Carol Camlin, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences

Dr. Camlin's research crosses the disciplines of social demography and health behavior to examine the overlooked role that women’s mobility plays in sustaining HIV epidemics in sub-Saharan Africa. She is leading a National Institutes of Mental Health K01 study to assess how women’s participation in mobility in Kenya contributes to their high HIV infection risk. She is also leading smaller studies to test novel strategies to sample mobile populations of women, to explore how mobility of HIV-positive women affects their perceptions of empowerment, and their engagement in HIV care programs. She is Co-Investigator of two randomized controlled trials in sub-Saharan Africa, leading the qualitative evaluation of these efforts to apply HIV “treatment as prevention” in communities in East Africa. She is preparing to lead a five year study to examine the impact of population mobility on sexual mixing patterns and HIV care cascade outcomes in East African communities.


Areas of interest:

  • HIV/AIDS prevention
  • Migration and mobility
  • Gender
  • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Mixed research methods
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Maternal health