Elanah Uretsky

Elanah Uretsky

Title:
Assistant Professor of Global Health, Anthropology, and International Affairs
Office:
2175 K St., 200
Phone: 202-994-6803
Email:
euretsky@email.gwu.edu

Areas of Expertise

Medical anthropology, HIV/AIDS, gender roles and disease transmission, research methods. Regional focus: China.

Background

Dr. Uretsky is a medical anthropologist interested in the social context of sexual disease, particularly HIV/AIDS in China.

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Current Research

Prof. Uretsky's work highlights the interaction of governance and HIV/AIDS in China and raises awareness of the pivotal role that men, especially "mobile men with money," play in the spread of the epidemic. Her current research focuses on the role governance plays in the development and administration of HIV/AIDS, and the impact on the epidemic of China's climate of male sexuality. Earlier, as a postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Uretsky helped to design a project to survey sex workers in China, with an eye towards launching an intervention that promotes use of the female condom. She has also helped to design a multilateral project to reduce the vulnerability to HIV infection of children orphaned and affected by HIV/AIDS in southwestern China.

Previously, as a postdoctoral fellow, Professor Uretsky helped to design a project to survey sex workers in China, with an eye towards launching an intervention that promotes use of the female condom. She has also helped to design a multilateral project to reduce the vulnerability to HIV infection of children orphaned and affected by HIV/AIDS in southwestern China. - See more at: http://sphhs.gwu.edu/faculty/?employeeID=426#sthash.o2DgowXh.dpuf

Education

Ph.D. 2007, Columbia University
M.A. 2000, Harvard University
M.A. 1997, The George Washington University
B.S. 1990, New York University

Publications

Selected Articles and Book Chapters

2011  Uretsky, E. "The risk of success: cultural determinants of chronic disease and sexually transmitted infections among urban Chinese men," Health Promotion International 26(2): 212-219.

2008  Uretsky, E. " 'Mobile men with money': The socio-cultural and politico-economic context of high-risk behavior among wealthy businessmen and government officials in urban China," Culture, Health, and Sexuality 10 (8):801-14.

2007  Uretsky, E. "Promoting dialogue between anthropologists and NGOs?," Anthropology News 48(9):26..

2003  Uretsky, E. "Research note: The importance of research on male sexuality and masculinity for effective HIV/AIDS prevention programs," Yale-China Health Journal 2: 45-54.

Classes Taught

PubH 6401 (old 332): Comparative Regional Determinants of Public Health
PubH 6410 (340): Global Health Study Design and Ethics
PubH 6411 (341): Public Health Data Collection
PubH 6412 (342): Public Health Data Analysis