Dominique Meekers




Dominique Meekers, PhD
Department of Global Health Systems and Development
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
1440 Canal Street, Suite 2200
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 988-6157
Fax: (504) 988-3653 



Research Interests:

Adolescent reproductive health; sexual risk behaviors; social marketing


Educational Background:

  • PhD, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • MA, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • BA, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Netherlands

Professional Achievements:

  • Member, American Public Health Association
  • Member, Population Association of America
  • 2003-present Editorial Board Member, Journal of Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS.
  • 2003 Consultant, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, expert review
  • 2001-present Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Men's Health.
  • 2001-2004 Consultant, Population Services International, Washington D.C.
  • 2000-2003 Invited Member, Committee on Reproductive Health, International Union for the Scientific Study of Population.


Meekers D, Pallin SC, Hutchinson P. Prevalence and correlates of physical, psychological, and sexual intimate partner violence in Bolivia. Glob Public Health. 2013 Mar 27.

Hutchinson PL, Meekers D. Estimating causal effects from family planning health communication campaigns using panel data: the "your health, your wealth" campaign in egypt. PLoS One. 2012;7(9):e46138.doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0046138.

Berg, R and Meekers, D. 2005. 'Monitoring Reproductive Health Social Marketing Programs in Developing Countries: Towards a More Strategic Approach.' In: Hiader, M (ed.), Global Public Health Communication: Challenges, Perspectives, and Strategies.

Eloundou-Enyegue, P, Meekers, D and Calves, AE. 2005. From Awareness to Adoption: The Effect of AIDS Education and Condom Social Marketing on Condom Use in Tanzania (1993-1996). Journal of Biosocial Sciences 37(3): 257-268.

Meekers, D and Rahaim, S. 2005. "The Importance of Socio-Economic Context for Social Marketing Models for Improving Reproductive Health: Evidence from 555 Years of Program Experience.' BMC Public Health 5(10).

Meekers, D and Richter, K. 2005. "Mass-Marketing the Female Condom in Zimbabwe: An Investigation of Factors Affecting Use. International Family Planning Perspectives 31(1): 30-37.

Keating, J, Meekers, D, Adewuyi, A. 2006. 'Assessing Effects of a Media Campaign on HIV/AIDS Awareness and Prevention in Nigeria: Results from the VISION Project.' BMC Public Health 6(126).

Meekers, D, Silva, M and Klein, M. 2006. 'Determinants of Condom Use among Youth in Madagascar.' Journal of Biosocial Sciences 38(3): 365-80.

Meekers, D, Van Rossem, R, Silva, M, Koleros, A. 2007. 'The Reach and Effect of Radio Communication on Condom Use in Malawi.' Studies in Family Planning 38(2): 113-20.

Plautz, A and Meekers, D. 2007. 'Evaluation of the Reach and Impact of the 100% Jeune Youth Social Marketing Program in Cameroon: Findings from Three Cross-Sectional Surveys.' BMC Reproductive Health 4(1).

Suzuki, C and Meekers, D. 2008. 'Determinants of Support for Female Genital Circumcision among Ever-Married Women in Egypt.' Global Public Health, 3(4): 383-408.

Do, M. and Meekers, D.  2009 'Multiple Sex Partners and Perceived Risk of HIV Infection in Zambia: Attitudinal Determinants and Gender Differences. AIDS Care, 21 (10):1211-21.

Agha, S. and Meekers, D.  2010 'Impact of a Social Marketing Campaign on Condom Use in Urban Pakistan. Studies in Family Planning,41(4):277-290.

VanLandingham, M., Fu, H., and Meekers, D. 2010. 'HIV/AIDS and Population.' In: Ritzer, G. and Ryan, M. (eds.), Concise Encyclopedia of Sociology. Oxford: Blackwell Books 


Personal Statement:

Dominique A. Meekers trained as a sociologist and demographer, Dr. Meekers has conducted research on sexual risk behavior and adolescent reproductive health in sub-Saharan Africa. He has also been involved in several studies aimed at improving the design of social marketing programs in developing countries, and at assessing the impact of these programs. Prior to joining the faculty in the fall of 2001, Meekers was research director with Population Services International (PSI), a social marketing organization. Dr. Meekers is principal investigator for the external evaluation team of the USAID-funded Health Communication Partnership. Other ongoing research projects include a study on the reach and impact of condom social marketing programs in Zambia, Mali, and Tanzania, and a study that seeks to determine whether data on annual condom sales can reconciled with survey data on self-reported condom use. Both studies are funded by MEASURE Evaluation Project. Dr. Meekers teaches Communications Research for Family Planning, HIV/AIDS and Health (INHL 702) and Intuitive Demographic Analyses for Health Program Managers (INHL722-88).

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