Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Tulane University

Katherine Andrinopoulos

Assistant Professor - International Health & Development

Contact Info
kandrino@tulane.edu

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

  • Assistant Professor, Tulane University, 2008-

Research & Teaching Specializations: Correctional Health/Incarcerated Populations; HIV/STI prevention and treatment; Jamaica

Related Experience

  • Consultant, New Orleans Regional AIDS Planning Council, 2009-
  • 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

Selected Publications

  • 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; Applied Theory for Interdisciplinary Research

Number of Dissertations or Theses Supervised in the Past 5 Years: 7

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Latin American Graduate Oraganization (LAGO) 2018 Conference: Call for Proposals

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The Latin American Graduate Organization will be hosting its 2018 Latin American Studies Conference titled Thinking of the Future: Expanding the possible in the Americas (Pensando en el porvenir: Expandiendo lo posible en las Américas) February 23 – 25, 2018, at Tulane University, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

This year, the conference topic is meant to challenge academics and activists to move beyond critiques and recommendations of how to address modern days issues, and instead articulate a vision of and for the future.

The LAGO Conference welcomes all disciplines and all approaches, as long as the project attempts to grapple with the idea of building something better. This is a Latin American Studies Conference, but creative writers, journalists, artists, performers, organizers, lawyers and healthcare providers as well as graduate students and other academics are welcome. Proposals are accepted in Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, and English.

Deadlines: Abstracts of papers and projects are due November 25, 2017. Abstracts of papers or project descriptions must not exceed 300 words.

Please contact lago.tulane@gmail.com with questions. For more information, visit the official conference website.