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Sayward Harrison

Title: Associate Professor
Department: Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone: 803-777-8907
Office: Barnwell College, 533
Sayward Harrison

Dr. Harrison is accepting students for the 2023 admissions cycle in the School Psychology Ph.D. Concentration


Dr. Sayward Harrison is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology. Dr. Harrison has a PhD in Health Psychology and a specialization in the field of Pediatric School Psychology. Her research focuses on improving the health and wellbeing of youth who are impacted by acute and chronic health conditions. Dr. Harrison's primary research interests include psychosocial and behavioral aspects of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). She is currently funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop a mobile Health (mHealth) intervention to improve engagement in care and medication adherence for youth living with HIV in the Southern United States. She is also funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to study adolescent vaccination, with the long-term goals of increasing vaccination coverage and reducing the impacts of preventable disease.

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