Dr Annjanette Alejano-SteeleWomen's Studies
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1033 Ninth Street Park
Personal Biography Statement
Dr. AnnJanette Alejano-Steele is a full professor in the departments of psychology and women's studies at Metropolitan State College of Denver. She was the former director for the Institute for Women’s Studies and Services between 2006 and 2009, and has been at Metro State since 1996. Her educational background includes a Ph.D. in developmental psychology from Michigan State University and NIH-supported postdoctoral work in psychology and medicine from the University of California, San Francisco. Her health psychology expertise has focused on local and global multicultural issues, including reproductive health access for low-income populations, and comprehensive health services for victims of human trafficking.
Dr. Alejano-Steele serves on the steering committee of the victim services-focused Colorado Network to End Human Trafficking, and also serves on a key investigative taskforce led by the State of Colorado Division of Criminal Justice. Her decades of academic experience supported her role as a law enforcement trainer for the Colorado Regional Community Policing Institute, supported by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice. She also serves on a national working group focusing on trauma-informed care for the Office of Women’s Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Dr. Alejano-Steele is currently coordinating a national project on promising practices in human trafficking, named the Colorado Project to Comprehensively Combat Human Trafficking. Details of this project can be found at www.coloradoproject.combathumantrafficking.org.
Information for the Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking can be found at www.combathumantrafficking.org. Featured as one of the faculty in the Chronicle Campaign, please see www.mscd.edu/metrostatesuccess/annjanette.
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