Michelle Kaufman, PhD, is an applied social and health psychologist by training. She completed her doctoral degree in social psychology at the University of Connecticut with a specialization in gender and sexual risk behavior. In her 10 years of international research and evaluation experience she has worked in the US, Nepal, South Africa, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Indonesia on topics including HIV prevention, family planning, malaria treatment and prevention, tobacco control, and child survival.
She has presented her work at several international research conferences and has published widely in international peer-reviewed journals focused on gender, psychology, and health behavior. She also teaches courses on health communication programs, the psychology of gender, global gender issues, and sex trafficking of girls and women. She now serves as a Research and Evaluation Officer at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs.