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Jennifer Hirsch
Professor of Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University

Jennifer S. Hirsch is Professor and Deputy Chair for Doctoral Studies in the Department of Sociomedical Sciences. Professor Hirsch's research explores gender, sexuality, and reproductive health; the comparative anthropology of love; U.S.-Mexico migration and migrant health, and the applications of anthropological theory and methods to public health research and programs. Her books include A Courtship After Marriage: Sexuality and Love in Mexican Transnational Families and the award-winning The Secret: Love, Marriage and HIV. A 2012 Guggenheim Fellow, Hirsch’s current projects include the Sexual Health Initiative to Foster Transformation ((SHIFT), co-directed with Claude Mellins); the Columbia-Vietnam Social Science Training and Research (STAR) Partnership (co-directed with Richard Parker); and PrEP for Black MSM: Community-based Ethnography and Clincial Research (co-directed with Paul Colson). In July 2015 Hirsch assumed the co-directorship of the Columbia Population Research Center, together with Jane Waldfogel.