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Lindsey Potter

PAMT Pre-doctoral Trainee

404 HHD Building
lnc5003@psu.edu

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Biography

Lindsey Potter joined the Prevention Research Center in 2016, after leaving her job as an HIV/AIDs Incidence Surveillance Investigator at the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. She is now a Prevention And Methodology Training Program trainee; her main research interests focus on the relationship between self-reported discrimination and health. Through her work, Lindsey would like to understand the relationship between discrimination and the processes that give rise to poor health outcomes. She believes that if researchers can understand the challenges that stigmatized groups face, then interventions, tailored to their unique experiences, can produce better outcomes.

Lindsey’s favorite aspect about working at the Center is the talent and collaboration present among her colleagues. Recently, Lindsey was awarded the Edward R. and Helen Skade Hintz Graduate Education Enhancement Fellowship and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in biobehavioral health. Lindsey hopes that eventually she will be able to merge her training and professional experience in public health with prevention sciences to help and reduce health disparities in vulnerable populations.  An avid viewer of documentaries, Lindsey also enjoys spending time with her husband and two little boys.