Michelle Kaufman, Ph.D.

B.A., 2009, Psychology, Millersville University of Pennsylvania

M.A., 2006, Social Psychology, University of Connecticut

Ph.D., 2009, Social Psychology, University of Connecticut

First Position: Public Health Research Analyst at RTI International

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Health, Behavior & Society, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Research Interests: Gender, sexuality, health disparities, LGBT health, women’s health, youth mentoring
Comment about Social Program: The strong theoretical and mixed methods training I received as a student in the UConn Social Psych program has been a huge asset for me as I have pursued a research career in public health.  I had so many skills coming out of the PhD program that many of my current colleagues needed to learn over many years following their own doctoral programs in other disciplines! I felt very well prepared to be an independent mixed methods, interdisciplinary researcher as a UConn graduate.
Representative Publications:

Kaufman, M. R., Harman, J. J., Smelyanskaya, M., Orkis, J., & Ainslie, R. (in press). “Love me, parents!”: impact of a national social and behavioral change communication campaign on maternal health outcomes in Tanzania. BMC Pregnancy & Childbirth.

Sabri, B., Budhathoki, C., Alhusen, J., Kaufman, M. R., Decker, M., & Campbell, J. (in press). Unwanted sexual acts among university students: Correlates of victimization and perpetration. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Carrasco, M. A., Nguyen, T. Q., & Kaufman, M. R. (epub ahead of print). Low uptake of voluntary medical male circumcision among high risk men in Malawi. AIDS & Behavior. doi: 10.1007/s10461-016-1633-1

Trott, C. D., Harman, J. J., & Kaufman, M. R. (epub ahead of print). Women’s attitudes towards intimate partner violence in Ethiopia: The role of social norms in the interview context. Violence Against Women. doi:10.1177/1077801216654018

Kaufman, M. R., Dam, K. H., Van Lith, L. M., Hatzold, K., Mavhu, W., Kahabuka, C., …Tobin, A. A. R. (2017). Voluntary medical male circumcision among adolescents: A missed opportunity for HIV behavioral interventions. AIDS, 31(Suppl 3): S233-S241. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000001484

Carrasco, M. A., & Kaufman, M. R. (2017). Correlates of condom use and procedure knowledge among men accessing voluntary medical male circumcision in Malawi. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 24(2): 305-311. doi:10.1007/s12529-016-9594-3

Kaufman, M. R., Gebretsadik, L. A., Mooney, A., Rieder, R., Limaye, R. J., Girma, E., …Sudhakar, M. N. (2017). The differential effects of an opt-out HIV testing policy for pregnant women in Ethiopia when accounting for stigma: Secondary analysis of DHS data. Prevention Science, 18(2): 245-252.doi:10.1007/s11121-016-0740-6

Kaufman, M.R., Harman, J.J., Menger, L., & Shrestha, D.K. (2016). Understanding the experiences and needs of female commercial sex workers in Kathmandu, Nepal. Health Care for Women International, 37(8): 872-88.

Kaufman, M. R., Smelyanskaya, M., Van Lith, L. M., Mallalieu, E. C., Waxman, A., et al.Hatzhold, J….Tobian, A. A. R. (2016). Adolescent sexual and reproductive health services and implications for the provision of voluntary medical male circumcision: Results of a systematic literature review. PLoS ONE, 11(3): e0149892. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0149892

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