Elizabeth King is an Assistant Professor in Health Behavior and Health Education in the School of Public Health. She is also Associate Director of the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. As a global health scholar, Elizabeth King studies women's health, gender-equitable access to prevention and health care services, and disparities in engagement in HIV care and treatment. The majority of her research focuses on Russia, where she has more than 15 years of experience. She has also conducted research in Kazakhstan, Serbia, Ukraine, Ethiopia, and Uganda. Dr. King utilizes multidisciplinary approaches, qualitative inquiry, mixed-methods study designs, and community-engaged approaches in her research. Some of her current research projects are: postpartum engagement in HIV care and treatment across several sites in Russia; gender-related factors influencing service utilization among women who inject drugs in Russia; adherence to antiretroviral therapy for people living with HIV in Kazakhstan; the health needs of Central Asian female labor migrants in Russia; and health and safety among female sex workers in Ethiopia. Through her research, Dr. King aims to explore access to health care services (e.g. HIV prevention and treatment, sexual and reproductive health services, and substance use programs); elucidate the social processes (e.g. gender norms, stigma, and discrimination) that marginalize populations from these services; and identify opportunities for intervention. On a broader level, Dr. King is interested in the promotion of a human rights-based approach to HIV testing and treatment policies, globalization and health, and in the influence of global policies and funding on public health in post-socialist societies. She holds a PhD in health behavior, a MPH in global health, and a BA in Slavic Languages and Literatures. Previously, Dr. King was a Fulbright scholar in the Department of Sociology at St. Petersburg State University (Russia).
- PhD, , 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.