Dr. Shira Goldenberg (Assistant Professor, School of Public Health, SDSU; Adjunct Faculty, Department of Medicine, UCSD; Research Scientist, Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity) is seeking applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow position focused on quantitative and mixed-methods research addressing sexual and reproductive health inequities among marginalized women and migrant communities.
Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator, the Postdoctoral Research Fellow will work on funded epidemiologic and mixed-methods research focused on quantitative and mixed-methods research addressing sexual and reproductive health inequities among marginalized women and migrant communities. The overall goal of this research is to identify policy and social interventions to ameliorate sexual and reproductive health and HIV-related inequities among migrant women and sex workers.
Candidates with interests in migrant health, social justice and health, and harm reduction, as well as the application of advanced and/or social epidemiologic quantitative methods (e.g., mediation analysis, multi-level modeling, geospatial analysis) and/or mixed-methods are particularly encouraged to apply.
The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will primarily work on the following two ongoing projects led by Dr. Goldenberg:
1. Researching Impacts of Immigration Policy on Reproductive Health Equity among Migrant Women at the Mexico-U.S. border
This community-based, mixed-methods project aims to evaluate the impacts of immigration policies and their enforcement on the sexual and reproductive health needs and care experiences of newly arrived migrant women in the San Diego-Tijuana border region. The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will support oversight of qualitative and quantitative data collection milestones, advance epidemiologic and/or mixed-methods data analyses and publications, support new funding proposals, participate in community engagement, and support translation of findings with diverse stakeholders.
2. An Evaluation of Sex Workers’ Health Access (AESHA)
An ongoing NIDA-funded community-based cohort study examining the impacts of structural interventions (e.g., community empowerment, policing) on sexual and reproductive health, HIV and substance use outcomes among women sex workers in Vancouver, Canada. AESHA is the longest-standing and largest cohort of sex workers in North America, in operation since 2010, and is hosted at the Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity. The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will have opportunities to conduct and collaborate on quantitative analyses, publications, and knowledge translation activities utilizing >12 years’ of detailed cohort data, which include clinical, survey, geospatial, and linked administrative data to evaluate impacts of structural interventions on HIV/STI and sexual health outcomes and access to care.
This is a full-time 12 month position with opportunity for renewal. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and is not eligible for overtime compensation.