Courtnae Alves currently attends Stony Brook University as an undergraduate student majoring in Health Science with a concentration in Public Health. Her enthusiasm for promoting health education amongst her peers is demonstrated through facilitating training which deals with alcohol and other drugs, sexual and relationship violence in collaboration with Stony Brooks Center For Prevention and Outreach. Courtnae organized and presented an HIV awareness information session with a residential assistant to promote HIV awareness within the campus community. She has also collaborated with Hope Children's Fund and CSTEP to host a fundraiser on the Stony Brook campus for children affected by HIV.

Courtnae has completed several continuing education modules HIV in Adolescents and Young Adults, HIV in Racial and Ethnic Minority Populations, HIV in Sexual and Gender Minority Populations through The National HIV Curriculum. Furthermore, she has completed several Citi Program training including Responsible Conduct of Research in the Social and Behavioral Sciences and Conflict of Interest mini-course.
Courtnae's research interests include highlighting how African American women are affected by communicable diseases such as HIV/AIDs and other STDs and the role intersectionality plays in determining their prevalence and incidence rates.


Courtnae will primarily work on The Dreamer Girls Project through the SASH Lab, a study that seeks to develop an evidence-based HIV/STI and drug use prevention program for Black adolescent girls.