Childs, Gwendolyn

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Assistant Professor

NB 444
1720 2nd Ave. S.
Birmingham, AL 35294-1210

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205-996-4687

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Education
PhD in Nursing Science from the University of South Carolina at Columbia
MSN from the Medical College of Georgia
BSN from Lander University

Professional Organizations:
  • Association of Nurses for AIDS Care
  • Southern Nursing Research Society
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
Research/Clinical Interest
  • Adolescent sexual behavior
  • Sexual decision making
  • HIV prevention among African American adolescent girls
Publications/Presentations
Vance, D.E., Childs, G., & Moneyham, L. (accepted 2009). Barriers to successful aging with HIV: A brief overview for nursing. Journal of Gerontological Nursing.
March 2009. Mary Starke Harper Lecturer. A call to Action: Addressing HIV/AID in People of Color. 25th Annual Scholarly Events and Research Symposium and 22nd Annual Mary Stark Harper Lecture. Sponsored by Tuskegee University, School of Nursing, Tuskegee, AL. Title of presentation: Sexual Behavior and Sexual Risk-Taking among Young African American Women.
Childs, G., Cook-Heard, D., & Kennedy, L. (February 2009). Community-Based Interventions to Reduce Risky Adolescent Sexual Behaviors. Sponsored by University of Alabama at Birmingham Adolescent Medicine, February 13, 2009 in Birmingham, Alabama.
Childs, G. & Long, C.A. (November 2008). Sexual Decision-Making: Sexual Encounters of Young African American Women, Preliminary Findings. Presented at the 21st Annual Conference of the Association of Nurses in AIDS care. November 6-9, 2008, Tucson, Arizona (refereed poster presentation).
October 2008. Invited Speaker. Beta Omicron Scholarly Program. Sponsored by Beta Omicron Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, Augusta, GA. Title of presentation: Sexual Behavior of African American Adolescent Girls from Low Socioeconomic Backgrounds.
May 2008. Invited Speaker. Sisterbration’s 2008 Girls Night Out. Sponsored by AIDS Alabama and Girls Incorporated, Birmingham, AL. Title of presentation: Talking to Mothers of African American Adolescent Girls about Sexual Risk-Taking, Sexually Transmitted Infections, and HIV/AIDS.
Childs, G. (February 2008). Psychosocial Factors that Influence Sexual Behavior of African American Adolescent Girls. Presented at the 22nd Annual Southern Nursing Research Society Conference. February 21-23, 2008, in Birmingham, AL (refereed podium presentation).
Childs, G. (November 2007). Abstinence and sexual activity among African American adolescent girls. Presented at the 20th Annual Conference of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care. November 8-11, 2007, Orlando, FL. (refereed podium presentation).
Childs, G., Moneyham, L., & Felton, G. (2008). Correlates of Sexual Abstinence and Sexual Activity of Low-Income African American Adolescent Females. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 19(6), 432-442.
Childs, G. (April 2007). Psychosocial Factors that Influence Sexual Abstinence and Sexual Activity among African American Adolescent Girls. Presented at Association of Nurses in AIDS Care Mid-Year Research Conference entitled 20 Years of HIV Nursing Research: An Evolution of Evidence Based Practice, April 13 - 17, 2007, San Antonio, Texas (refereed poster presentation).
Childs, G., Moneyham, L. & Jones, R. (2006). HIV+ African American Women's Perceptions Pre-Infection HIV Risk. Presented at the 20th Annual Conference of the Southern Nursing Research Society, February 2 - 4, 2006 in Memphis, Tennessee (refereed poster presentation).
Childs, G. (March 2005). Gender Differences in Behavioral Capability and Sexual Decision-Making Among African-American Adolescents. Presented at "Uniting Practice, Education, and Research Conference" sponsored by Beta Omicron Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, March 17-19, 2005 in Augusta, GA. (refereed podium presentation).
Honors
2007 Sigma Theta Tau, Beta Omicron Chapter, Mentorship Award
2005-2006 Amy V. Cockroft Nursing Leadership Fellow
2004 Marilyn Chew Lunn Nursing Leadership Award