Francesca Bates, MA - Research Assistant

Francesca Bates, MA received her Master's degree in General Psychology from New York University's Graduate School of Arts and Science.  Ms. Bates served as Assistant Project Director and Project Coordinator for Project 18 and is currently a Research Assistant and Phlebotomy Technician at CHIBPS.  Prior to joining CHIBPS, Ms. Bates completed a three-year commitment to the New York City Teaching Fellows as a high school science and special education teacher and literacy specialist.  Her research interests include HIV transmission and prevention, LGBT mental health, psychosocial interventions for sexually transmitted infections, substance abuse, and adolescent vulnerability and resilience.