Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences


Jennifer Pellowski is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences and the International Health Institute at Brown University School of Public Health. She received her PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Connecticut in 2015 and then completed a two year post-doctoral fellowship in Child/Adolescent Biobehavioral HIV research at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital.

Her main area of research is focused on addressing health disparities among women, particularly during pregnancy and postpartum. Much of her work has focused on improving the lives of women living with, and at risk for, HIV infection through addressing psychosocial and contextual factors that impede engagement in health behaviors, domestically and internationally. She has interests in social and contextual determinants of health, sexual and reproductive health of women, and the development of behavioral interventions to improve health and well-being. 

Dr. Pellowski runs an active research lab titled Women's Health Interventions and Transitions (WHIT) Research Group, which is comprised of PhD, MPH, and undergraduate students. 

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