Dr. Deborah Mindry is a Sociocultural Anthropologist in the UCLA Center for Culture and Health and the Center for Children and Family. She has conducted qualitative and ethnographic research on gender politics in South Africa for 17 years. Since 2008 she has been engaged in research on gender and HIV/AIDS. She recently completed data collection for a study on “Delivering reproductive health services to PLHIV in South Africa.” This project examines the fertility intentions and safer conception service provision for PLHIV in Durban, South Africa. Phase 1 focuses on desires, intentions and reproductive health needs of HIV infected men and women, and phase 2 examines health care providers experiences and perceptions of reproductive health needs and safer conception services for men and women living with HIV.
Research and Interests:
Gender power, HIV, safer conception for PLHIV, gender politics in health care, social movements, philanthropy, colonialism, Africa.