Former Postbaccalaureate Fellow, Technology and Translational Research Unit
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251 Bayview Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21224
Kenna Yadeta received her Master’s in Public Health from Drexel University in 2020 after graduating with her B.S. in Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience form Villanova University in 2018. Throughout her undergraduate and graduate career, she has been a part of and contributed to a variety of research across a range of topics including obesity, intersectionality, black women’s health, emotional well-being, and harmful traditional practices. Kenna’s research interests include promoting mental and emotional health, eliminating the cycle of trauma and violence, and healing practices. Kenna is also interested in the psychological aspect of addiction and developing targeted and evidence-based treatment plans for substance users that are sustainable. Alongside Dr. Curtis and her lab, Kenna is looking at data on two projects involving social media language analysis used to predict substance use relapse and newly collected COVID-19 data. Kenna plans to pursue a PhD in psychology and build a career around promoting, protecting, and preserving the mental health of underserved communities.