Katherine Andrinopoulos    

Katherine Andrinopoulos, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Global Health Systems and Development
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
1440 Canal Street, Suite 2200, Room 38
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 988-4510
Fax: (504) 988-3653





Research Interests:

Applied intervention research, social and behavioral determinants of health, HIV/AIDS/STI, adolescents, incarcerated populations, human rights

Professional Achievements:

  • 2008-present, Member, American Sociological Association
  • 2008-present, Occasional reviewer, Social Science and Medicine
  • 2007, Award for Recognition of Service, Department of Correctional Services, Jamaica
  • 2005 – 2006, US Fulbright Scholar
  • 2004, Janice Eddy Mickey Scholar for Health and Human Rights, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • 2003 Delta Omega Honor Society (alpha chapter), Honorary Society in Public Health
  • 1999 James P. Dixon Award for Excellence, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Educational Background:

  • BSPH, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • MHS, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Selected Publications:

Clum GA, Czaplicki L, Andrinopoulos K, Muessig K, Hamvas L, Ellen JM; Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions. Strategies and outcomes of HIV status disclosure in HIV-positive young women with abuse histories. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2013 Mar;27(3):191-200.

Andrinopoulos, K.  Clum, G.  Murphy, D.  Harper, G.  Perez, L.  Xu, J.  Cunningham, S.  Ellen, JM; Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions.  Health Related Quality of Life and Psychosocial Correlates among HIV-infected Adolescent and Young Adult Women in the US.  AIDS Education and Prevention. 2011 Aug;23(4):367-81.

Vu, L.  Andrinopoulos, K.  Mathews, C.  Chopra, M.  Kendall, C.  Eisele, T.  (in press).  Disclosure of HIV status to Sex Partners among HIV-infected Men and Women in Cape Town, South Africa.  AIDS and Behavior.  

Andrinopoulos, K.  Figueroa, JP, Kerrigan, D.  Ellen, JM. (2011).  Homophobia, stigma and HIV in Jamaican prisons. Cult Health Sex. 2011 Feb;13(2):187-200.  

Andrinopoulos, K.  Kerrigan, D.  Figueroa, JP,  Reese, R.  Ellen, JM.  (2010).  HIV coping self efficacy: a key to understanding stigma and HIV test acceptance among incarcerated men in Jamaica.  AIDS Care.  Vol. 22 (3): 339-347.  

Andrinopoulos, K.  Kerrigan, D.  Figueroa, JP.  Reese, R.  Gaydos, C.  Bennett, L.  Bloomfield, B.  Plunkett, L.  Maru, C.  Ellen, JM.  (2010). Establishment of an HIV/sexually transmitted disease programme and prevalence of infection among incarcerated men in Jamaica.  International Journal of STD and AIDS.  Vol.  21: 114-119.  

Clum, G.  Andrinopoulos, K.  Muessig, K.  Ellen, J.  Davidson, J.  (December 2009).  Child Abuse in Young HIV Positive Women: Linkages to Risk.  Qualitative Health Research.  Vol. 19 (12): 1755-1768.  

Kerrigan, D. Andrinopoulos, K. Chung, S. Glass, B. and Ellen J. M. (September 2008).  Gender Ideologies, Socio-Economic Opportunities and HIV/STI-Related Vulnerability among Female, African-American Adolescents.  Journal of Urban Health. Vol. 85 (5): 717-726.  

Kerrigan, D.  Andrinopoulos, K. Johnson, R. Parham, P. Thomas, T. Ellen, J.M.  (May 2007).  Staying Strong: Gender Ideologies among African-American Adolescents and the Implications for HIV/STI Prevention.  Journal of Sex Research.  Vol. 44(2): 172-179.    

Andrinopoulos, K.  Kerrigan, D.  Ellen, J.M.  (September 2006).  Understanding Sex Partner Selection from the Perspective of Inner-City Black Adolescents.  Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health.  Vol.  38(3): 132-138.  


Personal Statement:

Health outcomes and patterns of morbidity and mortality are, in part, a reflection of larger social forces that affect individual risk. My research interests focus on elucidating the social determinants of health and health related behavior from a multi-level approach that includes structural, environmental, individual and psychosocial factors. I am particularly interested in intervention research to reduce health disparities in rates of HIV/STI, such as those documented among minority adolescents in the US and among incarcerated populations worldwide. I have conducted research in Jamaica and worked in the Dominican Republic. I plan to continue to work with incarcerated populations through a focus on the development of treatment programs for HIV-infected inmates, and interventions to address the community health impact of concentrated incarceration. My approach to research includes both quantitative and qualitative methodologies.


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