Abigail Harrison, PhD MPH

Abigail Harrison
Associate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research)
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Abigail Harrison is Associate Professor in the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Brown School of Public Health and Graduate Program Director for the MSc in Global Public Health. She conducts research on global HIV prevention, reproductive health and health disparities among adolescents and young women, with a primary focus on South Africa.  At Brown, Harrison's research is conducted with the International Health Institute and the Population Studies and Training Center.  Current research addresses women's reproductive decision-making, the health and social needs of adolescents living with HIV, and the development of HIV prevention interventions for adolescent girls and young women.  She conducts interdisciplinary social science research, emphasizing qualitative methods and community-based participatory approaches. Harrison is co-investigator on the Partnership for the Next Generation of HIV Social Science in South Africa, a five year NICHD-funded collaboration with the University of Cape Town.  She received her PhD in Epidemiology and Population Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, and has an MA/MPH in International Health and Social Change and Development from Johns Hopkins University.