Welcome Students & Scholars to the Official Website for OUPRC

The 2018 conference will be held on Saturday, April 28 at Ohio Dominican University,

co-hosted by Cuyahoga Community College (Western Campus)

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The Ohio Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference Consortium is a system of institutions that vigorously encourage and support social science research by undergraduate students. Initiated by John Carroll University in 1987 by Dr. Janet Larsen, OUPRC provides students who are interested in graduate level study, or who are interested in careers in research settings, with the opportunity to present their work to a supportive and constructively critical group of faculty and students.


The conference, a “safe haven” for scholars-in-training to share their research, allows all students who submit to present and is traditionally held in mid-April, just before the Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA) conference and provides excellent practice for students continuing on to MPA.  OUPRC Host sites are selected on a rotating basis from member institutions.

M.P.A. will begin Thursday, April 12, 2018.  The 32nd annual OUPRC will be held at Ohio Dominican University on Saturday, April 28, 2018. 

                       Keynote Title: Advancing HIV Research to Address Health Disparities

 Keynote Speaker: Jennifer L. Brown, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine


Dr. Jennifer Brown is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She completed her undergraduate training in Psychology at Ohio Dominican University. Dr. Brown received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Syracuse University and completed her clinical psychology internship at the Medical College of Georgia where she received specialty training in the provision of psychological services for individuals living with HIV.  Dr. Brown was a NIH-funded post-doctoral fellow at Emory University in the Rollins School of Public Health and an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Texas Tech University before beginning her current position at the University of Cincinnati. Her research focuses on the development and evaluation of interventions to prevent HIV/AIDS and promote psychosocial adaptation among HIV-infected individuals, with a particular emphasis in addressing HIV-related health disparities in minority communities. Her research has been funded by NIH, CDC, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the American Psychological Association, among others.  Current research funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is examining cultural factors that influence South African adolescents’ use of contraceptive and HIV prevention strategies. Her research is also examining the intersection of substance use and HIV risk; for example, NIDA-funded research is studying the extent to which participation in substance use treatment impacts HIV risk behavior engagement. Her research has resulted in over 60 manuscripts that are either published or in press with more than 100 national or international conference presentations. She serves as a Section Editor for Current HIV/AIDS Reports and an ad-hoc reviewer for more than 30 journals.  Dr. Brown is a licensed clinical psychologist and provides psychological services to individuals with substance use disorders at the University of Cincinnati Health Addiction Sciences Clinic.