Assistant Professor of Global Health, Anthropology, and International Affairs
950 New Hampshire Ave. 411
Areas of Expertise
Medical anthropology, HIV/AIDS, gender roles and disease transmission, research methods. Regional focus: China.
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.
Ph.D. 2007, Columbia University
M.A. 2000, Harvard University
M.A. 1997, The George Washington University
B.S. 1990, New York University
2016 Uretsky, E. Occupational Hazards: Sex, Business, and HIV in Post-Mao China. Redwood City, CA: Stanford University Press.
Selected Articles and Book Chapters
2015 Uretsky, E. "Sex — It's Not Only Women's Work: A Case for Refocusing on the Functional Role that Sex Plays in Work for Both Women and Men," Critical Public Health 25(1): 78-88.
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.
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
Last updated May 12, 2016