Leah Adams

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Dr. Leah Adams is an Assistant Professor at George Mason University in the departments of Psychology and Women & Gender Studies. She is also a licensed clinical psychologist. She studies psychosocial aspects of health promotion and health risk, with an emphasis on racial/ethnic minorities, women, and other “vulnerable” groups. Her work has focused on HIV risk and prevention among incarcerated adults and on understanding barriers to accessing new HIV prevention tools, such as Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP). Her clinical and research interests also explore the psychosocial impact of managing chronic illness (e.g., HIV/AIDS, chronic pain) and disability (e.g., traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury).

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  • Loneliness is a risk factor for core mental health across the board, but especially for older adults

    1 April 2021