Alumni

Regina Fuller

PhD Student, Educational Policy Studies
Regina Fuller
Academic Institution: University of Wisconsin-Madison Location: Madison, Wisconsin Cohort Start Year: 2016
Research Topic: Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Populations Served: Adolescents (12-20 years), African-American/Black

FOCUS
Regina Fuller’s research focuses on how young people learn about sexuality and sexual relationships both within formal school spaces, such as sex education classrooms and in non-formal spaces such as after-school clubs and recess. Her research seeks to answer how young people discuss sexuality and desire and make decisions about sexuality. This research has the potential to inform educators, families, and public health practitioners alike on how youth prioritize their sexual lives.

MORE ABOUT REGINA
A native of South Carolina, Regina focuses on youth stems from her tenure as a teacher and former tutor. She has worked with Spanish-speaking families and students in Spartanburg, SC and tutored high school students with the Urban League of Greater Madison. Regina’s research aims to bridge the gap between education and public health research on youth sexuality.

DISSERTATION GRANT AWARDEE — MAY 2020
The (Un)Making of Comprehensive Sexuality Education Policy in Ghana

My dissertation examines the politics and debates surrounding sexuality education policy in Ghana. As momentum grows for reproductive rights, young people’s health and sexual education is often caught in the cross-fire of religious and political debates of what young people should and should not know about their bodies. This study illustrates how religious opposition to sexual and reproductive health policies can hinder policy implementation and progress for young people’s reproductive health.

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