Don Operario, Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences, School of Public Health, Brown University
This research presentation will review the epidemiology and context contributing to HIV transmission among transgender women (transwomen), and will describe pilot findings as well as the study design for a randomized controlled trial to test a couples-focused HIV prevention program for transwomen and their partners.
Ridhi Kashyap, Associate Professor of Social Demography, Nuffield College, University of Oxford
University of Oxford demographer Ridhi Kashyap will present findings on how the proliferation of mobile phones can empower women in Sub-Saharan Africa and potentially contribute to the fight for gender equality.
Sonia Rupcic, PSTC Postdoctoral Fellow, Brown University
PSTC Postdoctoral Fellow Sonia Rupcic will introduce a paper that draws on 22 months of ethnographic fieldwork in South Africa and asks crucial questions about data collection and research on gendered violence.
Angela Bengtson, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Brown University
Dr. Bengtson will discuss her work on the intersection of HIV, obesity, and perinatal health and discuss preliminary findings from a pilot study among HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected women in South Africa.