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Jennifer S. Hirsch

Professor of Sociomedical Sciences
Public Health
Sociomedical Sciences, Department of
722 W 168 St, 5th floor Department of Sociomedical Sciences New York NY 10032 United States
  • Co-Director, Developmental Core; Co-Director, Gender, Sexuality, Health and HIV Substantive Research Area Group, Columbia Population Research Center;

Jennifer Hirsch focuses her research on gender, sexuality, and reproductive health, U.S.-Mexico migration and migrant health, the comparative anthropology of love, and the applications of anthropological theory and methods to public health research and programs. She has published articles in journals such as American Journal of Public Health, Studies in Family Planning, AIDS, and Culture Health and Sexuality. Her books include A Courtship After Marriage: Sexuality and Love in Mexican Transnational Families (University of California Press, 2003), which explores changing ideas and practices of love, sexuality and marriage among Mexicans in the U.S. and in Mexico, and the coauthored The Secret: Love, Marriage and HIV (Vanderbilt University Press, 2009), which analyzes the social organization of extramarital sexual practices in Mexico, Nigeria, Uganda, Vietnam, and Papua-New Guinea and the implications of those practices for married women's HIV risk.

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