Audrey Pettifor

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Audrey Pettifor, MPH, PhD

Associate Professor, Epidemiology

 Dr. Pettifor is an Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a faculty fellow at the Carolina Population Center. Read More

Dr. Pettifor’s research focuses on determinants of HIV/STI infection in sub-Saharan Africa with the goal of identifying modifiable risk factors and developing novel interventions to prevent new HIV infections—particularly in young women.  Dr. Pettifor has conducted HIV research in South Africa for over 15 years and also has worked in Malawi, Zimbabwe, Kenya, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Madagascar. She has a particular interest in structural interventions including the role of incentives for HIV prevention, community mobilization to change negative gender norms and interventions to promote linkages to care.  Dr. Pettifor received her PhD in Epidemiology and her MPH in Maternal and Child Health from UC Berkeley.

Active Projects

  • Effects of Cash Transfer and Community Mobilization in Young South African Women
  • Zimbabwe Social Cash Transfer Program
  •  Social Cash Transfers, AIDS Mitigation and HIV Prevention in KENYA
  • Acute HIV Infection – A key link for transmission prevention


  • South Africa
  • Malawi
  • Kenya



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