Using both qualitative and quantitative approaches to her research, Dr. Secor-Turner explores ways to improve adolescent health through reducing risk and building protection in the lives of youth. In particular, her work focuses on how social context shapes adolescent sexual health, access to youth-friendly health services, and global health.

Public Health, Nursing
PhD, University of Minnesota, Nursing, 2008
community or outreach programs behavioral or social studies qualitative methods (social sciences) community ecology adolescent psychology adolescent sexual behavior community services sociology of the family adolescent health child or adolescent mental health community health public health

Emerging Leader Award, Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota

Honorary Fellow, Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine

Sanford Health,Center for Health Outcomes and Prevention Research, Adjunct Faculty Member
University of Minnesota, Departments of Nursing and Pediatrics, Project Director / Research Associate
Midwest Nursing Research Society
North Dakota Center for Nursing
Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine
Sanford Women's Comprehensive Health Clinic Community Advisory Board
Planned Parenthood North Dakota Advisory Committee
For the Good, Program Director (nonprofit org dedicated to improving girls' access to education in rural Kenya)