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: The Social Determinants of HIV/AIDS

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

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