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Arnold School of Public Health

Our Faculty & Staff

Alyssa  Robillard, Ph.D., MCHES

Title: Associate Professor
Department: Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior
Arnold School of Public Health
Phone: 803-777-8462
Office: Discovery 548
915 Greene Street
Resources: Google Scholar
Curriculum Vitae

Research and Teaching Interests

Dr. Robillard's research focuses primarily on HIV prevention, care, and treatment among youth, women, African Americans, and incarcerated populations. She is currently working on a project that examines story-telling related to HIV prevention. Stories from people with first-hand experience of a disease or health challenge are used often promote health behaviors. Since culture is a way for groups to process and understand their world, the storytelling approach can protect the cultural integrity of messaging to promote behavior change.

Dr. Robillard teaches a course called Mass Incarceration and Public Health. The course examines the scope of mass incarceration and its causes and consequences—with emphasis on health outcomes impacting individuals and communities.