|Type of expert
||psychology, public health, sexual health, sexual communication, adolescent sexual health, HIV prevention, STD prevention
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||Dr. Widman is a clinical psychologist who works at the intersection of psychology and public health. Her research focuses broadly on adolescent sexual health, sexual communication processes, and the primary prevention of HIV and other STDs. Dr. Widman's goals are to apply psychological theories and sexual health principles to contribute to basic social science and behavioral interventions that reduce the incidence of HIV/STDs and unintended pregnancy among youth. Her recent research focuses on understanding how adolescents communicate about sexual topics with their parents, friends, and romantic partners, and investigating the links between sexual communication and safer sex practices.