Dr. Shani Collins Woods is an Assistant Professor of Social Work at Austin Peay State University. Her research interests include community-engagement, health equity, and race and gender issues. As a Brown University Clinical and Community-Based HIV/AIDS Research Training (CCRT) fellow, she has received training and education in clinical, behavioral, and translational research. As a National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute—Obesity Health Disparities (OHD) Pride research scholar, she has received evidence-based, culturally- and environmentally-relevant research training focused on obesity prevention and treatment.
Dr. Collins Woods is the author of The SHE Devotional: 31 Daily Inspirations for a Woman’s Spirit, Health and Emotions and several other self-help titles that focus on spirituality, self-care, success, and health relationships. She earned a PhD and an MSW from the University of Alabama School of Social Work. She and her husband, Timothy, reside in Tennessee.