Jill Owczarzak, PhD
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
Center for AIDS Intervention Research
Jill Owczarzak, a medical anthropologist, is concerned with how models of health intervention address questions of health disparity. Her research focuses on HIV vulnerability among MSM, sex workers, and injection drug users in Eastern Europe, particularly in Poland. She has used qualitative methods to explore how international organizations perceive HIV risk and how they incorporate ideas of risk into their HIV prevention programs. Dr. Owczarzak's interests include how providers adopt and modify prevention interventions and the effectiveness of these modified interventions in reducing health disparities.