Julia Dickson-Gomez, PhD

Julia Dickson-Gomez, PhD



  • Division of Epidemiology, Institute for Health & Equity
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

Contact Information


PhD, Medical Anthropology; University of California, Los Angeles
MA, Anthropology; University of California, Los Angeles
AB, Anthropology; Bryn Mawr College

Research Interests

Dr. Dickson-Gomez studies HIV prevention among drug users in the United States and El Salvador and is also interested in the influence of structural factors on HIV risk. Her research explores the effects of housing policy on drug users' access to housing, variations in housing status and housing options of drug users, and levels of HIV risk related to these factors. Dr. Dickson-Gomez's work also explores macro- and micro-social contexts of crack use and HIV risk in communities in El Salvador. Her work develops and evaluates the impact of structural and multi-level interventions in the U.S. and Latin America.