Ebony C. Reddock, mph



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Ebony C. Reddock, MPH
28454 Parkwood  Inkster, MI 48141  734-674-4609  ecreddock@gmail.com

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Education
University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI

PhD candidate in Health Behavior and Heath Education, Sociocultural Anthropology cognate

Dissertation: “Raising A Dad”: The Relationship between African American Paternal Grandmothers’ Caregiving of Teen Fathers and Perceived Stress, Cleopatra Caldwell and Derek Griffith (Vanderbilt University), co-chairs
University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI

MPH in Health Behavior and Health Education, April 2007 (as Ebony Sandusky)

Reproductive and Women’s Health Interdepartmental Concentration
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

BA, Psychology/Women’s Studies, cum laude, August 2002 (as Ebony Sandusky)

Thesis: “The Influence of Hip Hop on Adolescent Girls’ Sexuality”­—qualitative content analysis of hip hop videos and literature review on adolescent girls’ sexuality through feminist theoretical lens.


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Research Interests
My research examines how African American women’s parenting practices are affected by life experiences and sociocultural contexts. This work will inform the development of family-based interventions meant to reduce African American women’s health disparities.
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Teaching Interests
Health Disparities

Program Development/Management/Evaluation

Health Behavior & Health Education

Family Studies & Theory

Family Health/Adolescent Health

Women’s/Gender Studies

Qualitative Research Methods

Research Design



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Academic Experience
Paternity in Early Childbearing Project, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Cleopatra Caldwell, PI

Graduate Student Research Assistant, 2008-present

Conducing mixed methods data analysis on paternal grandmothers whose sons are teen parents.

SafER Teen, University of Michigan Injury Research Center, Maureen Walton, PI

Graduate Student Research Assistant, 2008-2010

Conducted qualitative data analysis on adolescent women’s engagement in violent behavior and alcohol use.


Neighborhoods Working in Partnership: Building Capacity for Policy Change,

Detroit Urban Research Center, Barbara Israel, PI

Research Assistant, 2007-2009

Performed URC-general and project specific duties such as data analysis, various administrative and training functions.


University of Michigan Women’s Studies Dept, Elizabeth Cole Laboratory, Dr. Elizabeth Cole, PI

Research Assistant, 2001

Transcribed and coded qualitative interview data on Black women’s childhood experiences.


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Publications
(revise and resubmit from Journal of Family Issues) Reddock, E, Caldwell, C & Antonucci, T. Paternal grandmothers’ socialization of their African American sons into teen fatherhood.
(in preparation) Reddock, E, Caldwell, C & Antonucci, T. The relationship between caregiving and stress among African American paternal grandmothers.
(in preparation) Reddock, E, Caldwell, C & Antonucci, T. Comparisons of caregiving of teen fathers between high- and low-stress African American paternal grandmothers.
(in preparation) Reddock, E, Caldwell, C & Antonucci, T. Relationship quality: Mediating and moderating influence on the relationship between caregiving and stress among African American paternal grandmothers
Caldwell, C & Sandusky, E. (2009) “Psychopathology and Risky Sexual Behaviors among Black Adolescents” In Handbook for the Study of Mental Health, 2nd ed. T. Scheid and T. Brown, eds.
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Abstracts & Presentations
Grandmothers’ Socialization of African American Teen Males Into Fatherhood, oral presentation at National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, November 2012
Session Facilitator, Adolescent/Young Adult Sexual Health, National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, November 2012
An Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods, oral presentations for Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program, UM, November 2010 and January 2011
Gender in Public Health Research, oral presentation at Gender, Sexuality and the PhD Symposium, October 2010
Urban Female Adolescents’ Perspectives on Violent Behavior: A Qualitative Approach, oral presentation at American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, November 2009
Board Evaluation of a community-based participatory research (CBPR) partnership process: The Detroit community-academic Urban Research Center, abstract at American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, November 2008
Multiculturalism in Research, oral presentation for Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program, UM, November 2007
Breaking The Silence’: The Role of Youth Empowerment Programs in Community HIV Prevention Work, presentation at CDC/DHPE National Conference on Health Education and Health Promotion/SOPHE Midyear Scientific Conference, Seattle, WA, 2007
Flint Youth at the Intersection of University-Community Partnerships, presentation at Community-Campus Partnerships for Health Annual Conference, Toronto, ON, CA, 2007
Friends with Benefits’ and Other Attitudinal Shifts Shaping the Sexual Behavior of Youth, panel presentation at Genesee County Health Department National Public Health Week conference, Flint, MI, 2007
Breaking The Silence’: 2006 Ruth Mott Community Health Careers Program, presentation at 21st Annual Public Health Students of African Descent Conference, University of Michigan School of Public Health, 2007
How To Talk So Kids Will Listen, workshop at Skillman Center for Children, Detroit, MI, 2005
Women of Color and Intimate Partner Violence, presentation at Women of Color conference, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2002
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Teaching & Mentoring Experience
(all at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI)
Graduate Student Instructor, Psychosocial Factors in Health-Related Behavior, 2012

Providing instructional support, student advising and lecturing for introductory graduate-level health behavior course.


Instructional Aide, Qualitative Methods in Public Health, 2011

Managed logistical aspects of qualitative methods course in dept: grading, materials development, lecturing, assisting students with class assignments.


Research Mentor, Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program, 2007-2008, 2010-2012

Supervise and mentor undergraduate students participating in research training program.


Graduate Student Mentor, Women’s Studies Dept., 2008-2009

Assisted in development of course assignments, examinations, and other administrative duties for Introduction to Women’s Studies course.


Graduate Student Instructor, Introduction to Women’s Studies, 2006, 2008-2009

Designing and facilitating curriculum, grading two discussion sections and performing lectures for Introductory Women’s Studies course.


Teaching Assistant, Project Outreach--Department of Psychology, 2002

Facilitated and graded one discussion section on career exploration.


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Service
Reviewer, Qualitative Health Research, 2012-present

Reviewer-in-Training, Family Relations (NCFR), 2011-present

Contributor, Rackham Graduate School Student Blog, 2011-2012

Social Sciences Poster Judge, U-M AGEP/Summer Institute Research Symposium, 2011

Post-doctoral Applicant Reviewer, National Center for Institutional Diversity, University of Michigan, 2010

Departmental Student Representative, UM SPH Ask A PhD Student, 2009-present

Represent Department of Health Behavior and Health Education to potential doctoral students through School of Public Health website.



Departmental Student Representative, Rackham Graduate Student Forum, 2008-2009

Served as liaison between Rackham Graduate School and graduate students in home department.



Student Parent Representative, Rackham Graduate School, 2007-present

Served as a representative for the University to potential and current student parents by serving on panels and participating in a recruitment video.



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Other Professional Positions
Rackham Graduate School Office of Graduate Student Success

Graduate Student Staff, 2011

Coordinated undergraduate summer research program for students who are members of underrepresented groups: planned training sessions and conference presentations, facilitated relationships between students and faculty mentors.


Detroit Department of Health and Wellness

Adjunct Grant Reviewer, Fall 2009

Evaluated non-profit applications for a HIV program grant administered by the department.


Regional Alliance for Healthy Schools/University of Michigan School of Nursing

Research Assistant, 2007

Developed evaluation plan for RAHS Youth Advisory Council program, assisted in preparation for national presentation, including training of facilitators and developing materials.


Ruth Mott Community Health Careers Program/Flint Odyssey House Health Awareness Center

Project Coordinator/Ruth Mott Health Scholar, 2006

Designed and coordinated a component of a summer mentoring project for African American youth; facilitated a team of youth who created HIV/AIDS community health education materials; provided instruction on public health, development of HIV education curriculum for African American female youth.


University of Michigan School of Public Health/Community Action Network

Evaluator, 2005

Conducted health needs and capacity assessment for community-based organization.



Alternatives For Girls

Program Coordinator, SAGA Project/Move Experiment Programs, 2004-2005

Coordinated two peer education programs on LGBTQ youth issues and dance and self-expression, including supervision of paid youth, volunteers, program design and implementation.


Alternatives For Girls

Risk Reduction Coordinator-National AIDS Fund Americorps volunteer, Safe Choices/New Choices Programs, 2003-2004

Evaluated commercial sex worker outreach program; trained volunteers, staff on HIV/STI education, risk reduction techniques, transtheoretical model-based interventions; outreach to commercial sex workers; development of outreach materials.


The Health Connexion

Program Coordinator, Sister 2 Sister Program, 2002-2004

Coordinated mentoring program for pregnant Black women at high-risk for delivering low-birth-weight infants; developed volunteer mentor component of program.


U-M Center for African and Afroamerican Studies

Outreach Worker, Pedagogy of Action-South Africa, 2002

Conducted HIV/AIDS “Train the Trainer” trainings to South African residents throughout South Africa.



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Fellowships and Awards
Institute for Research on Women and Gender Community of Scholars Summer Fellowship, 2010

National Institutes of Health/Center for Research on Ethnicity, Culture and Health Doctoral Scholar, 2009-2010

Rackham Graduate School Travel Grant, 2009

Honorable Mention, Research Advisor of the Year, UROP, 2007-2008

Rackham Merit Fellowship, Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan, 2007-2012

National Institutes of Health/Center for Research on Ethnicity, Culture and Health Masters’ Research Training Grant, University of Michigan, 2006-2007

Ruth Mott Community Scholarship, Ruth Mott Foundation, 2006-2007

SPH Dean’s Award, U-M School of Public Health, 2004-2005



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Professional Memberships
Member, American Public Health Association

Member, National Council on Family Relations


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