The Sci-Files – 4/05/2020 – Funmi Ayeni – Community Interventions for Sexual Assault

Chelsie Boodoo and Daniel Puentes

On this week’s The Sci-Files, your hosts Chelsie and Danny interview Funmi Ayeni.

Funmi is a doctoral student in Ecological/Community Psychology at Michigan State University. Her areas of research expertise include mixed-methods evaluations of community interventions for survivors of sexual and gender-based violence, improving the community response to sexual and gender-based violence, evaluating victim service programs, and policy development. She is currently working on her Thesis study to examine the benefits of a culturally specific brief intervention for African American survivors of sexual assault.

In addition to being a graduate student, Funmi Ayeni is:

  • Evaluation Specialist with the Michigan Victim Advocacy Network (MiVAN);
  • Statewide Coordinator for the Domestic Violence Fatality Review Teams (DVFRTs) with the Division of Victim Services, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services;
  • Team lead for the Research, Monitoring & Evaluation, and Learning Department at STER Initiative, and Independent Research Consultant.

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