Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Tulane University

Katherine Andrinopoulos

Associate Professor - Global Health Systems and Development

Contact Info
kandrino@tulane.edu

Department Affiliation
Global Health Systems and Development

Degrees
  • 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
Distinctions
  • 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
Languages:
  • Spanish
  • Greek
Overseas Experience
  • Jamaica
  • Dominican Republic
Selected Publications
  • 2018. “For data’s sake: dilemmas in the measurement of gender minorities,” with Glick, J.L., Theall, K., and Kendall, C. Culture, health & sexuality. 20(12):1362-1377.
  • 2018. “Tiptoeing Around the System” Alternative Healthcare Navigation Among Gender Minorities in New Orleans,” with Glick, J.L., Theall, K., and Kendall, C. Transgender health. 3(1):118-126.
  • 2018. “The Role of Discrimination in Care Postponement Among Trans-Feminine Individuals in the U.S. National Transgender Discrimination Survey,” with Glick, J.L., Theall, K., and Kendall, C. LGBT health. 5(3):171-179.
  • 2017. “What Messages are Adolescent Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) Clients Getting and How? Findings From an Observational Study in Tanzania,” with Boyee, D., Peacock, E., Plotkin, M., Hellar, A., Mahler, H., Edouard, E., Kisendi, R., Mlanga, E., and Njeuhmeli, E. AIDS and behavior. 21(5):1383-1393.
  • 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.

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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Latin American Writers Series: Damián Cabrera

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Join us for an interview with Damián Cabrera about his life, interests, and influences. The discussion will be followed by an open Q&A. This event will be held in Spanish.

About the Latin American Writers Series

This series brings together Latin America’s most representative creative voices and the editorial entrepreneurs that publish them. By way of interviews and presentations of various editorial missions, the guests will shed light on a literary world shaped by the contemporary issues of the continent. Moving forward, their conversations will comprise the centerpiece of a digital archive that introduces their ideas to a global audience.

Este serie reúne a los autores más representativos de la escritura continental y los editores que los publican. A través de entrevistas y presentaciones de proyectos editoriales, los invitados explorarán los vínculos entre el mundo literario y la realidad continental. Sus conversaciones se convertirán después en el eje de un archivo digital que busca llevar estas ideas a un público global.

About the Author

Damián Cabrera was born in Asunción Paraguay and grew up in Alto Paraná along the Brazilian border. His publications, which explore the realities of the Triple Frontier, include one collection of short stories, sh… horas de contar… (2006) and the novels Xiru (2012)—winner of the Roque Gaona Prize—and Xe (2019). Cabrera has served as editor of the journals El Tereré (2006-2012) and Ku’Ótro (2008) and is an active member of artistic organizations such as Semenario Espacio/Crítico and Ediciones de la Ura. He also teaches film at the Universidad Columbia de Paraguay and art and design at the Universidad Nacional de Paraguay.

Latin American Writers Series: Andrea Palet

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Join us for an interview with Andrea Palet about her life, interests, and influences. The discussion will be followed by an open Q&A. This event will be held in Spanish.

About the Latin American Writers Series

This series brings together Latin America’s most representative creative voices and the editorial entrepreneurs that publish them. By way of interviews and presentations of various editorial missions, the guests will shed light on a literary world shaped by the contemporary issues of the continent. Moving forward, their conversations will comprise the centerpiece of a digital archive that introduces their ideas to a global audience.

Este serie reúne a los autores más representativos de la escritura continental y los editores que los publican. A través de entrevistas y presentaciones de proyectos editoriales, los invitados explorarán los vínculos entre el mundo literario y la realidad continental. Sus conversaciones se convertirán después en el eje de un archivo digital que busca llevar estas ideas a un público global.

About the Author

Andrea Palet is an editor, columnist, and educator from Chile. With almost three decades of experience in the publishing field, she has edited magazines and books in both Europe and South America. In 2014, she became the founding editorial director of Editorial Laurel in Santiago, Chile. Under her leadership, the house has released the works of more than 20 novelists, essayists, and chroniclers. Palet also oversees the Master of Editing program at the Universidad de Diego Portales. A collection of her columns, Leo y olvido, was released in 2018 by Ediciones Bastante.

Latin American Writers Series: Rodrigo Fuentes

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Join us for an interview with Rodrigo Fuentes about his life, interests, and influences. The discussion will be followed by an open Q&A. This event will be held in Spanish.

About the Latin American Writers Series

This series brings together Latin America’s most representative creative voices and the editorial entrepreneurs that publish them. By way of interviews and presentations of various editorial missions, the guests will shed light on a literary world shaped by the contemporary issues of the continent. Moving forward, their conversations will comprise the centerpiece of a digital archive that introduces their ideas to a global audience.

Este serie reúne a los autores más representativos de la escritura continental y los editores que los publican. A través de entrevistas y presentaciones de proyectos editoriales, los invitados explorarán los vínculos entre el mundo literario y la realidad continental. Sus conversaciones se convertirán después en el eje de un archivo digital que busca llevar estas ideas a un público global.

About the Author

Rodrigo Fuentes is a Guatemalan writer of short stories. He received the II Premio Centroamericano Carátula in 2014, and his collection Trucha Panza arriba was a finalist for the 2018 Premio Gabriel García Márquez . His works have been published in Guatemala, Bolivia, Colombia, Chile, El Salvador, as well as in translation in France and Scotland. Fuentes is also the co-founder and editor of the magazine Suelta and of the digital publishing house and literary journal Traviesa. He currently teaches in the Department of Spanish at College of the Holy Cross.

Latin American Writers Series: Dolores Reyes

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Join us for an interview with Dolores Reyes about her life, interests, and influences. The discussion will be followed by an open Q&A. This event will be held in Spanish.

About the Latin American Writers Series

This series brings together Latin America’s most representative creative voices and the editorial entrepreneurs that publish them. By way of interviews and presentations of various editorial missions, the guests will shed light on a literary world shaped by the contemporary issues of the continent. Moving forward, their conversations will comprise the centerpiece of a digital archive that introduces their ideas to a global audience.

Este serie reúne a los autores más representativos de la escritura continental y los editores que los publican. A través de entrevistas y presentaciones de proyectos editoriales, los invitados explorarán los vínculos entre el mundo literario y la realidad continental. Sus conversaciones se convertirán después en el eje de un archivo digital que busca llevar estas ideas a un público global.

About the Author

Dolores Reyes was born in the western part of Buenos Aires. With degrees in Primary Education and Classics, she currently works as a teacher in a school in Pablo Podestá, just 150 meters from the burial sites of Melina Romero, Araceli Ramos, and the other victims of femicide who have impacted her life and writing. Her first novel, Cometierra, was published in 2019 in Argentina and Spain. It is currently being translated and edited for publication in the Netherlands, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Australia, Turkey, Poland, and the United States.

Hermes Mallea presents "Havana Living Today: Cuban Home Style Now"

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The New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation (NOHHF), the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR), and Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute (CCSI) are pleased to co-host Hermes Mallea’s presentation on his new book, Havana Living Today: Cuban Home Style Now. Hermes Mallea is an architect and a partner in M(Group), a design firm based in New York. He studied at the University of Miami’s School of Architecture and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Historic Preservation. He is currently a member of the American Institute of Architects. Hermes has been documenting Cuban historic architecture and lifestyle for the past ten years. His presentations, architectural tours, and writing introduce new audiences to the sophisticated architecture and design of 20th Century Havana and reflect his personal interest in making the Cuban family’s home life come alive.

Mallea’s presentation will take place at 6PM on April 17th and will be followed by a reception and book signing. This is event is free and open to the public and books will be available for sale. Please visit the NOHHF website for more information.

Graduate Student Writing Group

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The Graduate Student Writing Group convenes on Fridays from 1:30 – 3:30 PM. These structured writing sessions are open to Latin Americanist graduate students in all departments. Students, who arrive with a project and a goal, work in communal silence during two 45 minute blocks separated by a 10-minute coffee break. All meetings will be held in the Latin American Library Seminar Room. Co-sponsored by the Stone Center and the Latin American Library.