Shari L. Dworkin, PhD
Director of Doctoral Studies Program, and Affiliated Faculty--Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) and Global Health Sciences Master's Program
My main area of research emphasis is on HIV/AIDS prevention and gender relations. I have special interest in structural interventions, particularly those at the intersection of economic empowerment programs and HIV/AIDS prevention.
Much of my research involves integrating microfinance and/or property rights into HIV/AIDS prevention efforts globally. I also conduct studies that emphasis how masculinities shape health outcomes, and I work on "gender-transformative" interventions to reduce violence and HIV/AIDS risks.
Finally, some of my research involves print media analyses focused on health, gender, and the body, including the recent Caster Semenya controversy.
- Global & Local Health Disparities and Inequalities
- Quantitative Methods
- Feminist Theory
- Gender and Health
- Social, Cultural, and Economic Determinants of Global Health
- Associate Editor, Archives of Sexual Behavior
- Editorial Board, Journal of Sex Research, Sociology of Sport Journal
- Full Member, International Academy of Sex Research
- Co-Chair, Research Committee, UCGHI Center of Expertise on Women's Health and Empowerment
- Alternate Co-Director, UCGHI Center of Expertise on Women's Health and Empowerment
- Member, UCSF Global Health Sciences Graduate Advisory Group
- Advisory Board Member, Bridging Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health, UCSF School of Medicine
- Vice President Elect, Pacific Sociological Association
- Member, Women's Research Initiative (WRI)
- Member, National Council on Gender
- Global Advisory Board, Pangaea Global AIDS Foundation
|2012||Excellence in Research Mentoring, UCSF School of Nursing|
|2010||Distinguished Scholarship Award, NASSS, for Body Panic: Gender, health and the selling of fitness (NYU Press)|
|2004||Honorable Mention, Distinguished Scholarship Award, North American Society for Sociology of Sport, for Built to win: The female athlete as cultural icon (co-authored with Leslie Heywood)|
- Dworkin, S.L., Grabe, S. Lu, T., Kwena, Z., Bukusi, E. Mwaura-Muira, E. (In Press). Property rights violations as a structural driver of women's HIV risks in Nyanza and Western Provinces, Kenya. Archives of Sexual Behavior.
- Dworkin, S., Colvin, C., Hatcher, A., Peacock, D. (2012). Men's perceptions of women's rights and changing gender relations in South Africa: Lessons for working with men and boys in HIV and anti-violence Programs. Gender & Society, 26, 97-120.
- Dworkin SL, Dunbar MS, Krishnan S, Hatcher AM, Sawires S. (2011). Uncovering tensions and capitalizing on synergies in HIV/AIDS and antiviolence programs. American Journal of Public Health, 101(6), 995-1003. PMID: 21164091
- Dworkin SL, Blankenship K. (2009). Microfinance and HIV/AIDS prevention: Assessing its promise and limitations. AIDS & Behavior, 13(3), 462-469. PMID: 19294500
- Dworkin SL, Fullilove RE, Peacock D. (2009). Are HIV/AIDS prevention interventions for heterosexually active men in the United States gender-specific? American Journal of Public Health, 99(6), 981-984. PMID: 1937250