Elizabeth King is an Assistant Professor in Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. She is also a Faculty Associate with the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. Dr. King’s primary research interests are HIV prevention, access to HIV services for key affected populations, and gender-based violence. Additionally, she is interested in the promotion of a human rights-based approach to HIV testing and treatment policies and of gender equity in HIV programs and services. She utilizes qualitative and mixed-methods study designs in her research. Dr. King has been working in Russia for more than 15 years. For example, she was funded by a Fulbright-Hays grant to conduct research on the social and behavioral factors that influence HIV service utilization among women who are involved in sex work and injection drug use in St. Petersburg, Russia. She has also led or worked on research projects in Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and Africa.
- Ph.D., , University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2010
- M.P.H, , Yale University, 2005
- NIMH T-32 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS, Yale University, 2010-2013
- King EJ, Maman S, Dudina V, Moracco KE, Bowling JM. (2017). Motivators and barriers to HIV testing among street-based female sex workers in St. Petersburg, Russia. Global Public Health. 12(7):876-891.
- Girchenko P, King EJ. (2017). Correlates of Double Risk of HIV Acquisition and Transmission Among Women who Inject Drugs in St. Petersburg, Russia.AIDS and Behavior. 21(4):1054-1058.
- King EJ, Maman S, Namatovu F, Kiwanuka D, Kairania R, Ssemanda JB, Nalugoda F, Wagman JA. (2016). Addressing Intimate Partner Violence Among Female Clients Accessing HIV Testing and Counseling Services: Pilot Testing Tools in Rakai, Uganda. (2016). Violence Against Women. 23(13):1656-1668.
- King EJ, Maksymenko KM, Almodovar-Diaz Y, Johnson S. (2016). 'If she is a good woman ...' and 'to be a real man ...': gender, risk and access to HIV services among key populations in Tajikistan.Culture, Health & Sexuality. 18(4):422-34.
- King EJ, Maman S, Bowling JM, Moracco KE, Dudina VI. (2013). The influence of stigma and discrimination on female sex workers' access to HIV services in St. Petersburg, RussiaAIDS and Behavior, 17(8), 2597-603.
- King EJ and Maman S. (2013). Structural barriers to receiving health care services for female sex workers in Russia Qualitative Health Research, 23(8), 1079-88.
- King EJ, Maman S, Wyckoff SC, Pierce MW, Groves AK. (2013). HIV testing for pregnant women: a rights-based analysis of national policies Global Public Health, 8(3), 326-41.
- Djikanovic B, King EJ, Bjegovic-Mikanovic V. (2013). Gender Differences in Health Symptoms Associated with the Exposure to Physical Violence in Family: Data from the 2006 National Health Survey in Serbia Journal of Family Violence, 28(8), 753-61.
- Tripathi V, King EJ, Finnerty E, Koshovska-Kostenko N, Skipalska H. (2013). Routine HIV counseling and testing during antenatal care in Ukraine: a qualitative study of the experiences and perspectives of pregnant women and antenatal care providers AIDS Care, 25(6), 680-5.