Dr. Michele A. Rountree is an Associate Professor at the School of Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin. She is a scholar trainee with the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and Columbia-University sponsored HIV Intervention Science Training Program for Racial/Ethnic Minority New Investigators (HISTP). Dr. Rountree is also a scholar mentee with the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) sponsored African-American Mental Health Research Scientist (AAMHRS) consortium.
With a solid mix of clinical, administrative and research experience, she has a background in studying the complex interplay of social, cultural, political and economic factors as determinants for women’s heightened risk for experiencing IPV and sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV/AIDS. Her research targets the impact of structural, program characteristics and client attributes in shaping the efficacy and utilization of services. In addition she focuses her research efforts on prevention and intervention. Dr. Rountree has had an opportunity to present her research at several local and national conferences.
Since joining the faculty in 2005, Dr. Rountree has managed over 1/2 million dollars of external and internal funding from the Texas Department of State Health Services: HIV Comprehensive Services Branch, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and Columbia University, Hogg Foundation, UT Office of Vice President of Research, National Institute for Nursing Research (NINR): UT Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Underserved Populations (CHPR), and the UT Institute on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (IDVSA).
Dr. Rountree received her master’s degree from Boston University with a concentration in macro social work methods and her Ph.D from Arizona State University.
Dr. Rountree teaches in the Community and Administrative Leadership (CAL) concentration with classes such as the Dynamics of Organizations and Communities, Foundations for Social Justice and Strategic Partnerships and Collaborative Relationships. She is a recipient of the Lora Lee Pederson Teaching Excellence Award and the Texas Exes Black Alumni Legacy Award.
Curriculum Vitae (PDF)
Core research focus is in the area of health disparities in relation to socio-political, cultural and structural factors. Specific, narrowed inquiry is in the investigation of mental health and health associated with the intersection between intimate partner violence (IPV) and heightened risk for HIV/AIDS. Additional areas of research are the development and evaluation of evidence-based HIV/AIDS interventions and prevention strategies tailored to women and communities of color.
- Ph.D., Arizona State University
- M.S.W., Boston University
- B.A., University of Arizona
- A trend analysis of HIV testing rates and locations by race/ethnicity (2016)
- Accessing Young Black MSM for HIV Prevention through Online Social Networking (2016)
- HIV/AIDS Prevention Intervention for African-American Women Exposed to Intimate Partner Abuse (2010)
- Serving the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Needs of HIV Infected Persons in Texas (2010)
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