Addressing Hard-to-Reach Populations & Sensitive Topics

PopFam Monday Seminar
11:30 am
12:45 pm
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Sabina Hirshfield, PhD
Sabina Hirshfield, Principal Research Scientist, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Seminar Series
The Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health
Public Health Research Methods Certificate
Mailman School Students, Faculty and Staff
Topics to be covered during the talk will include describing hard-to-reach populations, current “reach” challenges, various recruitment strategies, discussion on sensitive topics by survey mode, validation of certain sensitive topics, and future directions in recruitment and research.

Bio: Sabina Hirshfield, PhD
Dr. Hirshfield is a Principal Research Scientist in the STAR Program at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, where she conducts NIH-funded eHealth HIV prevention studies with sexual and gender minority populations. Her work has focused on reducing HIV transmission risk behaviors with video- and message-based interventions. Her current focus is on biomedical HIV prevention strategies, including home collection of dried blood spots for lab-quantified HIV testing and viral load. Dr. Hirshfield earned her PhD in Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health.


Margaret Kramer