Eileen Pitpitan, Ph.D.

Ph.D., 2011, University of Connecticut
First Position: Postdoctoral Researcher at the Center for Health, Intervention and Prevention, University of Connecticut

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of California at San Diego

Research Interests: Disadvantaged and stigmatized populations, substance abuse, mental health, violence, gender norms, stigma
Comment about Social Program: “I am very proud of the training I received in the social psych program at UConn. The program, my mentors, and teachers at UConn gave me the skills of a behavioral scientist and methodologist that I always apply in my research, publications, and grant applications.”
Representative Publications:

Pratto, F. & Pitpitan, E.V. (2008). Ethnocentrism and sexism: How stereotypes legitimize six types of power. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 2, 2159-2176.

 

Pitpitan, E.V., Kalichman, S.C., Eaton, L.A., Cain, D., Sikkema, K.J., Skinner, D., Watt, M.H., & Pieterse, D. (2012). AIDS-related stigma, HIV testing, and transmission risk among patrons of informal drinking places in Cape Town, South Africa. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 43, 362-371. PMCID: 3565536

 

Pitpitan, E.V., Kalichman, S.C., Eaton, L.A., Cain, D., Sikkema, K.J., Skinner, D., Watt, M.H., & Pieterse, D. (2012). Gender-based violence, alcohol use, and sexual risk among female patrons of informal drinking places in Cape Town, South Africa. Journal of Behavioral Medicine (epub: 2012 Apr 19)

 

Pitpitan, E.V., Kalichman, S.C., Eaton, L.A., Sikkema, K.J., Watt, M.H., & Skinner, D. (2012). Gender-based violence and HIV sexual risk behavior: Alcohol use and mental health problems as mediators among women in drinking venues in Cape Town, South Africa. Social Science and Medicine, 75, 1417-1425. PMCID: 3425436

 

Pitpitan, E.V., Kalichman, S.C., Cain, D., Eaton, L.A., Carey, K.B., Carey, M.P., Harel, O., Simbayi, L.C., Mehlomakhulu, V., & Mwaba, K. (2012). Condom negotiation, HIV testing, and HIV risks among women from alcohol serving venues in Cape Town, South Africa. PLoS ONE, 7: e45631 (epub: 2012 Oct 2)

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