Anna Pruitt

Anna Smith Pruitt, MA is a community researcher and doctoral candidate in the Community & Cultural Psychology program at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Taking a mixed-methods, ecological approach, her research attempts to quantify and explain the ways in which individual and contextual factors interact to impact community and individual health and quality of life. Ultimately, she aims to produce applied research that promotes individual and community wellbeing over harmful ideologies and practices.

Education

  • Ph.D. anticipated 2019

    Community and Cultural Psychology

    University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

  • M.A. 2016

    Community & Cultural Psychology

    University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

  • M.A. 2012

    English Language & Literature

    University of South Carolina

  • Graduate Certificate 2012

    Women's & Gender Studies

    University of South Carolina

  • B.A. 2008

    English & Experimental Psychology

    University of South Carolina

Positions

  • Present2016

    Lab Manager

    Ecological Determinants Lab, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

  • Present2018

    Research Assistant

    Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion Evaluation, Honolulu H.I.

  • Present2017

    Research Assistant

    Treatment as Prevention HIV Case Management, Honolulu, H.I.

  • Present2014

    Project Manager

    Housing First Program Evaluation, Honolulu, H.I.

  • 20142011

    Program Coordinator

    Women's Well-being Initiative, University of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C.

  • 20142011

    Research Assistant

    Katrina Projects, University of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C.

Awards

  • Apr. 2018
    University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Department of Psychology Merit Award for Research and Service
  • Jan. 2018
    University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Department of Psychology Gartley Award
  • Dec. 2017
    Society for Community Research and Action Mini-Grant Award
  • Nov. 2017
    University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Department of Psychology Achievement Scholarship for Spring 2018
  • Sept. 2017
    Hawai‘i-Pacific Evaluation Association Scholarship
  • May 2017
    Society for Community Research and Action Travel Award
  • May 2016
    University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Graduate Student Organization (GSO) Research Award
  • May 2015
    Society for Community Research & Action Travel Award

Conducting research that promotes lives over ideology.