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Ph.D. Student Profile

 

Giselle M. Balfour

Giselle Balfour

MPH, Capella University, 2013
MSW, University of Georgia, 2010
BS, Sociology, University of the West Indies, 2006

Giselle Balfour was born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago and migrated to the U.S. in 2008 to attend the University of Georgia School of Social Work MSW program. After graduating, Balfour moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where she worked with the Department of Family and Children Services, Fulton County, as a social services supervisor.  Building on her previous professional experience as a health program administrator, she pursued and completed her Master's in Public Health as a part–time online student at Capella University. Both fields directly impact Balfour’s current research interests, which include sexual abuse and exploitation of children, child welfare and HIV/AIDS. In 2016, Balfour received the Southern Regional Education Board's Doctoral Scholars Program Award.  Her goal is to become a professor to help prepare future social workers for the reality of working in this field.

CV available on request; email sswphd@uga.edu