Sloane Bickerstaff is a vibrant and passionate public health professional with nearly 10 years’ experience in the research field in the following areas of focus: adolescent sexual health, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, behavioral science, and quantitative and qualitative data collection. Mrs. Bickerstaff holds a Master of Public Health with an emphasis on Behavioral Science from The University of Alabama at Birmingham, and a Bachelor of Science in Public Health Promotion with a minor in Sociology from Purdue University.In her role as Health Communication Specialist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Ms. Bowman has served on the Health Equity workgroup within the Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, and served as the point of contact for monitoring activities among Black/African-American communities. Mrs. Bickerstaff has also served as a Senior Health Communication Specialist/Project Manager over a national sexual health communication campaign with the CDC Foundation, and as a consultant with JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. – John Snow, Inc. (JSI, Inc.). In her role at JSI she was the primary point of contact for Technical Assistance to CDC- funded grantees, including Community Based Organizations and Health Departments involving the collection and reporting of The National HIV Prevention Program Monitoring & Evaluation data. Ms. Bowman also has extensive experience creating comprehensive, medically accurate, and age appropriate sex education curricula for adolescents and adults. Mrs. Bickerstaff previously worked with both the St. Louis City Public Schools and Birmingham City Public Schools to develop a comprehensive sex education program in their middle and high schools. Mrs. Bickerstaff has extensive experience delivering Evidence Based Interventions and other trainings focused on abstinence, HIV/STI prevention, healthy relationships, contraception options, media literacy, and sexual assault. She has also managed social media outlets for Planned Parenthood and created marketing materials to engage adolescents in making informed about their sexual health.
Mrs. Bickerstaff has completed two fellowships through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Johns Hopkins Infectious Disease Program, in which she has concluded extensive literature reviews and data collection using statistical programs SAS, JMP, and SPSS. She has experience testified in front of a Missouri Senate Panel on the importance of Comprehensive Sex Education in schools and presenting her research at major conferences, including, but not limited to, the CDC and the Society of Adolescent Medicine. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and a member of the American Public Health Association.