Event Date & Time

September 27, 2017

12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.


Ryals Public Health Building (RPHB) - Room 507


Dr. Janet M. Turan is a Professor in the Department of Health Care Organization and Policy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Public Health and Co-Director of the Behavioral and Community Sciences Core of the UAB Center for AIDS Research (CFAR). Dr. Turan is a social and behavioral scientist with main research interests in the areas of maternal and child health (MCH) and HIV prevention in low-resource settings of both developing and developed countries. She completed her doctoral training in Population Dynamics at Johns Hopkins University, her postdoctoral training at the UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, and was on the faculty at UCSF for 4 years before moving to UAB.  Her current research includes qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods studies designed to address HIV-related stigma; as well as intersectional stigma related to poverty, gender, race/ethnicity, and reproductive choices; in settings as diverse as rural Kenya and the Deep South in the United States. She is the principal investigator on several NIH-funded studies that examine effects, mechanisms of action, and intervention strategies for HIV-related stigma, as they relate to utilization of MCH services, prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV, HIV medication adherence, and engagement in HIV care. In addition, her current research program includes the study of stigma as it relates to a variety of other reproductive health conditions/services, including unintended pregnancy, obstetric fistula, and gender-based violence.


SEPT 2017 Dr. Janet Turan