Professor of Epidemiology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Institute of Health and Equity
Julia Dickson-Gomez, PhD is a Professor of Epidemiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Institute of Health and Equity. She studies HIV prevention among drug users in the United States and El Salvador and is also interested in the influence of structural factors on HIV risk. Her research explores the effects of housing policy on drug users’ access to housing, variations in housing status and housing options of drug users, and levels of HIV risk related to these factors. Dr. Dickson-Gomez’s work also explores macro- and micro-social contexts of crack use and HIV risk in communities in El Salvador. Her work develops and evaluates the impact of structural and multi-level interventions in the United States and Latin America. Dr. Dickson-Gomez holds undergraduate and master’s degrees in anthropology from Bryn Mawr College and the University of California, Los Angeles, respectively, as well as a Doctor of Philosophy in medical anthropology from the University of California, Los Angeles.