceptable alcohol interventions in prevention and care at the individual, provider and policy level that reduce the burden of substance use and HIV infection in marginalized populations (i.e. men who have sex with men (MSM).
What philosophy guides your education? “I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me.” – Philippians 4:13
What do you see as the most pressing public health problems facing the world today? The disproportionately affect of HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases, specifically in poor, underserved, and marginalized communities.