Jill T. Owczarzak, PhD
Dr. 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.
PhD - Medical Anthropology; University of Kentucky
Owczarzak, J. (2010). Activism, NGOs, and HIV prevention in postsocialist Poland: The role of "anti-politics." Human Organization, 69(2), 200-211.
Owczarzak, J. (2009). Defining HIV risk and determining responsibility in postsocialist Poland. Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 23(4), 417-435.
Moskowitz, D., Melton, D., & Owczarzak, J. (2009). PowerON: The use of instant message counseling and the Internet to facilitate HIV/STD education and prevention. Patient Education and Counseling 77(1), 20-26.
Owczarzak, J. (2009). Introduction: Postcolonial studies and postsocialism in Eastern Europe. Focaal, 53, 3-19. PMCID: PMC2907893
Owczarzak, J. (2009). Defining democracy and the terms of engagement with the postsocialist Polish state: Insights from HIV/AIDS. East European Politics and Societies, 23(3), 421-445.