Executive Leadership & Expert Bios
Taleria R. Fuller, PhD
Areas of Expertise
- Teen Pregnancy
Health Scientist, Division of Reproductive Health, NCCDPHP
Taleria R. Fuller, PhD serves as a Health Scientist with the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Reproductive Health, Adolescent Reproductive Health Team (ARH). She is a Project Officer responsible for managing grantees as part of the Teenage Pregnancy Prevention (TPP): Integrating Services, Programs, and Strategies through Communitywide Initiatives cooperative agreement. The TPP Initiative is designed to reduce teenage pregnancy and address disparities in teen pregnancy and birth rates among youth aged 15–19. The project focuses on reaching African American and Latino/Hispanic youth who experience disproportionate rates of pregnancy and births. In addition, Dr. Fuller serves as lead for the Adaptation Guidance for Reproductive Health Programs project and the ARH Equity Workgroup.
Dr. Fuller began her career at CDC as a HIV Prevention in Communities of Color Fellow in the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Capacity Building Branch. She provided scientific expertise, leadership, and technical assistance for the CDC-funded Diffusion of Effective Behavioral Intervention (DEBI) project, where she focused on prevention interventions targeting women and adolescents.
Dr. Fuller earned a Ph.D. in Medical Sociology from Wayne State University, a M.A. in Sociology from Wayne State University, and a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.
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