Culturally sensitive practice with youth and young adults
Culturally informed decision making to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in health, education, and criminal justice outcomes
Advocacy to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in health, education, and criminal justice outcomes
Tracee Perryman’s primary area of research is culturally sensitive practice with youth and young adults. Perryman’s research trajectory involves examining how culturally adapted practices impact behavioral outcomes; translating cultural interventions into existing prevention programs; and informed decision-making on issues disproportionately impacting diverse groups. Her dissertation is titled: “Examining the Associations between Racial Socialization and Violence Initiation: Implications for Urban, Black Young Adults.” To date, Perryman has secured over $2.1 million in grants and contracts from governmental, educational and non-profit institutions, as well as private foundations to support the reduction of educational, employment, child welfare and criminal justice disparities among vulnerable groups. In 2010, Perryman was awarded The Ohio State University Graduate Enrichment Fellowship. Perryman has taught the following courses: Lifespan Development, Minority Perspectives, and Social Work Practice with Diverse Groups. Perryman brings years of experience in non-profit management, services to vulnerable youth and families, and community engagement. She participates in leadership groups in the following areas: regional cradle to career planning initiatives; community schools; criminal justice reform; re-entry; and grassroots efforts to reduce racial disparities.