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Laurenia Mangum, PhD, MPH, LMSW

Assistant Professor

Pronouns: She/Her


Building & Room:

4038 ETMSW

Office Phone:

(312) 996-0042


Laurenia's clinical experiences have centered on promoting optimal health outcomes for underserved minority populations in child welfare, maternal-child health, community health, and community development. Laurenia's research interests focus on sexual health/reproductive health inequities among Black women, including biomedical and behavioral HIV prevention interventions such as PrEP use among young Black women and optimal ART treatment adherence among Black mothers living with HIV.

Professional Interests:

Sexual/reproductive health inequities among Black women
Biomedical/behavioral HIV prevention interventions
Gender and racial disparities in HIV care continuum outcomes
Maternal well-being and family well-being
Social networks

Teaching Experience:
SocW 420- Social Welfare and Social Policy I
Intro to Global Health
HBSE: Health and Mental Health
Generalist Social Work Research

Selected Publications


Whitfield, D.L., Chung, A., Mangum, L., Stoner, J., Steele, S., Oct, J. (2023). Getting to Zero in Allegheny County: Implementation of a Collective Impact Model to Achieve Ending the HIV Epidemic Objectives, Sexually Transmitted Diseases.

Mangum, L., Craddock, J., & Whitfield, D. (2021). Associations in Preventive Sexual Health Service Utilization and PrEP Interest among Young Black Women in the United States, 2018. AIDSCare 33(4).

Craddock, J., Mangum, L., Aidoo-Frimpong, G., Whitfield, D.L. (2021). The Association of HIV Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) interest and Sexual Risk Behaviors among Young Black Women. AIDS Patient Care and STDs 35(7), 263-270.

Fussell-Ware, D.J., Ballentine, K.L., Flores, A.T., Ashcraft, L.E., Mangum, L., MacKenzie, K.T, Thyberg, C.T., Ballard, A.J., & Omowale, S.S. (2022). Using the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research to promote anti-racism in social work higher education. Advances in Social Work

Editorial Reviews
AIDS Patient Care and STDs
American Journal of Prevention Medicine
Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine
Social Work in Public Health


BSW, Virginia Commonwealth University
MSW, Virginia Commonwealth University
MPH, University of Pittsburgh
PhD, University of Pittsburgh

Professional Memberships

American Public Health Association
Council on Social Work Education
International Association of Providers of AIDS Care
National Association of Black Social Workers
National Peace Corps Association
Society for Social Work Research