Substance Use Prevention Specialist
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Reonda Washington is a Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist at the University of Wisconsin Madison. Her work involves helping students make healthy choices around alcohol, researching the UW–Madison alcohol culture, collaborating with campus partners to build capacity, implementing alcohol prevention programs, and data analysis. Reonda has been a member of the UHS Healthy Campus staff since July 2013. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Education and Promotion from East Carolina University, a Master of Public Health in Health Promotion, Education and Behavior from the University of South Carolina–Columbia., and is a Certified Health Education Specialist. Some of the research and outreach work that she is currently doing is examining the role drinking plays in connectedness, belonging and flourishing on her campus, how alcohol impacts communities of color and international students, secondhand impacts of alcohol, reasons students go to detox, working with Fraternity and Sorority Life, and collaborating with housing and UWPD on a program for high-risk students.