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Jennifer S. Hirsch

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Title Associate Professor
Department Sociomedical Science
Email jsh2124@columbia.edu
Phone +1 212 305 1185
Address 722 W 168 St, 5th floor
Department of Sociomedical Sciences
New York NY 10032
United States

Associate Professor of Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health. Co-Director, Interdisciplinary Research Methods Core Co-Director, HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies. Dr. Jennifer Hirsch's research focuses on gender, sexuality, and reproductive health, U.S.-Mexico migration and migrant health, the applications of anthropological theory and methods to public health research and programs, and faith-based approaches to public health. Her published work has appeared in journals such as American Journal of Public Health and Culture Health and Sexuality, and in 2002, the University of California Press published her landmark study, A Courtship After Marriage: Sexuality and Love in Mexican Transnational Families, exploring changing ideas and practices of love, sexuality and marriage among Mexicans in the U.S. and in Mexico. Her major current project is an NIH-funded comparative ethnographic study that explores the factors that put married women at risk for HIV infection in five countries; Mexico, Nigeria, Uganda, Vietnam, and Papua-New Guinea.