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Tuesday, July 13 • 6:20pm - 6:40pm
A Multiplayer Dating Game to Empower Black Teen Girls

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Can we harness the dating sim genre to convey sexual health information to a vulnerable population? Black girls are 2x more likely than White girls to be diagnosed with an STI, which are associated with a 5x increase in HIV risk. Research suggests inadequate knowledge contributes to high HIV rates among Black women. This session covers the development of a culturally-tailored multiplayer dating sim that empowers Black girls to talk about HIV/STI testing and condoms.

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Veronica Weser

Associate Research Scientist, play4REAL XR Lab
Veronica received her PhD in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Virginia in 2018 where she specialized in leveraging video game technology to investigate human perception. She spent her graduate career honing her presenting skills and won numerous awards for her ability to... Read More →

Tuesday July 13, 2021 6:20pm - 6:40pm EDT