Megan Schmidt-Sane

EDUCATION

Ph.D. Candidate, Medical Anthropology, CWRU

M.P.H., Global Health, Columbia University, 2013

B.A., Economics and International Affairs, George Washington University, 2008

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Gender & Sexuality
  • Global Health
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Mixed-Methods Research
  • Social & Structural Determinants of Health
  • Urban Health
  • Violence
  • Regions of Interest: East Africa and South Asia

 

CURRENT RESEARCH

  • Studying the social and cultural context of Ebola Prevention and preparedness in high-risk districts in Uganda.
  • Research examining adolescent girls at high-risk of HIV and commercial sexual exploitation in Uganda.
  • Leading a study using ethnographic and survey methods to study the political economy of HIV among high-risk men in Kampala, Uganda.

 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

  • “Humanizing an invisible population in India: Voices from bisexual men concerning identity, life experiences, and sexual health” (2018) [Abstract]
  • “How might neighborhood build environment influence child maltreatment? Caregiver perceptions” (2018) [Abstract]
  • “Community vulnerability and stratified risk: Male gender norms, socioeconomic status, and HIV/AIDS in a sex work community in Kampala, Uganda” (2018) [Abstract]

 

RECENT PRESENTATIONS

  • “Bar groups as resilience: Urban migration, informal employment, and economic support networks at the margins in Kampala, Uganda.” European Association of Social Anthropologists, Stockholm, Sweden. (2018)
  • “Pass the khat: Bar groups, reciprocity, and men’s HIV vulnerability in Kampala, Uganda.” Society for Applied Anthropology Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. (2018)

 

RECENT AWARDS

National Science Foundation, Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant, for dissertation research in Uganda (2018-2019)

 

SPECIAL SKILLS

  • Languages: Luganda, Marathi, Spanish
  • Software: ATLAS.i, NVivo, R, SPSS

 

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