Health and Wellness

Our work promotes opportunities to improve health and well-being, with an emphasis on substance use, HIV/AIDS, and sexual and reproductive health issues that disproportionately affect women and nonconforming-gender individuals.

Project Highlights

  • Evaluated the Zika virus’s impact on pregnant women and their unborn children
  • Improved maternal, neonatal, and child health services in Indonesia
  • Determined that using ultrasounds in health centers reduces maternal, fetal, and newborn mortality rates in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Implemented an evidence-based intervention in South African health clinics among HIV-positive, sexually active women who use drugs
  • Evaluated three multipurpose technologies to prevent HIV and unintended pregnancy in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Identified better approaches to measure the benefits and social harms of microbicide use and to promote their uptake through knowledge dissemination
  • Examined the association of criminal justice involvement with unmet health care needs of African American women who use illicit drugs