Dr. Trenette Clark Goings is the Sandra Reeves Spears and John B. Turner Distinguished Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research focuses on identifying and preventing racial and ethnic health disparities, with a primary focus on studying the epidemiology, etiology, prevention, and consequences of substance use among adolescents and young adults of color.
Dr. Goings is currently the principal investigator of two research grants “Substance Use Trajectories and Health Outcomes of Monoracial and Biracial Blacks,” a 5-year research grant funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse and “Strengthening Capacity for Substance Abuse Prevention in a Low Income, Rural, Racially/Ethnically Diverse Community,” a 5-year grant funded by the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention.
Her research has been published in more than 50 peer-reviewed journals, including in high-impact factor journals, such as Drug & Alcohol Dependence, Addiction, Addictive Behaviors, and Health Psychology.
Dr. Goings is the recipient of the 2015 Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) Deborah K. Padgett Early Career Achievement Award.