Michelle R. Kaufman, PhD

Assistant Professor, Health, Behavior & Society, John Hopkins University (Affiliate)

Research Overview

Dr. Michelle Kaufman’s research is primarily focused on STI/HIV prevention for resource limited populations, particularly women in the developing world. She develops and test STI/HIV prevention interventions that take into account gender issues, sexual relationship power, gender-based violence, and cultural context. Her research has spanned three continents: her current projects are based in Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Malawi, and her completed projects have taken place in South Africa, Nepal, Indonesia, and the U.S. Dr. Kaufman is also interested in the issue of sex trafficking and how the global status of women contributes to this issue. Her work on this issue has been focused in Nepal and the U.S. Over the past decade she has been funded by NIH, CDC, USAID, the Bloomberg Initiative, and NIJ.

Dr. Kaufman teaches courses on Social and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health, Qualitative Research Methods, and Sex Trafficking of Girls and Women.


PhD, University of Connecticut, 2009 (social psychology)
MA, University of Connecticut, 2006 (social psychology)
BA, Millersville University of Pennsylvania, 2003 (psychology)

Recent Publications

Contact Information
Mailing AddressJohns Hopkins University
Bloomberg School of Public Health
Department of Health, Behavior & Society
111 Market Place, Suite 310
Baltimore, MD 21202