Erika Collazo-Vargas, a member of James Madison University’s Department of Health Sciences, will speak on “Is This Us? How to Recognize the Signs of Unhealthy Relationships and What to Do About Them” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, in the Boitnott Room at Bridgewater College.
Collazo-Vargas will focus on creating and maintaining healthy relationship habits throughout the lifespan, strategies for improving communication and tools for recognizing when it is time to end the relationship.
Collazo-Vargas, an assistant professor of health sciences at JMU, teaches undergraduate health science courses and volunteers as a Safe Zone coordinator. Collazo-Vargas’ research focuses on sexual health and minority populations.
Collazo-Vargas earned a B.A. in pre-law from the University of Puerto Rico, an M.P.H. from the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus and a Ph.D. in health behavior from Indiana University Bloomington.
The program is free and open to the public.