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Gail Elizabeth Wyatt PhD

Dr. Wyatt was an NIMH Research Scientist Career Development Awardee for 17 years. Her research examines the consensual and abusive sexual relationships of women and men, the effects of these experiences on their psychological well-being and the cultural context of risks for sexually transmitted diseases and HIV. She has conducted national and international research since 1980 funded by The National Institute of Mental health, The National Institute of Drug Abuse, State and private funders. The recipient of numerous awards, Dr. Wyatt has over 100 publications in journals and book chapters, and has co-edited or written 5 books, including \"Stolen Women: Reclaiming our Sexuality, Taking Back Our Lives\", John Wiley and Sons, 1997, and \"No More clueless Sex: 10 Secrets to a Sex Life that Works for Both of You\", John Wiley & Sons, 2003. Dr. Wyatt is Associate Director of the UCLA AIDS Institute and coordinates a core of behavioral scientists that consult with other researchers to recruit underserved populations and conduct research that effectively incorporates socio-cultural factors in HIV/AIDS Research.

Dr. Wyatt has received numerous awards and honors for her scientific accomplishments, mentoring and teaching. She has also testified before the United States Congress 8 times on issues related to health policy. She was the first African American woman to be licensed as a psychologist in the state of California.

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Picture from Ethnicity & Health:  Complimentary or Contradictory Concepts in the 21st Century video
October 9 2006