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Kira Tran

Research Advisor & Communications Specialist, Office of Undergraduate Research
Department(s): Research and Economic Development
Office: CDC-01 , Room 111
Mail Code: 5016
Phone: 702-895-5349
Email: kira.tran@unlv.edu

Biography

Kira Tran earned a B.S. in public health in 2018 and is pursuing a Masters of Public Health at the UNLV School of Public Health with a concentration in social and behavioral health. Her research interests include health literacy and HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) knowledge, behaviors, attitudes, and intentions in Asian American (AA) and Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander(NHOPI). She has experience mentoring student researchers through two NIH-funded programs and brings her passion for increasing undergraduate student involvement in research to the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR). As the Research Advisor and Communications Specialist for OUR, Tran develops marketing campaigns for the office and provides research advising for all students. Outside of UNLV, you can find Kira in Red Rocks working on her latest bouldering project, exploring taco shops in Southern California, or at the park with her dog, Dewey.