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Photo for LouddDr. Grace Loudd, Principal Investigator
As a TSU SHAPE Initiative principal investigator Dr. Loudd is committed to TSU campus efforts targeting substance use and HIV/AIDS risk behaviors among college and community-based young adults. She is responsible for the program’s administration, operation, and ongoing communications with the external funding agency. Dr. Loudd is presently a Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Work.
Public Affairs Building Office #302AA    713-313-1194

Dr. Boutte-Queen Dr. Needha Boutte-Queen, Co-Principal Investigator
As a TSU SHAPE Initiative principal investigator Dr. Boutte-Queen is responsible for program administration, operations, and campus and community-based partner affiliations. As a 40+ year resident of the Historic Greater Third she nurtures strong and enduring ties to both the business and social communities. Dr. Boutte-Queen is presently the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Behavioral Sciences (COLABS), Chair of the Department of Social Work and a full Social Work Professor.
Contact Rhonda G. Lewis    713-313-7783

Photo for willisDr. Nicole Willis, Program Evaluator
Dr. Willis is the TSU SHAPE Initiative program evaluator. Her contributions focus on establishing and designing TSU SHAPE Initiative program and research-based protocols. She conducts ongoing monitoring and evaluation to ensure process and outcome targets are met via data collection, analyses, and interpretation. Dr. Willis is presently an Associate Professor of Social Work and Interim Department Chair.
 Public Affairs Building Office #302AA    713-313-7320

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TSI C.H.A.N.G.E. Staff

AkaylaAkayla Jones, BSW - TSU S.H.A.P.E. Initiative C.H.A.N.G.E. Health Promotion Specialist
Ms. Jones is a 2018 BSW graduate of Texas Southern University. Her role is to conduct rapid HIV and viral Hepatitis testing on-campus and throughout the Greater 3rd and 5th Ward communities. She also recruits participants, conducts outreach, implements evidence-based prevention strategies, regularly updates social media platforms, and participates in linking participants diagnosed with SUD and/or COD, HIV, and/or hepatitis into treatment and engage in retention activities.
 Location: Public Affairs Building Office #302P    713-313-7548

nat-maxey.jpgNathan Maxey, MPA TSU S.H.A.P.E. Initiative CHANGE Project Coordinator
Mr. Maxey is a Master of Public Administration graduate of Texas Southern University. He is responsible for all day-to-day project operations related to ensuring accountability, marketing, social media awareness, HIV & viral Hepatitis testing and education sessions, activity/outreach design, and establishing and/or maintaining community-based partnerships, and in-house reporting. He is also responsible for providing regular updates to project directors regarding program initiatives; compiling program assessment and evaluation data and distributing information and materials to various constituencies including faculty, partners, advisory board members, staff, clients, students, and other areas as directed.
 
Location: Public Affairs Building 

alexis-shorts.jpgAlexis Shorts, MPH – TSU S.H.A.P.E. Initiative CHANGE Health Promotion Specialist
Alexis Shorts is a 2020 graduate of UT Health at Houston. She is a responsible for conducting HIV and viral hepatitis testing and SUD screenings on-campus and throughout the Greater 3rd and 5th Ward communities. She also recruits participants, conduct outreach, implement evidence-based prevention strategies, maintain and regularly update social media platforms, participate in linking participants diagnosed with SUD and/or COD, HIV, and/or hepatitis into treatment, and engage in retention activities.
 Location: Public Affairs Building 

TSI Y.E.S. Staff

NicholeNichole Akinbohun-Siner - TSU S.H.A.P.E. Initiative Y.E.S. Project Coordinator
Ms. Akinbohun is a Psychology/Biology Graduate of Texas Southern University. She is responsible for all day-to-day project operations related to ensuring accountability, marketing, social media awareness, HIV & viral Hepatitis testing and education sessions, activity/outreach design, and establishing and/or maintaining community-based partnerships, and in-house reporting. She is also responsible for providing regular updates to project directors regarding program initiatives; compiling program assessment and evaluation data and distributing information and materials to various constituencies including faculty, advisory board members, staff, clients, students, and other areas as directed.
 Location: Public Affairs Building Office #302Q    713-313-1975

kiana-shape.jpgKiana Adams-Baker MPH- TSU S.H.A.P.E. Initiative YES Health Promotion Specialist
Kiana Adams-Baker is a 2021 graduate of UT Health at Houston. She is a Certified Community Health Worker and Health Education Specialist responsible for conducting HIV and viral hepatitis testing and SUD screenings on-campus and throughout the Greater 3rd and 5th Ward communities. She also recruits participants, conduct outreach, implement evidence-based prevention strategies, maintain and regularly update social media platforms, participate in linking participants diagnosed with SUD and/or COD, HIV, and/or hepatitis into treatment, and engage in retention activities.
 Location: Public Affairs Building 

 

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