Abigail Norris Turner
Associate Professor, Epidemiology. Assistant Professor, Infectious Diseases
- Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Epidemiology. 2007
Dr. Norris Turner’s research focuses on women’s reproductive health in a global context. Her work over the past 10 years in Madagascar, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Thailand, South Africa, Mexico and other regions includes numerous HIV and STI prevention projects, including the role of male circumcision in preventing women’s acquisition of disease, the interaction between changes in vaginal flora and changes in HIV viral load in African women with primary HIV infection, and the effect of women-controlled prevention methods such as microbicides and diaphragms. Dr. Norris Turner also has a secondary interest in new statistical, laboratory and logistical techniques to better measure reproductive health exposures and outcomes.
Dr. Norris-Turner's Seed Grant:
- (2013) Female genital schistosomiasis, HIV and infertility among rural Malawian women
- (2012, 2014) Choices and constraints in reproductive health decision making among Malawian women