Dr. Elizabeth Reed is Associate Professor of global health at San Diego State University and Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego. Trained in social epidemiology, she conducts research related to the intersection of gender inequality, poverty, and health. Specifically, she focuses her research on the social and economic factors influencing gender-based violence and sexual/reproductive health outcomes, including HIV/STI as well as adolescent and unintended pregnancy. She uses the findings of her research to support the development of public health programming to promote economic opportunity, health, and safety. Her research is based in the US, Latin America, South Asia, and Africa.
Current Research Projects:
- The evaluation of a microfinance project for women in Tijuana: Economic and Social Empowerment to Increase Upward Mobility Among Women (ESTIMA)
- Financial Literacy and Economic Empowerment is Critical to Sexual and Reproductive Health among Adolescent Girls (Girls Invest)
- Activity Spaces and Spatial Mobility: STI Risk among Adolescent Females
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