Earnshaw Receives NIH Grant

Social psychologist Valerie Earnshaw received a four-year $750,000 Mentored Research Scientist Development Award from the National Institutes of Health.

Earnshaw, a Faculty Scholar and Assistant Professor in the department of Human Development and Family Sciences, within the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Delaware, researches the relationship between health inequities and stigma in people living with HIV, and other socially marginalized populations.

Earnshaw is expanding her research to address people with SUDs in Boston. Opioid-related deaths in Massachusetts has grown from 379 in 2000 to 2,100 in 2017.

“This K01 award will help me grow into an independent investigator who studies and intervenes in relationship processes among people in recovery from SUDs, ultimately promoting long-term recovery among this population,” Earnshaw said.

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