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 earned 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. She has also completed training in implementation science through the competitive NIH TIDIRH program.

Dr Pellowski is interested in implementation of interventions, treatments, and technologies to improve women's health across the lifespan. Much of her recent 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. She conducts research domestically and internationally, largely in South Africa. Broadly she has interests in maternal and child health, infectious diseases (HIV), and non-communicable diseases. 

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. Additionally, she is dedicated to capacity-building and training South African researchers.

Brown Affiliations

Research Areas

On the Web