Shari Dworkin // The Promises & Limitations of Gender-Transformative Health Programming with Men: Critical Reflections from the Field

Shari Dworkin FlyerMarch 31, 2015 — Since the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo, researchers and practitioners have been trying to shift health programming with men from gender-neutral to more gender-sensitive—and transformative.In this lecture UC San Francisco Professor Dr. Shari Dworkin discussed how social science has contributed to gender-transformative global health interventions with men. She assessed the empirical evidence, examine challenges and limitations and made recommendations for future work in this thriving interdisciplinary area of study. This talk was co-hosted by the USC Institute for Global Health, USC Program on Global Health & Human Rights, USC Dornsife Gender Studies Program and USC Dornsife Center for Feminist Research.

Shari Dworkin

Professor & Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
UC San Francisco School of Nursing

Shari L. Dworkin, Ph.D., M.S., is a professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences and associate dean for academic affairs at the University of California, San Francisco School of Nursing. She is affiliated faculty at the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies and in the Global Health Sciences Master’s Program at UCSF. She is a founding member and co-deputy director of the UC Global Health Institute Center of Expertise on Women’s Empowerment and Health (UCGHI WHE COE). Her research interests are focused in three main areas. First, her research program is focused on structural interventions (property rights programming) for HIV prevention, treatment and care with women in Nyanza Province, Western Kenya. Second, her research program is focused on gender-transformative anti-violence and HIV interventions with heterosexually active men in South Africa. She has a third area of research at the intersection of sport, gender relations and health. She has published 50 articles in numerous health, gender and sexuality related journals. Her 2009 book was titled Body Panic: Gender, Health, and the Selling of Fitness (New York: NYU Press). Her forthcoming book critically assesses gender-transformative interventions with men both domestically and globally and is titled Men at Risk: Gender Relations and HIV Prevention (New York: NYU Press). She is associate editor at the Archives of Sexual Behavior, is a consulting editor for the Journal of Sex Research and serves on the editorial board for the Sociology of Sport Journal.