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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"The Past is a Foreign Country" and "Landscape Fever" Premiere at New Orleans Film Festival

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The Stone Center for Latin American Studies (SCLAS) and The Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute (CCSI) at Tulane University will again sponsor several films in this year’s New Orleans Film Festival. We are excited to support a diverse mix of films, including several narrative features, documentaries, and experimental shorts. In addition, CCSI director Dr. Ana López will lead a series of Q&A’s with select directors.

“The Past is a Foreign Country” and “Landscape Fever” are Spanish-language short films directed by Gabrielle Garcia Steib, sponsored by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies.

Via New Orleans Film Festival website:

The Past is a Foreign Country addresses the past as an idea of which we have control, particularly to discuss the intersection of communities in New Orleans with those in Latin America”.

Landscape Fever is a short film that addresses the narrative of a Honduran immigrant corroded by violence upon her path migrating to New Orleans. Using archival footage filmed along the U.S. / Mexican border, and sound designed by Udit Duseja merged with field recordings- the viewer may step into the world of a traumatic yet common experience that occurs among the borderlands.”

Individual passes are not available for short films. However, the NOFF offers a “Virtual Shorts Pass” for $55.00 that allows access to all short films. This pass can be purchased here

"Landfall" Premiere at New Orleans Film Festival

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The Stone Center for Latin American Studies (SCLAS) and The Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute (CCSI) at Tulane University will again sponsor several films in this year’s New Orleans Film Festival. We are excited to support a diverse mix of films, including several narrative features, documentaries, and experimental shorts. In addition, CCSI director Dr. Ana López will lead a series of Q&A’s with select directors.

Landfall, is an English-language Puerto Rican documentary film, directed by Cecilia Aldarondo.

Via New Orleans Film Festival website:
“A kaleidoscopic portrait of Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane María, Landfall investigates a storm of much greater magnitude: the economic crisis crippling the island long before María arrived.”

Tulane’s Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute is sponsoring this film. More information and tickets are available here

Cuban Slavery and the Atlantic World

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The Gilder Lehrman Center‘€™s 22nd Annual International Conference provides a forum for discussion of the study of Cuban slavery and emancipation today, placing the island‘€™s history within the wider Atlantic world. Over the past few decades, the study of Cuban history has been an increasingly international effort. Cuban historians have interacted more and more with colleagues from abroad, with discussions grounded in the unique primary sources found in the rich Cuban archives. These scholars have demonstrated the importance of understanding Cuban slavery within the context of the Atlantic world and broad colonial networks of domination and resistance. This conference brings together scholars from Cuba and abroad working on the transatlantic slave trade, resistance, systems of control, abolition and emancipation, and the memory and legacies of slavery in Cuba. Join us for in-depth conversations about the present and future of understanding slavery and its long aftermath in this crucial part of the world.

"Verde" Premiere at New Orleans Film Festival

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The Stone Center for Latin American Studies (SCLAS) and The Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute (CCSI) at Tulane University will again sponsor several films in this year’s New Orleans Film Festival. We are excited to support a diverse mix of films, including several narrative features, documentaries, and experimental shorts. In addition, CCSI director Dr. Ana López will lead a series of Q&A’s with select directors.

Verde, is a Spanish-language, Dominican feature film, directed by Alfonso Morgan-Terreno.

Via New Orleans Film Festival website:
“When a bystander is killed during the robbery of a goldmine, the spilled blood stains more than the three men responsible, saturating the tight-knit fabric of their tiny Dominican village, seeping into the landscape itself. In a feature debut that pairs clear-eyed observation with ghostly intelligence, Alfonso Morgan-Terrero takes a familiar story, a dark passage of revenge and bloodshed, and sinks its noirish elements deep into the texture of its surroundings: rough-hewn structures, alleys of broken rock bathed in grimy orange streetlight, and the enveloping green of the forest. Under the film’s hypnotized gaze, kinship, brotherhood, and enmity are blurred and masquerade as one another”.
-Jonathan Kieran.

Tulane’s Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute is sponsoring this film. More information and tickets are available here

"Right Near the Beach" Premiere at New Orleans Film Festival

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The Stone Center for Latin American Studies (SCLAS) and The Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute (CCSI) at Tulane University will again sponsor several films in this year’s New Orleans Film Festival. We are excited to support a diverse mix of films, including several narrative features, documentaries, and experimental shorts. In addition, CCSI director Dr. Ana López will lead a series of Q&A’s with select directors.

Right Near the Beach, is an English-language, Jamaican feature film, directed by Gibrey Allen.

Via New Orleans Film Festival website:
“After the death of famous runner Jeffrey Jacobs, the Jamacian public becomes enamored with the details of his life and speculates as to the motivation behind his murder. Jeffrey’s father, a reserved and kind farmer, struggles to grieve while inundated by the inescapable coverage. Through moments of blinding rage and quiet contemplation, the camera is a window into a life burdened by the death of a child that will never know justice. Against a backdrop of beautiful vistas, Right Near the Beach takes a lyrical approach to the exploration of homophobia in Jamaica. Rather than treat the murder as a voyeristic mystery, the film challenges us to contemplate the anguish of loss while everyone else debates the value of one person’s life”.
-Greta Hagen-Richardson

Tulane’s Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute is sponsoring this film. More information and tickets are available here

Summer in Cuba Information Session

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Learn more about the Cuban and Caribbean Institute‘€™s flagship study abroad program. Summer in Cuba is open to Tulane and non-Tulane undergraduate students from all years and majors. Plus, public Health majors have a unique opportunity to earn credits abroad with the Public Health in Cuba track.