Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
2850 Telegraph Avenue, Suite 500
Berkeley, CA 94705-7220
Sophia is a doctoral candidate at UC Berkeley School of Public Health, completing her third year in the Doctor of Public Health program (DrPh). Her dissertation builds on 10 years of experience in sexual health research and programs for special populations, exploring strategies to better connect women injecting drug users (IDU) with available care in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. In addition to her work with CRRJ, Sophia consulates with Pangaea Global AIDS Foundation on two on-going HIV prevention and treatment projects in Tanzania and Zimbabwe. Recent co-authored publications include, “Identifying Programmatic Gaps for Key Populations: Inequities in Harm Reduction Service Utilization between Male and Female Drug Users in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PLOS under review)” and “If, When and How to Tell: A qualitative study of HIV disclosure among young women in Zimbabwe” published in Reproductive Health Matters. Before beginning her DrPH, Sophia worked a senior health education specialist with the Department of Health and Human Services and completed a master’s degree in global health and population with a concentration in women, gender and health at Harvard University.