Doug Kirby Adolescent Sexual Health Grant
To honor, Dr. Douglas Kirby, an internationally renowned authority on adolescent sexual health through his research on the impact of school and community-based programs designed to reduce sexual risk behavior among youth, RCAP established the Doug Kirby Adolescent Sexual Health Research Grant. This grant is designed to support doctoral student research related to sexual health of adolescents and young adults. As an endowed grant, these grants will be awarded annually for in-perpetuity, beginning in the 2014-2015 school year, to encourage and support research by emerging investigators from a wide range of disciplines. Dr. Kirby was a senior research scientist at ETR Associates in Scotts Valley, California, when he died suddenly on December 22, 2012, at age 69 while mountain climbing in Ecuador. Dr. Kirby authored over 100 scientific articles, chapters and monographs, including the widely praised Emerging Answers 2007: Research Findings on Programs to Reduce Teen Pregnancy and Sexually Transmitted Diseases. With colleagues from ETR Associates, Doug also authored Promoting Sexual Health: A Curriculum to Reduce Unintended Pregnancy, Prevent Sexually Transmitted Infection, and Improve Sexual Experience (2011) and Reducing Adolescent Sexual Risk: A Theoretical Guide for Developing and Adapting Curriculum-Based Programs (2011). With other contributors Dr. Kirby authored International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education: An Evidence-based Approach for Schools, Teachers and Health Educators. Volume 1: The Rationale for Sexuality Education (UNESCO, UNAIDS, UNFPA, UNICEF, WHO, 2009), which is now available English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Spanish, and Russian languages.