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BiographyShakira Jarvis

Shakira Jarvis, MPH is the Director of the Interpersonal Violence Prevention Program (IVPP) at Howard University. IVPP supports the quality of life of the Howard University community by providing support, advocacy and education that enhance knowledge and promote behavior change related to interpersonal violence prevention on campus. Shakira also supports the Universities Behavioral Intervention Team, a team that surveils and coordinates supportive mediation measures for students at risk or of concern.

She has spent the last 10+ years in higher education student affairs, including experiences in residential life, student life, and University Counseling before her current work in Interpersonal violence prevention.

She is passionate about college and University Health, especially at MSI’s such as Howard University as these institutions represent the most consistent pipeline of diverse minority researchers, providers, and social change agents.

She is an alumnus of Howard University’s College of Arts and Sciences (B.S. ’14) and holds a Master’s in Public Health in Community Oriented Primary- Care from the George Washington University. ¬†She is currently at the George Washington University pursuing doctoral studies in public health.