Shantrel Canidate, Ph.D.

College of Health and Health Professions

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Shantrel S. Canidate is a Ph.D. graduate in Public Health with a concentration in Social and Behavioral Sciences. Her research focuses on alcohol and HIV/AIDS. Shantrel served as a Dean’s Ambassador for the College of Public Health and Health Professions (PHHP) and is 500/501 certified to offer HIV counseling and testing services. Shantrel was also the recipient of a National Institute of Health (NIH) Diversity Supplement which guided her dissertation research by assisting in the translation of study results from the RCT by understanding women’s perceptions of participation and what may have influenced behavior change related to drinking alcohol.

The field of public health challenges Shantrel and her recent employment and volunteer work at the Alachua County Health Department in Gainesville, FL helped to shape a true compassion for the underserved. Ultimately, Shantrel aspires to become a prominent independent clinical investigator who conducts interventions to improve health in persons affected by HIV/AIDS.​