Kim M. Blankenship

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Kim M. Blankenship


Core Co-Director


Office Phone: (202) 885-6211
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington DC 20016

Core Co-Director
Developmental Core
District of Columbia Center for AIDS Research

Distinguished Professor
Department of Sociology

Associate Dean of Research
College of Arts and Sciences
American University


Current HIV/AIDS Research Activities:

  • Structural interventions and social dimensions of HIV vulnerability (especially among women, drug users, incarcerated or formerly incarcerated populations and female sex workers in India)
  • Community mobilization as a strategy for HIV prevention
  • Race and gender inequalities in HIV/AIDS
  • Community disruption and HIV/AIDS, especially impact of mass incarceration, housing, and housing policy
  • Law and law enforcement practices and HIV vulnerability

Current HIV/AIDS Educational Activities:

  • Junior faculty mentor
  • Graduate and undergraduate teaching