Abigail D. Harrison Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research)

Abigail Harrison is Assistant Professor (Research) in the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Brown School of Public Health. 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. At Brown, Harrison is affiliated with the International Health Institute and the Population Studies and Training Center, and has served as Co-Convenor for the BIARI Global Health and HIV/AIDS Institute. Harrison's research addresses young women, HIV/AIDS and reproductive health in sub-Saharan Africa, with specific attention to the social dynamics of adolescent risk and women's reproductive decision-making.  She conducts integrated social science research using ethnographic, qualitative  and community survey data. Harrison is co-investigator on the Partnership for the Next Generation of HIV Social Scientists in South Africa, a five year NICHD-funded collaboration with the University of Cape Town.

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