Michele A Rountree
Michele A. Rountree, Ph.D, is an associate professor at the Steve Hicks School of Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin and the associate director of the Institute for Urban Policy and Research Analysis (IUPRA). She has created an interconnected body of research, teaching, leadership, and service that focuses on health promotion, health prevention, and health equity. The focus of her research is on the health and wellness of marginalized communities, particularly of Black women, at the nexus of experiences related to co-occurring and the independent complexities of disparities including maternal mortality and morbidity, substance use, intimate partner violence (IPV), and HIV/AIDS health outcomes. Rountree seeks to address and redress health disparities by developing and testing prevention interventions, understand and impact those structural determinants that contribute to health and mental health outcomes. The research she conducts is contextually and culturally centered. She often employs a community-based participatory (CBPR) research approach to ensure the translation of research findings to practice and policy.