Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences


Dr. Guthrie (nee Morrow)  is currently Professor (Research Scholar) in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior and Senior Research Scientist at The Miriam Hospital's Centers for Behavioral & Preventive Medicine. She is the Director of the Qualitative Science & Methods Training Program. She also holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Behavioral & Social Sciences in the Brown School of Public Health. Dr. Guthrie received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Western Michigan University. She completed an NIAAA Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship at the Centers for Alcohol & Addiction Studies at Brown University. Her primary research interests focus on the behavioral prevention of unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, through the development of biomedical and behavioral prevention technologies, and the exploration of biophysical, behavioral, and social/contextual factors impacting prevention behaviors. Her current research predominantly explores user sensory perceptions and experiences (USPEs; known as "perceptibility") of anti-HIV/STI microbicides and other drug delivery devices and their role in product acceptability and adherence. In addition, she has developing interests in patient experience, quality of life, and palliative care.

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