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Trenette Goings

Sandra Reeves Spear and John B. Turner Distinguished Professor of Social Work

Trenette Goings

Contact

Tate-Turner-Kuralt

Suite 563-I

325 Pittsboro Street

Chapel Hill, NC 27599

ttclark@email.unc.edu

O: 919-843-2020

http://inspired.web.unc.edu

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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.

Degrees and Licenses

Ph.D.
MSW

Primary Program

Research, MSW Education

Certifications

LISW-CP

Research and Professional Interests

Health Disparities
Prevention Science
Substance Use Prevention
Adolescents
Emerging Adults

Principal Investigator

Strengthening Capacity for Substance Abuse Prevention in a Low Income, Rural, Racially/Ethnically Diverse Community.
Substance Use Trajectories and Health Outcomes of Monoracial and Biracial Blacks

Recent Publications

Alcohol use trajectories among biracial Black subgroups: Testing the intermediate substance use phenonmenon.

Trajectory classes of cannabis use and heavy drinking among rural African American adolescents: Multi-level predictors of class membership.

Trends in Binge Drinking and Alcohol Abstention among Adolescents in the US, 2002-2016.

Cigarette use trends in the United States among multiracial and other youth, 1994-2008.

Substance use among multiracial youth in the United States: Profiles of psychosocial risk and protection.

Presentations, Workshops and Media

Stress profiles among rural African American adolescents and emerging adults: Antecedents and longitudinal consequences.

Trends and mental health correlates of discrimination Among Latin American and Asian immigrants in the United States

Substance use among multiracial youth in the United States: Profiles of psychosocial risk and protection

A cohort-based examination of marijuana use and disapproval among American youth from early adolescence to young adulthood.

Courses

SOWO 510

Evidence-Based Practice and Program Evaluation