Department of Psychological, Health, & Learning Sciences
Dr. Carmack currently contributes to the field of prevention science through teaching, community involvement, and personally meaningful research. Her specific interests involve reducing the incidence of HIV and other STIs in African American and Hispanic communities. Her focus is on using health behavior theory and research to create, tailor, and evaluate behavioral STI risk-reduction programs that reflect the unique cultural needs of these populations. Other areas of research focus involve the use of complex adaptive systems methodology and latent variable modeling to explore associations between psychosocial cognitions and sexual risk behavior.