People of the Injury Prevention Center
Elizabeth King, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Michigan, School of Public Health
Dr. King is an Assistant Professor in Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. She is also a Faculty Associate with the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. Dr. King has been working in Russia for more than 15 years. For example, she was funded by a Fulbright-Hays grant to conduct research on the social and behavioral factors that influence HIV service utilization among women who are involved in sex work and injection drug use in St. Petersburg, Russia. She has also led or worked on research projects in Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and Africa.
Dr. King’s primary research interests are HIV prevention, access to HIV services for key affected populations, and gender-based violence. Additionally, she is interested in the promotion of a human rights-based approach to HIV testing and treatment policies and of gender equity in HIV programs and services. She utilizes qualitative and mixed-methods study designs in her research.