The UCI Public Health Seminar Series presents

"Developing Structural HIV Prevention Interventions with Female Sex Workers and their Managers in the Philippines"
with Lianne Urada, PhD, MSW, LCSW, Division of Global Health, University of California, San Diego

Monday, June 4, 2012
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
SE I, Room 112


Increasingly, social and structural interventions to reduce HIV/STI risk among Female Sex Workers (FSWs) are becoming a focus in the global public health literature. This seminar will address research strategies to develop, implement, and evaluate interventions for FSWs in low income settings.


Lianne Urada earned her PhD in Social Welfare from the University of California, Los Angeles. She was also a pre-doctoral training fellow in the social and behavioral determinants of HIV/AIDS prevention in the Department of Community Health Sciences, UCLA School of Public Health. She has studied female entertainment workers and their managers in the Philippines, and has received research grants from the UC Pacific Rim Research Program and the UCLA International Institute to assess the socio-structural influences of risk behavior among the entertainers and to develop and evaluate a new intervention. She served as a faculty member in the School of Public Affairs, Social Welfare Department at UCLA, in Field Education for four years where she also initiated a longitudinal study of at-risk adolescent foster youth through the UCLA Center on Child Welfare. She has held a California license in clinical social work since 1998, and practiced social work with HIV-positive individuals, families, and groups for eight years in Los Angeles. Her research interests include intervention research with sex workers, socio-structural determinants of sexual risk behaviors, the intersection of substance use and mental health, community-based research methods, and trafficking/migration issues.

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