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Dr. Kristin Dunkle

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Dr. Kristin Dunkle

South African Medical Research Council

Dr. Kristin L. Dunkle is a Chief Specialist Scientist in the Gender and Health Research Unit at the SAMRC. Dr. Dunkle is a social epidemiologist who has been working on gender-based violence and health for over 20 years, and has published widely on: connections between intimate partner violence and HIV among both  women and men; links between gender‐based violence, transactional sex, and poverty; intimate partner violence; sexual violence and health among men who have sex with men (MSM) and others in LGBTQIA communities. In addition to extensive research in South Africa, Dr. Dunkle has worked on projects in Swaziland, Rwanda, Zambia, India, China, and the USA. Dr. Dunkle’s training includes a BA summa cum laude in Biology and English from Case Western Reserve University, and an MPH in International Health and a PhD in Epidemiological Sciences both from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. In addition to scientific work on What Works’ programme to develop and evaluate programmes to prevent intimate partner violence, Dr. Dunkle oversees the What Works portfolio on understanding and preventing gender‐based and sexual violence among people living with disabilities in lower and middle income countries (LMICs). | Contact

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