Co-director, UAB Center for AIDS Research (CFAR), Community and Behavioral Science Core
UAB Center for AIDS Research (CFAR)
Dr. Janet Turan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Care Organization and Policy at the UAB School of Public Health. Dr. Turan'smain research interests are in the topic area of maternal and child health (MCH) in low-resource settings of both developing and developed countries. Over the course of her research career, she has used both quantitative and qualitative research methods to examine factors related to the promotion of MCH in diverse settings including Turkey, Jordan, Italy, Eritrea, Kenya, Nigeria, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Egypt, and the United States. She is currently conducting research aiming to reduce the adverse effects of HIV/AIDS on the physical and mental health of pregnant and childbearing women in Kenya, with a special focus on HIV/AIDS stigma and discrimination. In addition, her current research program includes the study of stigma as it relates to a variety of reproductive health conditions/services, including abortion, obstetric fistula, HIV/AIDS, and gender-based violence.