Jolaade Kalinowski

Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Sciences, UConn

Dr. Jolaade Kalinowski, Ed.D., is an Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Sciences at the University of Connecticut. Her primary research interests involve the role of stress in cardiovascular risk reduction in minority populations, with a particular focus on Black women, who are disproportionately burdened by cardiovascular disease disparities (CVD). One of her research aims is to advance understanding of the complex interactions between psychosocial, behavioral and community-level factors contributing to CVD disparities in Black women. Another aim is to develop, test and implement innovative interventions to mitigate the adverse health effects of stress among Black women. Dr. Kalinowski is the Principal Investigator of an American Heart Association (AHA) grant examining the effects of a novel stress management program among Black women with elevated cardiovascular disease risk and also of the PJP-based study, “Stress, COVID-19, and Journaling: The Experiences of Black Women.”

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