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Jennifer Tiffany

Phone: 607-255-1942
Location: Beebe Hall

Director of Outreach & Community Engagement,  BCTR
Director,  HIV Risk Reduction Research and Education Projects

Jennifer Tiffany is Director of Outreach and Community Engagement and Director of the HIV Risk Reduction and Education Projects for the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research. She also serves as the Associate Director for Outreach and Extension for the College of Human Ecology. Tiffany received her Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from Cornell University in 2004. She joined CHE in 1989 to direct the HIV/AIDS Education Project and is the lead author of the Talking with Kids about HIV/AIDS parent education curriculum. She is an interdisciplinary social scientist and educator whose work focuses on youth participation and community-based HIV/AIDS education, with a particular focus on intergenerational communication. Her HIV/AIDS related research includes a study funded by the National Institutes of Health to examine the relationships among social connectedness, highly engaged program participation, and HIV risk reduction among 13-17 year olds in New York City. Her research and outreach efforts both build upon participatory action research and community-based participatory research methods as well as participatory approaches to planning, program and resource materials design, and evaluation. Tiffany has designed, evaluated and implemented a variety of programs and is the author and co-author of numerous journal articles, book chapters and extension publications and materials.