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Clare Barrington, PhD
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Clare Barrington, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Health Behavior
  • Rosenau Hall 319B
  • CB# 7440
  • Chapel Hill, NC 27599
  • USA

Clare Barrington, PhD, is an associate professor and director of the doctoral program in the Department of Health Behavior at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Gillings School of Global Public Health. She is also the Latin American Projects Director for the UNC Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases and a fellow at the Carolina Population Center.

Barrington conducts mixed-methods research to examine social network and structural influences on health and health behaviors, with a focus on HIV prevention and care among female sex workers and their male partners, men who have sex with men, and transgender women in Latin America. She has worked in the Dominican Republic since the mid-1990s and also has current projects in Central America and with Latinos in North Carolina.

She leads the qualitative component of several impact evaluations of social cash transfer programs and teaches graduate-level courses in qualitative data analysis and global health.

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Global health
Health behavior
HIV/AIDS
Latino health and migration
Qualitative methods
Social Networks

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