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Assistant Professor
University at Buffalo


Noelle M. St.Vil, assistant professor, joined the UB School of Social Work faculty in 2015. She received her doctorate in social work and minor in women’s studies from Howard University. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship focused on violence in the family at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. Dr. St. Vil’s research focuses on Black male-female relationships, including intimate partner violence, monogamous and non-monogamous relationships, and other dating and marital issues. Additionally, she has worked as the project coordinator on several grant-funded projects pertaining to violence against women and healthy relationships. Dr. St.Vil’s current research explores consensual non-monogamy as a possible intervention to address the HIV epidemic among African Americans. Previous research endeavors include investigating the relationships between the social networks of Black married couples and marital satisfaction; comparison analysis of intimate partner violence among Black women in Baltimore and the U.S. Virgin Islands; reproductive coercion and safe sex; and an exploration of long-term marriage among African American, African Caribbean immigrant and African immigrant couples.