Destiny Q. Ramjohn, Ph.D. is a medical sociologist, program evaluator, and qualitative researcher whose work addresses the psychosocial issues confronting socially vulnerable populations with chronic illnesses, especially HIV/AIDS. The role of gender, sexuality, and race/ethnicity in shaping the illness experience constitutes a primary focus of her qualitative dissertation study, which examined self-identity development among HIV-positive adolescents in New York City. Dr. Ramjohn’s dissertation examined the ways in which socio-contextual factors shape HIV-risk, providing a new perspective on identity formation among Black and Latino youth living with HIV.
Destiny also has an insatiable appetite for traveling, and prides herself on having seen 4 of the World’s Wonders. Ramjohn has a personal goal to see 7 World Wonders by 2016. If you’re looking for her this year you can probably find her at The Great Wall of China or Chichen Itza. Stay traveling, My Friends!