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Oklahoma State University

Zachary Giano

Zachary Giano

Giano@okstate.edu

Areas of Interest

Risk-taking behavior, Resilience mechanisms, Educational attainment, Mental health outcomes

Populations of Interest

Adolescent sexual and racial/ethnic minorities

Bio

Dr. Giano is a post-doctoral fellow for the Center for Rural Health at Oklahoma State University-Center for Health Sciences.  Dr. Giano received his Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Science in 2018 from Oklahoma State University.  His publications have addressed the contextual risk and protective factors that contribute to risk-taking behaviors, educational attainment, and mental health outcomes among sexual and racial/ethnic minorities, particularly in adolescents.  Dr. Giano was also an Albert Schweitzer Fellow; a health-based fellowship which builds community service programs in the Tulsa-area.  His program, S.T.E.P. (Support and Tutoring Enrichment Program) worked with mothers and children living in transitional housing.