Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Katherine Andrinopoulos

Associate Professor - Global Health Systems and Development

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Department Affiliation
Global Health Systems and Development

  • B.S., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Public Health, 1999
  • M.H.S., Johns Hopkins, International Health, 2003
  • Ph.D., Johns Hopkins, International Health, 2008
Academic Experience
  • Associate Professor, Tulane University, 2008-
  • Program Director, International Health and Development, Tulane University, 2008-

Research & Teaching Specializations: Correctional Health/Incarcerated Populations; HIV/AIDS, STIs, prevention and treatment, Jamaica, Caribbean

Related Experience
  • Consultant, New Orleans Regional AIDS Planning Council, 2009-
  • Member, Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriff’s Office HIV Workgroup, 2007-
  • Study Coordinator, Jamaican Correctional Services HIV Testing and Treatment Study, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2004-2007
  • Consultant, Jamaican Correctional Services HIV Testing and Treatment Program, Jamaican Department of Correctional Services and Ministry of Health, 2004-2007
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Gender, Environment and HIV Risk Behavior among Adolescents, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2001-2004
  • Qualitative Research Coordinator, Perceived Risk of STDs Study, Johns Hopkins University Adolescent Research Group, 2002-2003
  • Peace Corps Volunteer, Dominican Republic, 1999-2001
  • Newcomb Fellow, Tulane University, 2008-
  • NIH/NIMH Research Grant, “Stigma as a Barrier to HIV Testing for Inmates, Jamaica,” 2005-2007
  • Hopkins Fogarty AIDS International Research and Training Program Grant, “Jamaican Health Initiative in Correctional Services,” 2003
  • Fulbright Scholar, Jamaica, 2005
  • James P. Dixon Award for Excellence, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health. 1999
  • Spanish
  • Greek
Overseas Experience
  • Jamaica
  • Dominican Republic
Selected Publications
  • 2015. “Binge drinking among men who have sex with men and transgender women in San Salvador: correlates and sexual health implications.‘€ Peacock, E. Andrinopoulos, K. Hembling, J. Journal of Urban Health.
  • 2014. “Evidence of the negative effect of sexual minority stigma on HIV testing among MSM and Transgender Women in San Salvador, El Salvador.‘€ Andrinopoulos, K. Hembling, J. Guardado, ME. Hernández, F. Nieto, A. Melendez, G. AIDS and Behavior.
  • 2014. “Evidence of increased STI/HIV-related risk behavior among male perpetrators of intimate partner violence in Guatemala: Results from a national survey.‘€ Hembling, J. Andrinopoulos, K. AIDS Care.
  • 2013. “High levels of unprotected intercourse and never testing for HIV among men who have sex with men in Nigeria: Evidence from a cross sectional survey for the need of innovative approaches to HIV prevention.” With Waimar, T., et al. Sexually Transmitted Infections 89(8): 659-665. Doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2013-051065.
  • 2012. “HIV and Incarceration in the Caribbean: The experiences of Puerto Rico and Jamaica.‘€ Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal 31(3): 161-169.
  • 2010. “Establishment of an HIV Testing Program and Prevalence of HIV among Incarcerated Men in Jamaica: A Call for Action in the Caribbean.” With Kerrigan D., et al. International Journal of STDs and AIDS 21: 114-119.
  • 2010. “HIV coping self efficacy: a key to understanding stigma and HIV test acceptance among incarcerated men in Kingston, Jamaica.” With Kerrigan D., et al. AIDS Care 22(3): 339-347.
  • 2008. “Gender Ideologies, Socio-Economic Opportunities and HIV/STI-Related Vulnerability among Female, African-American Adolescents.” With Kerrigan D., et al. Journal of Urban Health. 85 (5): 717-726.
  • 2007. “Staying Strong: Gender Ideologies among African-American Adolescents and the Implications for HIV/STI Prevention.” With Kerrigan D., et al. Journal of Sex Research. 44 (2): 172-180.
  • 2006. “Understanding Sex Partner Selection from the Perspective of Inner-City Black Adolescents.” With Kerrigan D and Ellen J. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health. 38 (3): 132-138.

Recently-Taught Latin American-Related Courses: GCHB-7070: The Social Determinants of HIV/AIDS, GCHB 8250: Applied Theory for Interdisciplinary Research

Number of Dissertations or Theses Supervised in the Past 5 Years: 6

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