Jennifer Pellowski, Ph.D., 2014

B.A., Magna cum laude, 2011, Psychology, University of Connecticut

M.A., 2013, Social Psychology, University of Connecticut

Ph.D., 2015, Psychology, University of Connecticut

Assistant Professor of Behavior and Social Sciences, Brown University School of Public Health
Research Interests:
HIV/AIDS and sexual health; social and health disparities; geographical influences on health; telehealth and the use of technology for secondary prevention; medical adherence and access to care
Comment about the Social Program: “UCONN’s Social Psychology department has unique training experiences and faculty that allow its graduate students to gain experience in the application of social psychological theory to real-world problems and issues. I received incredible training and valuable marketable skills to advance both my research in health and my career.”


Pellowski, J. A., Barnett, W., Kuo, C. C., Koen, N., Zar, H. J.,  & Stein, D. J. (2017). Investigating tangible and mental resources as predictors of food insecurity during pregnancy among  women in a South African birth cohort study. Social Science & Medicine, 187, 76-84.


Tuthill, E. L., Pellowski, J. A., Young, S. L., & Butler, L. M. (2017). Perinatal depression among HIV-infected women in KwaZulu-Natal South Africa: Prenatal depression predicts lower rates of exclusive breastfeeding, AIDS and Behavior, 21, 6, 1691-1698.


Pellowski, J. A., Kalichman, S. C., Kalichman, M. O., & Cherry, C. (2016). Alcohol-antiretroviral therapy interactive toxicity beliefs and daily medication adherence and alcohol use among people living with HIV.  AIDS Care28(8), 963-970.


Pellowski, J. A., Kalichman, S. C., Cherry, S., Conway-Washington, C., Cherry, C., Grebler, T., & Krug, L. (2016). The Daily Relationship Between Aspects of Food Insecurity and Medication Adherence Among People Living with HIV with Recent Experiences of Hunger. Annals of Behavioral Medicine50(6), 844-853.


Pellowski, J. A., Kalichman, S. C., Matthews, K. A. & Adler, N. (2013). A Pandemic of the Poor: Social Disadvantage and the U.S. HIV Epidemic, American Psychologist,68(4): 197-209. doi: 10.1037/a0032694.

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