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Francisca Angulo-Olaiz, PhD, Research Scientist and Ford Foundation Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Francisca Angulo-Olaiz is a Research Scientist and Ford Foundation Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at PHI's Center for Research on Adolescent Health and Development. Angulo-Olaiz is currently coordinating qualitative data collection and classroom observations for a randomized trial of the Planned Parenthood Los Angeles Sexuality Education Initiative. Her post-doctoral research project involves the analysis of students' anonymous questions about sex and relationships.

Angulo-Olaiz's prior research has included studying the construction of sexuality among Latino youth, with the goal of informing HIV prevention education, and understanding how sexuality influences low-income Latinas in deciding to obtain pap smears.

She has worked with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to package and deliver trainings, and to disseminate an evidence-based HIV prevention program for urban, minority youth nationally. As a master trainer she has created training of facilitators and training of trainer manuals, and has adapted an HIV prevention program for sexuality education providers, youth living in and around Native American reservations, churches, mental health agencies, and schools. Other experience includes working as an HIV/AIDS prevention coordinator creating population specific educational materials and workshops, and working with Latino and African American low-income communities in Los Angeles to address HIV and obesity with the use of community advisory boards. She has a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from the University of California, Los Angeles.