This week on Mind Your Body & Soul we are interviewing Dr. Jazmyne Simmons. Dr. Simmons is a proud native of Tallahassee, Florida. She is an Assistant Professor in the School of Allied Health Sciences, Division of Health Science at Florida A&M University (FAMU). Simmons earned her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Communication with a specialty in Health Communication from the University of Miami. She holds a Master of Public Health degree with a concentration in Behavioral Science and Health Education from FAMU’s Institute of Public Health. Jazmyne also possesses Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and Criminology from the University of South Florida. Simmons has conducted research at Moffitt Cancer Research Center and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She is committed to using evidence-based research to improve the lives of disproportionately impacted populations. Her research interests lie at the intersection of sexual and racial minority health and interpersonal and mass communication. Most recently, Simmons, served as Co-Principal Investigator for a clinical trial (NCT03898063) funded by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. This funding was awarded via the University of Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute to investigate effective interventions for sexual partner status disclosure, HIV-related stigma, and medical adherence. Jazmyne recently published a piece entitled: “90 DAYS: An investigation of a short entertainment-education film to improve HIV status disclosure among Black women living with HIV in Miami-Dade County” in the journal of Social Science and Medicine. This work focused on assessing the acceptability and feasibility of an entertainment-education short film, 90 DAYS, for addressing disclosure related barriers and stigma.
Mind Your Body & Soul: The Healthy Podcast
Mind Your Body & Soul: The Healthy Podcast is hosted by Joseph Ward, Mathias Sweet, and Mrs. Alana Steaple. Mind Your Body & Soul is an educational podcast that focuses on all thing’s health related, to help our listeners learn more about various health topics and information they may not have had access to. We seek to inform, empower, uplift and, mobilize our listeners to become the healthiest versions of themselves.
Joseph Ward is the Outreach Specialist/Health Educator for the Ryan White Program with Neighborhood Medical Center.
Mathias Sweet is the Ryan White Program Director for Neighborhood Medical Center.
Mrs. Alanna Steaple, MSN, APRN, AGPCNP-BC, AACRN-C, is the Ryan White Provider for Neighborhood Medical Center.