Alicia Streater, Ph.D.
Co-Program Director, Urban Health
Over the past 20 years, Dr. Streater has conducted behavioral research in medicine and health psychology. She was the first at Wayne State University to complete an applied field study in health psychology, which examined predictors of medication adherence and lifestyle changes for persons newly diagnosed with high blood pressure in the Detroit Metropolitan area. Dr. Streater also was the statistical analyst and a co-investigator on a five year RCT investigating the efficacy of a psychosocial intervention in reducing emotional distress in persons receiving radiation therapy. She recently finished work as co-principal investigator on a community-based project using social networking campaigns to increase HIV testing rates among high risk adolescent African American youth. In another recent project, she was co-investigator and statistical analyst on a feasibility study regarding use of a kiosk delivering health education to uninsured and under-insured adults in a primary care clinic. In addition to research, Dr. Streater served as the lead evaluator for three SAMHSA-funded community-based projects. She is currently an investigator and statistical analyst for a RCT study funded by Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Michigan comparing standard discharge instructions to an enhanced discharge protocol using a high blood pressure education curriculum delivered via a kiosk to persons with uncontrolled high blood pressure seen in the Emergency Department.
Dr. Streater received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Indiana University, and her Master's and Ph.D., both in Social Psychology, from Wayne State University.