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Rebecca M. Schwartz, Ph.D.Rebecca M. Schwartz, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist, Assistant Professor,
Graduate Program in Public Health
1998-2004 Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
2004-2007 Building Integrative Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) Postdoctoral Scholar, National Institutes of Health and SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Aug. 2000- 2003 Predoctoral Fellow - NIMH Prevention Research Training Program in Urban Children’s Mental Health and AIDS Prevention, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
June 2001- 2003 Research Assistant/Asst. Data Manager, Institute for Juvenile Research, University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Psychiatry, Chicago, IL
Aug. 1998-2003 Research Assistant, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
July 2003- June 2004 Child Psychology Intern, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia Medical Center, New York, NY
Study: Women’s Interagency HIV Study IV
Funding Source: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Principal Investigator: H. Minkoff
Project Period: 12/1/07-11/30/12
Annual Direct Costs: $1,977,598
Major aims of this study are to examine the natural history and gynecological manifestations of HIV disease in women. Role is focused on studying the effect of mental health on HIV disease progression.
Study: Understanding the Association Between Victimization and Medication Adherence Among HIV-Positive Women
Funding Source: Dean’s Research Pilot Grant, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Project Period: 8/1/07-7/31/08
Annual Direct Costs: $19,000
Major aims of this study are to determine the psychosocial mechanisms that explain the relationship between gender-based violence among HIV-positive women and subsequent difficulties with medication adherence.
Role: Principal Investigator
Research interests include the psychosocial factors associated with HIV positive status among women.