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Alison Norris, PhD


1841 Neil Ave
Columbus, OH 43210

Phone: (614) 688-3219

Email: norris.570@osu.edu

 

Current OSU Appointments

Assistant Professor, COPH -Division of Epidemiology

Assistant Professor, Infectious Diseases

 

Noteworthy Graduate Narrative

Graduate students working with me (including Kunuwo Fokong, Allahna Esber, Kevin Hachey, Elfu Wilmot, Nisha Rao (COM), and Sarah Garver (CAS)) have been very successful in competing for research funding from both national competitions and OSU research travel grants. Several graduate students with whom I work have helped to create a research platform in Malawi, east Africa and to design a Columbus-based study of Somali Women's Health. The students make important contributions to the research program and gain valuable skills and experience. The majority of my graduate students have published (or have manuscripts under review) in the peer-reviewed literature.

Academic Advising

2012 - present , Ohio State University College of Medicine.
2012 - present Nisha Rao, The Ohio State University. College of Medicine
2013 - present Yiska Weisband, The Ohio State University. Epidemiology
2013 Yiska Weisband, Ohio State University College of Public Health. Graduated 0. (Dissertation Committee Chair)
2015 Ayanna Scott, Ohio State University College of Public Health. Graduated 0. Epidemiology
2015 Kate Friedman, Ohio State University College of Public Health. Graduated 0. Public Health - Sociology
2016 Sarah Perry, Ohio State University College of Public Health. Graduated 0.
2016 Sarah Huber, Ohio State University College of Social Work. Graduated 0. College of Social Work
2016 Shibani Chettri, Ohio State University College of Public Health. Graduated 0.
2016 Nathaniel Bevan, Ohio State University College of Public Health. Graduated 0.
2016 Sarah Huber, Ohio State University College of Social Work. Graduated 0. College of Social Work
2008 - 2009 Clancy Broxton, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Graduated 2009. Expanding Access and Reducing Delays: A Reproductive Health Situation Analysis for Alam Sehat Lestari
2009 - 2010 Allison Prickett, George Washington University School of Public Health. Graduated 2010. Social Norms Surrounding Family Planning in Zanzibar
2011 - 2012 Lyndsay Bottichio, The Ohio State University. Graduated 2012. Veterinary Public Health - Master of Public Health
2011 - 2012 Cara Rice, The Ohio State University. Epidemiology
2012 Laura Drew, The Ohio State University. Graduated 2012. Epidemiology
2012 Laura Drew, The Ohio State University. Graduated 2012. Epidemiology
2012 Causenge Cangin, The Ohio State University. Epidemiology
2012 Caitlin Gerdts, Berkeley University of California. Graduated 2012. Epidemiology
2011 - 2013 Kevin Hachey, The Ohio State University. Graduated 2013. Epidemiology
2011 - 2013 Kevin Hachey, The Ohio State University. Graduated 2013. Epidemiology
2013 Bradley Dougherty, The Ohio State University. Graduated 2013. College of Optometry
2012 - 2014 Kelci Haydocy, Ohio State University College of Public Health. Graduated 2014. Epidemiology
2012 - 2014 Kelci Haydocy, Ohio State University College of Public Health. Graduated 2014. Epidemiology
2012 - 2014 Korbin Smith, The Ohio State University. Graduated 2014. Health Sciences
2012 - 2014 Sarah Garver, The Ohio State University. Graduated 2014. Sociology
2013 - 2014 Divya Vohra, Berkeley University of California. Graduated 2014. Epidemiology
2013 - 2014 Elfua Wilmot, Ohio State University College of Public Health. Graduated 2014. Epidemiology
2013 - 2014 Gillian Clary, The Ohio State University. Graduated 2014. Veterinary Public Health - Master of Public Health
2013 - 2014 Cara Rice, The Ohio State University. Graduated 2014. Epidemiology
2013 - 2014 Efua Wilmot, The Ohio State University. Graduated 2014. Epidemiology
2013 - 2015 Jaime Iten, The Ohio State University. Graduated 2015. Epidemiology
2013 - 2015 Amber Vasquez, Ohio State University College of Public Health. Graduated 2015. Program for Experienced Professionals
2013 - 2015 Amber Vasquez, The Ohio State University. Graduated 2015. Program for Experienced Professionals
2013 - 2015 Jessica Solomon, The Ohio State University. Graduated 2015. Veterinary Public Health - Master of Public Health
2013 - 2015 Jaime Iten, The Ohio State University. Graduated 2015. Epidemiology
2014 - 2015 Melissa Wiles, Ohio State University College of Public Health. Graduated 2015. Public Health - Sociology
2014 - 2015 Celia Wright, The Ohio State University. Graduated 2015. Public Health - Sociology
2014 - 2015 Niraj Wagh, The Ohio State University. Graduated 2015. Mathmatics Department - Mathematical Biology
2014 - 2015 Melissa Wiles, The Ohio State University. Graduated 0. Public Health - Sociology
2014 - 2015 Emily Nutt, The Ohio State University. Graduated 2015. Veterinary Public Health - Master of Public Health
2014 - 2015 Eva Fabian, The Ohio State University. Graduated 2015. Epidemiology
2013 - 2016 Allahna Esber, The Ohio State University. Graduated 2016. Epidemiology (Dissertation Committee Chair)
2013 - 2016 Allahna Esber, The Ohio State University. Graduated 2016. Epidemiology
2014 - 2016 Sarah Garver, The Ohio State University. Graduated 0. Sociology
2014 - 2016 Amanda Blackett, Ohio State University College of Public Health. Graduated 2016. Epidemiology
2014 - 2016 Trent Daugherty, Ohio State University College of Public Health. Graduated 2016. Epidemiology
2014 - 2016 Amanda Blackett, Ohio State University College of Public Health. Graduated 2016. Epidemiology
2014 - 2016 Trent Daugherty, Ohio State University College of Public Health. Graduated 2016. Epidemiology
2015 - 2016 Duna Alkhalaileh, Ohio State University College of Public Health. Graduated 2016. Epidemiology
2015 - 2016 Gabby Glenn, Ohio State University College of Public Health. Graduated 2016. Health Behavior & Health Promotion
2015 - 2016 Hillary Kapa, Ohio State University College of Public Health. Graduated 2016. Health Behavior & Health Promotion
 

Conferences

Norris, AN. "Intimate partner violence and STIs among Tanzanian sugar plantation residents." Proceedings of International Conference on Gender-based Violence and Sexual and Reproductive Health. (February 2010). 499-514.

Coast E, Norris A, Moore A, Freeman E. "Trajectories to abortion and abortion-related care: a conceptual framework." In IUSSP working papers. (July 2014). n/a-.

Norris A, Hemed M, Casterline J. "Fears of unwanted pregnancy versus fears of unsafe abortion: A qualitative community-based study with women who terminated pregnancies in Zanzibar, Tanzania." In IUSSP working papers. (July 2014). n/a-.

 

Degrees

1994 B.A., Yale University

2006 Ph.D., Yale University School of Epidemiology and Public Health

2008 M.D., Yale University School of Medicine

2011 None Indicated, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

 

Editorial Activities

2008 - present AIDS and Behavior
2009 - present Journal of Adolescence
2009 - present Sexually Transmitted Infections
2011 - present Reproductive Health
2011 - present Culture, Health and Sexuality
2012 - present Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology
2013 - present American Ethnologist
2013 - present Global Public Health
2014 - present Demographic Research
2015 Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
2015 Contraception
2015 Sexual Health
2016 - present Sexually Transmitted Diseases
2016 Social Science and Medicine
2017 - present Studies in Family Planning
 

Honors

1994 Saybrook College Master's Prize for outstanding leadership. Saybrook College.
1994 - 1995 Howland Fellowship for public service in Tanzania. Yale College.
1999 - 2008 Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) Scholarship for MD/PhD training. Yale University School of Medicine.
2004 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertations Abroad Fellowship. Fulbright-Hays.
2005 Pre-Doctoral Training Fellowship. Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS, NIMH.
2008 MD/PhD Alumni Prize. Yale Medical School.
2009 Judges Award, Best poster presentation. International Conference on Gender-based Violence and Sexual and Reproductive Health, Mumbai, India.
2015 - present Top Scientific Poster Award, Second Place. Society of Family Planning.
 

Journal Articles

Yach D, Skov Jensen M, Norris A, Evans T. "Promoting equity in health." Promotion & education. Vol. 5, no. 2. (June 1998.): 7-.

Evans T, Adams A, Mohammed R, and Norris A. "Demystifying nonparticipation in microcredit: A population-based analysis." WORLD DEVELOPMENT. Vol. 27, no. 2. (February 1999.): 419-430.

Norris A, Kitali A, Worby E. "Alcohol and transactional sex: How risky is the mix?." SOCIAL SCIENCE & MEDICINE. Vol. 69, no. 8. (October 2009.): 1167-1176.

Gipson JD, Becker D. Mishtal J, Norris A. "Conducting Collaborative Abortion Research in International Settings." WOMENS HEALTH ISSUES. Vol. 21, no. 3. (May 2011.): S58-S62.

Norris A, Bessett D, Steinberg J, Kavanaugh M, De Zordo S, Becker D. "Abortion Stigma: A Reconceptualization of Constituents, Causes, and Consequences." WOMENS HEALTH ISSUES. Vol. 21, no. 3. (May 2011.): S49-S54.

Norris A and Worby E. "The sexual economy of a sugar plantation: privatization and social welfare in northern Tanzania." American Ethnologist. Vol. 39, no. 2. (May 2012.): 354-370.

Norris A, Jackson A, Khoshnood K. "Exploring the Ethics of Observational Research: The Case of an HIV Study in Tanzania.." AMERICAN JOURNAL OF BIOETHICS PRIMARY RESEARCH. Vol. 3, no. 4. (January 2012.): 30-39.

Norris A, Worby E. "The sexual economy of a sugar plantation: Privatization and social welfare in northern Tanzania." AMERICAN ETHNOLOGIST. Vol. 39, no. 2. (May 2012.): 354-370.

Gallo M, Norris A, Turner AN. "Female condoms: new choices, old questions." The Lancet Global Health. Vol. 1, no. 3. (September 2013.): e119-e120.

Turner AN, Paul P, Norris A. "Limited benefit of repeating a sensitive question in a cross-sectional sexual health study." BMC Medical Research Methodology. Vol. 13, (March 2013.): 34-.

Kavanaugh M, Besset D, Littman L, Norris A. "Connecting knowledge about abortion and sexual and reproductive health to belief about abortion restrictions: findings from an online survey." Women's Health Issues. Vol. 23, no. 4. (July 2013.): e239-e247.

Turner AN, Paul P, Norris A. "Limited benefit of repeating a sensitive question in a cross-sectional sexual health study." BMC MEDICAL RESEARCH METHODOLOGY. Vol. 13, (March 2013.): 34-.

Gallo M, Norris A, Turner AN. "Female condoms: new choices, old questions." LANCET GLOBAL HEALTH. Vol. 1, no. 3. (September 2013.): ( IF: 10.04 )-.

Kavanaugh M, Bessett D, Littman L, Norris A. "Connecting knowledge about abortion and sexual and reproductive health to belief about abortion restrictions: findings from an online survey.." Women's health issues. Vol. 23, no. 4. (July 2013.): e239-47.

Rice C*, Gallo M, Hobbs M, Lynch C, Norris A, Davis J, Fields K, Ervin M, Turner AN. "Prostate-Specific Antigen is Unlikely to Be a Suitable Biomarker of Semen Exposure From Recent Unprotected Receptive Anal Intercourse in Men Who Have Sex With Men." SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES. Vol. 41, no. 6. (June 2014.): 377-379.

Esber* A, Foraker R, Norris A. "Partner approval and intention to use contraception among women presenting for post-abortion care at Mnazi Mmoja Hospital, Zanzibar." Contraception. Vol. 90, no. 1. (July 2014.): 23-8.

Rice* C, Gallo M, Hobbs M, Lynch C, Norris A, Davis J, Fields K, Ervin M, Turner AN. "Prostate-Specific Antigen as a biomarker of recent receptive anal intercourse in men who have sex with men." Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Vol. 41, no. 6. (June 2014.): 377-9.

Esber A*, Foraker R, Hemed M, Norris A. "Partner approval and intention to use contraception among Zanzibari women presenting for post-abortion care." CONTRACEPTION. Vol. 90, no. 1. (July 2014.): 23-28.

Haydocy K*, Yotebieng M, Norris A. "Restavek children in context: Wellbeing compared to other Haitian children." CHILD ABUSE & NEGLECT. Vol. 50, (December 2015.): 42-48.

Yotebieng M, Norris A, Chalachala JL, Matumona Y, Nku D, Behets F. ". "Fertility desires, unmet need for family planning, and unwanted pregnancies among HIV-infected women in care in Kinshasa, DR Congo.." The Pan African medical journal. Vol. 20, (January 2015.): 235-?.

Dieckmann N, Peters E, Baker D, Leon J, Benavides M, Norris A. "The role of objective numeracy and fluid intelligence in sex-related protective behaviors." Current HIV Research Special Issue: Improving Communication of Risks about Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Vol. 13, (May 2015.): 337-46 ( IF: 1.757 ).

Curtis A, Ye X, Hachey K, Bourdeaux M, Norris, A. "A space-time analysis of the WikiLeaks Afghan War Diary: a resource for analyzing the conflict-health nexus." International Journal of Health Geographics. Vol. 14, (October 2015.): .-.

Caster M*, Norris A, Butao C, Carr Reese P, Chemey E, Phuka J, Turner A. "Assessing the acceptability, feasibility, and effectiveness of a tablet-based cervical cancer educational intervention." JOURNAL OF CANCER EDUCATION. Vol. n/a, (December 2015.): n/a-.

Rice C*, Norris A, Davis J, Lynch C, Fields K, Ervin M, Turner AN. "Body image and sexually transmissible infection prevalence among men who have sex with men." Sexual Health. Vol. n/a, (July 2015.): .-.

Bessett D, Gerdts C, Littman L, Kavanaugh M, Norris A.. "Does State-Level Context Matter for Individual’s Knowledge about Abortion, Legality, and Health? Challenging the “Red States v. Blue States� Hypothesis." Culture, Health and Sexuality. Vol. TBD, (January 2015.): online first ( IF: 1.634 )-.

Pritt N*, Norris A, Berlan E. "Barriers and Facilitators to Adolescents' Use of Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives.." JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC AND ADOLESCENT GYNECOLOGY. Vol. 30, (July 2016.): 47-52.

Rao N*, Esber A, Turner A, Chilewani J, Banda V, Norris A. "The impact of joint partner decision making on obstetric choices and outcomes among Malawian women.." INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GYNAECOLOGY AND OBSTETRICS. Vol. 135, no. 1. (October 2016.): 61-64.

Norris A, Decker M, Weisband J, Hindin M. "Reciprocal physical intimate partner violence is associated with prevalent STI/HIV among male Tanzanian migrant workers: a cross-sectional study." Sexually Transmitted Infections. Vol. accepted for publication, (November 2016.): ( 3.015 )-.

Norris A, Weisband J, Wiles M, Ickovics J. "Migrant workers at increased risk for prevalent HIV, HSV-2 and syphilis." International Journal of STD and AIDS. Vol. n/a, (November 2016.): ( 1.000 )-.

Wilmot E*, Yotebieng M, Norris A. "Using the three-delay model to understand causes of neonatal deaths in Rwanda." Maternal and Child Health Journal. Vol. accepted for publication, (December 2016.): ( 1.917 )-.

Esber A, Turner A, Mopiwa G, Norris A. "Intravaginal practices among a cohort of rural Malawian women." SEXUAL HEALTH. Vol. 13, no. 3. (January 2016.): 275-280.

Berlan E, Pritt N, Norris A. "Pediatricians’ Attitudes and Beliefs about Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives Influence Counseling." Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. Vol. n/a, (September 2016.): ( 1.683 )-.

Esber A*, Rao N, Norris A, Carr Reese P, Kandodo J, Nampendi P, Jumbe E, Turner A. "Intravaginal practices and prevalence of sexual and reproductive tract infections among women in rural Malawi." Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Vol. 43, no. 12. (December 2016.): 750-755.( 3.401 ).

Rice C, Turner A, Mtweve S, Norris A. "Self-Esteem and Risky Behaviors Among Residents of a Tanzanian Sugar Plantation: A Brief Report." INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SEXUAL HEALTH. Vol. 28, no. 3. (January 2016.): 251-257.

Norris A, Harrington B, Grossman D, Hemed M, Hindin M. "Abortion experiences among Zanzibari women: a chain-referral sampling study." REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH. Vol. 13, (March 2016.): 23-.

Norris A, Hachey K, Curtis A, Bourdeaux M. "Crippling Violence: Conflict and Incident Polio in Afghanistan." PLOS ONE. Vol. 11, no. 3. (March 2016.): e0149074-.

Esber A*, McRee A, Turner A, Phuka J, Norris A. "Factors influencing Malawian women's willingness to self-collect samples for human papillomavirus testing.." JOURNAL OF FAMILY PLANNING AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE. Vol. N/A, (March 2016.): N/A-.

Rice C, Lynch C, Norris A, Davis J, Fields K, Ervin M, Turner A. "Group Sex and Prevalent Sexually Transmitted Infections Among Men Who Have Sex with Men." ARCHIVES OF SEXUAL BEHAVIOR. Vol. 45, no. 6. (August 2016.): 1411-1419.

Loewenberg Weisband Y, Gallo M, Klebanoff M, Shoben A, Norris AH. "Progression of care among women who use a midwife for prenatal care: Who remains in midwife care?." Birth. Vol. accepted for publication, (July 2017.): n/a-.

Norris A, Worby E. "The sexual economy of sugar: AIDS and privatization on a Tanzanian plantation." AMERICAN ETHNOLOGIST. -.

Norris A, Jackson A, Khoshnood K. "Exploring the ethics of observational research: The case of an HIV study in Tanzania." AMERICAN JOURNAL OF BIOETHICS PRIMARY RESEARCH. -.

 

Reference Works

September 2006 Norris, AN."Relationship power as predictor of HIV/STI and condom use among men and women in a Tanzanian sugar plantation" Toronto.
September 2009 Norris, AN."Contraceptive use among women on a Tanzanian sugar plantation" New York.
September 2011 Norris A, Prickett A, Beckham S, Harrington B, Hindin M."Overcoming barriers to contraceptive use in Zanzibar, Tanzania" New York.
September 2013 Bessett D, Norris A, Littman L, Kavanaugh M."Knowledge about Abortion in 'Red,' 'Blue,' and 'Purple' States: Examining the relationship between state-level political contexts and individual knowledge about abortion" New York.
June 2014 Rice C, Davis J, Norris A, Lynch C, Fields K, Ervin M, Turner, A.."BODY IMAGE AND ANONYMOUS SEX AMONG MEN WHO HAVE SEX WITH MEN (MSM)." London.
September 2014 Littman L Esber A, Kavanaugh M, Bessett D, Norris A."Does the source matter? The association between individuals’ trusted information source and reproductive health knowledge" New York.
October 2015 Norris A, Pritt N, Berlan E."Pediatrician attitudes and beliefs about long-acting reversible contraceptive methods may influence counseling" New York.
October 2015 Norris A, Bessett D, Esber A, Littman L, Serpico J, Kavanaugh M."Do the know-it-alls actually know? Comparing perceived and assessed knowledge of sexual and reproductive health among US adults" New York.
October 2015 Norris A, Pritt N, Berlan E."Provision of long-acting reversible contraceptive methods by pediatricians" New York.
October 2016 Huber S, Esber A, Garver S, Norris A."Do Ambivalence and indifference about pregnancy influence contraceptive use in rural Malawi?" New York.

Presentations

"Effectiveness of a female condom intervention." Presented at Graduate Research Conference in African Studies, Boston, MA. (March 1999)

"Service delivery assessment of a female condom intervention in Kenya." Presented at American Public Health Association, Boston, MA. (November 2000)

"Making ends meet: An epidemiologic and ethnographic study of poverty, sexuality and HIV on a sugar plantation in Northern Tanzania." Presented at Yale’s Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS, Biostatistics and Methodology Working Group, New Haven, CT. (January 2003)

"Balancing life and livelihood on a Tanzanian sugar plantation." Presented at Yale University's Agrarian Studies Graduate Student Colloquium, New Haven, CT. (April 2003)

"Sweet Sorrow: HIV/AIDS and the privatised calculus of death in the sexual economy of a Tanzanian sugar plantation." Presented at For workshop: Life and Death in a Time of AIDS: The Southern African Experience, Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, ZA|ZAF. (October 2004)

"Sex, Sugar and Society: Understanding HIV risk on a Tanzanian plantation." Presented at Yale’s Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS, International Research Core Seminar Series, New Haven, CT. (May 2005)

"Secret Business: Sex and HIV in a Tanzanian sugar plantation." Presented at Yale Anthropology Department’s Ethnography and Social Theory Colloquium, New Haven, CT. (April 2005)

"Sex and society." Presented at Grand Rounds presentation to the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical School, Moshi, TZ|TZA. (July 2006)

"Contraception and abortion in Zanzibar, Tanzania." Presented at International Conference on Family Planning, Kampala, UG|UGA. (November 2009)

"Intimate partner violence and sexually transmitted infections among men and women in a Tanzanian sugar plantation." Presented at International Conference on Gender-based Violence and Sexual and Reproductive Health, Mumbai, IN|IND. (February 2009)

"Abortion in Zanzibar, Tanzania: Negotiating health, morality and society." Presented at National Abortion Federation annual meeting, . (April 2010)

"Conceptualizing abortion stigma: A multi-level approach." Presented at Social Scientists Networking Meeting, Portland, OR. (April 2010)

"Unwanted pregnancy and abortion in Zanzibar, Tanzania." Presented at Meetings with key stakeholders in Zanzibar, . (June 2010)

"The influence of social norms on family planning use and acceptability in Zanzibar, Tanzania." Presented at Meetings with key stakeholders in Zanzibar, Zanzibar, TZ|TZA. (March 2010)

"Kuzaa shida, kutoa shida: Dilemmas of unwanted pregnancy in Zanzibar, Tanzania." Presented at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health Research Day, Baltimore, MD. (May 2010)

"Reproductive Health Services and Prevention in Sub-Saharan Africa." Presented at Population Association of America meetings, Washington, DC. (August 2011)

"The story I’ll never forget: How Zanzibari reproductive health care providers think about their patients, illegal abortion, and their roles." Presented at Social Scientists Networking Meeting, Chicago, IL. (April 2011)

"Conducting Infectious Disease Epidemiologic Research: Secrets, Sex and STIs in Tanzania." Presented at OSU's Colleges of Public Health and Medicine, Columbus, OH. (April 2011)

"Overcoming Barriers to Contraceptive Use in Zanzibar Tanzania." Presented at Forum for Family Planning, Washington DC. (September 2011)

"Research across fields: Investigating sexually transmitted infectious diseases among Tanzanian plantation workers." Presented at OSU's College of Medicine, Columbus, OH. (February 2011)

"Inconceivable conception: Social unacceptability of sexual intercourse and contraceptive use among unmarried women in Zanzibar, Tanzania." Presented at International Conference on Family Planning, Dakar, SN|SEN. (November 2011)

"New Research and Strategies to Address Abortion Stigma." Presented at Abortion Care Network workshop, Arlington, VA. (May 2012)

"Faculty Panel on HIV/AIDS." Presented at OSU's Global Health Initiative Spring Summit, Columbus, OH. (May 2012)

"Commentary on "The history and ethics of malaria eradication and control campaigns in Tropical Africa," by Jim Webb." Presented at OSU's Center for Historical Research Program in Health, Disease, and Environment in World History, Columbus, OH. (May 2012)

"Inconceivable Conceptions: Perceptions of pregnancy risk among unmarried Zanzibari women." Presented at The University of Cincinnati Sociology Department's 2012-2013 Colloquium, Cincinnati, OH. (October 2012)

"What does abortion stigma look like?." Presented at Engaging Tradition and Stigma: Divergent Trends in Reproductive and Sexual Rights, Columbia Law School, New York, NY. (May 2012)

"Polio eradication in modern conflict zones: A case study in Afghanistan." Presented at OSU's Public Health Preparedness for Infectious Diseases Annual Member Meeting, Columbus, OH. (April 2012)

"Systematic Error in Measures of Induced Abortion Related Post Abortion Care in Zanzibar, Tanzania: A multiple bias analysis." Presented at Population Association of America Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. (April 2013)

"Knowledge about abortion compared to knowledge about contraception, pregnancy and birth." Presented at National Abortion Federation annual meeting, Philadelphia, PA. (April 2013)

"Building a career in Global Health." Presented at OSU's College of Medicine International Health Interest Group, Columbus, OH. (February 2013)

"In Partnership to Reverse the Cycle: From Poverty and Illness to Wealth and Health." Presented at Child Legacy International Board of Directors, Houston, TX. (March 2013)

"Saving forests with a stethoscope." Presented at International Population, Health, and Environment Conference, Addis Ababa, ET|ETH. (November 2013)

"A qualitative community-based study with women who terminated pregnancies in Zanzibar, Tanzania." Presented at Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA. (October 2013)

"Health Reform and Community Health." Presented at OSU's CCTS Annual Research Meeting, Columbus, OH. (May 2013)

"Polio eradication in modern conflict zones: A case study in Afghanistan." Presented at OSU's Medical School Global Health Research, Columbus, OH. (September 2013)

"Social unacceptability of sexual intercourse and contraceptive use among unmarried women in Zanzibar, Tanzania." Presented at Tanzanian National Family Planning Conference, Dar es Salaam, TZ|TZA. (October 2013)

"The Role of Decision Making in the Prevention and Treatment of Infectious Diseases." Presented at OSU's Center for Microbial Interface Biology Annual Retreat, Columbus, OH. (April 2013)

"Partner disapproval and intention to use contraception among women presenting for post abortion care at Mnazi Mmoja Hospital, Zanzibar." Presented at Tanzanian National Family Planning Conference, Dar es Salaam, TZ|TZA. (October 2013)

"Partner disapproval and intention to use contraception among women presenting for post abortion care at Mnazi Mmoja Hospital, Zanzibar.." Presented at International Conference on Family Planning, Addis Ababa, ET|ETH. (November 2013)

"Knowledge about Abortion in “Red,� “Blue,� and “Purple� States: Examining the Relationship Between State-Level Political Contexts and Individual Knowledge about Abortion." Presented at North American Forum on Family Planning, San Francisco, CA. (October 2013)

"Epidemiological research in Malawi." Presented at International Global Women's Health Leadership Forum, Baylor Colelge of Medicine, Houston, TX. (March 2014)

"Body Image and Anonymous Sex Among Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM)." Presented at National STD Prevention Conference, Atlanta, GA. (June 2014)

"Engaging diverse communities: African research contexts.." Presented at “Tools of the Trade” Panel for OSU’s Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Columbus, OH. (February 2014)

"Gender, Power, and the Risk of Spontaneous or Induced Abortion in Zanzibar, Tanzania: A Causal Inference Approach." Presented at Population Association of America Annual Meeting, Boston, MA. (May 2014)

"Sexual and Reproductive Health Decision Making in Rural Malawi." Presented at Michigan State University, Eye on Africa seminar series, East Lansing, MI. (February 2014)

"Measuring constrained choices: Sexual and reproductive health decision making among rural Malawians." Presented at OSU's Institute for Popluation Research Seminar Series, Columbus, OH. (March 2014)

"Contraception use threatens and preserves marriageability and marital stability: Evidence from a qualitative study in rural Malawi." Presented at Population Association of America Annual Meeting, Boston, MA. (May 2014)

"Fears of unwanted pregnancy versus fears of unsafe abortion: A qualitative community-based study with women who terminated pregnancies in Zanzibar, Tanzania.." Presented at International Union for the Scientific Study of Population seminar on Decision-making regarding abortion—determinants and consequences, Nanyuki, KE|KEN. (June 2014)

"Intended sexual behaviors reported by MSM differ significantly by HIV serostatus." Presented at American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. (November 2014)

"Does the source matter? The association between individuals’ trusted information source and reproductive health knowledge." Presented at North American Forum on Family Planning, Miami, FL. (October 2014)

"Does State-Level Context Matter for Individual’s Knowledge about Abortion, Legality, and Health? Challenging the “Red State� v. Blue States� Hypothesis." Presented at American Sociological Association annual meetings, San Francisco, CA. (August 2014)

"Measuring constrained choices: Sexual and reproductive health decision making among rural Malawians." Presented at University of Witwatersrand Reproductive Health & HIV Institute, Johannesburg, South Africa. (September 2014)

"Community Awareness Regarding Obstetric Vesicovaginal Fistula in Rural Malawi." Presented at Malawi College of Medicine/National AIDS Commission Annual Research Dissemination Conference, Lilongwe, Malawi. (November 2014)

". Assessing the acceptability, feasibility, and effectiveness of a tablet-based educational intervention on cervical cancer." Presented at Malawi College of Medicine/National AIDS Commission Annual Research Dissemination Conference, Lilongwe, Malawi. (November 2014)

"High self-reported rates of HIV testing and partner disclosure in rural Lilongwe District." Presented at Malawi College of Medicine/National AIDS Commission Annual Research Dissemination Conference, Lilongwe, Malawi. (November 2014)

"Provision of long acting reversible contraception by pediatricians." Presented at North American Forum on Family Planning, Chicago, IL. (November 2015)

"Pediatrician attitudes and beliefs about long-acting reversible contraception influence counseling." Presented at North American Forum on Family Planning, Chicago, IL. (November 2015)

"Numeracy, Decision Making and Women’s Health." Presented at Ohio State University’s Center for Women’s Health Seminar Series, Columbus. (May 2015)

"Assessing Malawian women’s willingness to self-collect vaginal samples for human papilloma virus (HPV) testing." Presented at Association for Translational and Clinical Science annual meeting, Washington, DC. (April 2015)

"Unwanted pregnancy in Zanzibari women: Weighing fears of abortion against consequences of birth." Presented at American Sociological Association annual meeting, Chicago, IL. (August 2015)

"Ideologies, sexualities, and reproduction in the Global South." Presented at American Sociological Association annual meeting, Chicago, IL. (August 2015)

"Decision-making competencies and HIV/STI risk in a Malawian cohort." Presented at Ohio State University’s PHPID Annual Member Meeting, Columbus. (May 2015)

"Sex differences in HIV knowledge, testing behaviors, and decision making influences in rural Malawi." Presented at The International Society for Sexually Transmitted Diseases Research Meeting, Brisbane, Australia. (September 2015)

"Are Intravaginal Practices Associated with Precancerous Lesions and HPV Infection?." Presented at The International Society for Sexually Transmitted Diseases Research Meeting, Brisbane, Australia. (September 2015)

"Intravaginal practices among rural Malawian women." Presented at The International Society for Sexually Transmitted Diseases Research Meeting, . (November 2015)

"Community-Acquired Urinary Tract Infections Among Reproductive-Aged Women in Rural Malawi: A Cross-Sectional Study." Presented at Malawi College of Medicine Annual Research Dissemination Conference, Blantyre, Malawi. (November 2015)

"Collaborative Epidemiologic Research in Malawi: UTHA Study Design and Baseline Findings." Presented at OSU’s First Annual Symposium on International Scholarship, . (February 2015)

"A Scarcity Mindset and Sexual Health Decision Making in Malawi." Presented at The International Society for Sexually Transmitted Diseases Research Meeting, Brisbane, Australia. (September 2015)

"Do the know-it-alls actually know? Comparing perceived and assessed knowledge of sexual and reproductive health among US adults." Presented at North American Forum on Family Planning, Chicago, IL. (November 2015)

"A Scarcity Mindset and Sexual Health Decision Making in Malawi." Presented at Malawi College of Medicine Annual Research Dissemination Conference, Blantyre, Malawi. (November 2015)

"Measuring Individual Uncertainty and Fertility Preferences among Vulnerable Populations in Rural Malawi." Presented at Population Association of America annual meeting, San Diego, CA. (May 2015)

"Trajectories to abortion and abortion-related care: a conceptual framework." Presented at Population Association of America annual meeting, San Diego, CA. (May 2015)

"An Investigation of the Relationship Between Autonomy, Childbirth Practices, and Obstetric Fistula Among Women in Rural Lilongwe District, Malawi." Presented at Malawi College of Medicine Annual Research Dissemination Conference, Blantyre, Malawi. (November 2015)

"Community Awareness Regarding Obstetric Vesicovaginal Fistula in Rural Malawi." Presented at Baylor College of Medicine International Colloquium, Houston, TX. (March 2015)

"Agree to Disagree: Dyadic Concordance and Understanding of Desire to Use Contraception in Malawi." Presented at Population Association of America annual meeting, Washington, DC. (April 2016)

"Umoyo wa Thanzi: Investigating Sexual and Reproductive Health Decision Making." Presented at Frontiers of Longitudinal Research in Malawi: Informing Health and Family Policies after the Peak of the AIDS Epidemic Conference, . (March 2016)

"Evaluating the accuracy of a low cost diagnostic test for susceptible and drug resistant tuberculosis.." Presented at Malawi College of Medicine Annual Research Dissemination Conference, Blantyre, Malawi. (September 2016)

"Validity and acceptability of self-collected samples for HPV testing in rural Malawi: Findings from a clinic-based feasibility study." Presented at Malawi College of Medicine Annual Research Dissemination Conference, Blantyre, Malawi. (September 2016)

"A Role for Joint Decision-Making in Obstetric Care: Findings from Lilongwe District, Malawi." Presented at Population Association of America annual meeting, Washington, DC. (April 2016)

"Assessment of Barriers and Motivators for Contraceptive Use Among Users and Non-Users." Presented at Population Association of America annual meeting, Washington, DC. (March 2016)

"Physical intimate partner violence is associated with adverse birth outcomes." Presented at Malawi College of Medicine Annual Research Dissemination Conference, Blantyre, Malawi. (September 2016)

"Polygamy and Monogamy with Extramarital Partners Are Associated with Negative Sexual Health Outcomes Among Married Malawian Women." Presented at National STD Prevention Conference, Atlanta, GA. (September 2016)

 

Professional Activities

present Training on Ethical Research with Human Subjects. Training seminar presented to the staff of the McGuire Wellness Center, Child Legacy International, Malawi.
2009 Advocacy Day. Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health.
 

Unpublished Works

Thomas R*, Norris A, Gallo M. Anti-legal attitude among abortion patients in the U.S.. June 2016.

Alkhalaileh D*, Hayford S, Norris A, Gallo M.. Prevalence and Attitudes on Female Genital Cutting in Egypt since Criminalization. June 2016.

Esber A*, Norris A, Jumbe E, Kandodo J, Nampandeni P, Turner A. Validity and acceptability of self-collected samples for HPV testing in rural Malawi: Findings from a clinic-based feasibility study. October 2016.

Norris A, Bessett D, Esber A, Littman L, Serpico J, Kavanaugh M. Perceived and assessed knowledge of sexual and reproductive health among US adults. December 2016.

Rao N*, Turner A, Harrington B, Nampandeni P, Banda V, Norris A. Intimate partner violence is correlated with miscarriage, stillbirth, and neonatal death in rural Malawi. July 2016.

Kaplan J*, Kandodo J, Sclafani J, Raine S, Blumenthal-Barby J, Norris A, Turner A, Chemey E, Beckham J, Khan Z, Chunda R. An Investigation of the Relationship Between Autonomy, Childbirth Practices, and Obstetric Fistula Among Women in Rural Lilongwe District, Malawi. July 2016.

Loewenberg Weisband Y*, Gallo M, Klebanoff M, Shoben A, Norris A. Who uses a midwife for prenatal care and for birth in the US? A secondary analysis of Listening to Mothers III. November 2016.

Norris A, Turner A, Casterline J, Peters E, Shoben A, Kwiek J, Phuka J. Cohort Profile: Umoyo wa Thanzi (UTHA). January 0.

Drew L*, Tang J, Norris A, Carr Reese P, Wilkinson J. Schistosomiasis among obstetric fistula patients in Lilongwe, Malawi. June 2016.

Norris A, Harrington B, Chemey E, Phuka J, Esber A, Kwiek J, Turner A. Gender differences in self-reported rates of HIV testing and partner disclosure in Malawi.

Rao N*, Esber A, Turner A, Mowpia G, Banda J, Norris A. Infertility and self-rated health among Malawian women. September 2015.

Garver S*, Norris A. Contraceptive Use and the Pursuit of Marriage and Education in Rural Malawi: Adolescents’ Dilemmas..

Norris A, Pritt N, Berlan E. Can pediatricians provide long acting reversable contraceptioni?. November 2016.

Huber S*, Rao N, Huber S, Garver S, Banda V, Norris A. Ambivalence and indifference to pregnancy prevention amongst Malawian women. April 2016.

Norris A, Kuder M, Esber A, Shoben A, Garver S, Turner A. Agree to disagree: Dyadic concordance and understanding of motivation to use contraception in Malawi. January 0.

Norris A, Garver S, Shoben A, Caterline J. Barriers and facilitators for contraceptive use among women with met and unmet contraceptive need. January 0.

Norris A, Rao N, Huber S, Garver S, M’bwerazino S, Kandodo J, Turner A. Scarcity mindset and reproductive health in rural Malawi. January 0.

Coast E, Norris A, Moore A, Freeman E. Trajectories to abortion and abortion-related care: a conceptual framework. January 0.

Norris A, Hemed M, Casterline J.. Unwanted pregnancy among Zanzibari women: Stigma and fears about abortion versus unwanted birth: A qualitative community-based study.

Wiles M*, Gallo M, Norris A. Social Capital, High-Risk Sexual Behaviors, and Sexually Transmitted Infections among Agricultural Plantation Residents in Tanzania. December 2016.