SPHHS Dean's Seminar: Dr. Kathryn Derose

UMass Amherst Professor of Health Promotion and Policy Kathryn Derose

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: Virtual via Zoom

NOTE: This event is now being held in a fully remote format. The School of Public Health and Health Sciences welcomes Professor of Health Promotion and Policy Kathryn Derose for the next talk in its Dean's Seminar Series on November 2, 2021, from 5:00-6:00 pm in a virtual format via Zoom. She will deliver a talk titled "Addressing food insecurity among people living with HIV in Latin America: Developing multi-sectoral, sustainable interventions."

This talk with describe mixed-methods research conducted over the past decade with community partners across various Latin American countries to understand the situation of food insecurity and nutrition among people with HIV and effects on HIV treatment outcomes. The work culminated in the development of an integrated urban gardens and peer nutritional counseling intervention, which was recently piloted across two HIV clinics in the Dominican Republic and showed promising results. Next steps include scaling up the intervention and evaluating implementation across a larger number of clinics as well as exploring important mediators of the intervention’s effects.