Dr. Tina Jiwatram-Negron is an assistant professor in the School of Social Work and faculty of the Office of Gender-Based Violence in the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions at Arizona State University. She is also a Faculty Research Affiliate at the Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center and Global Center for Applied Health Research at ASU. Dr. Jiwatram-Negron earned her PhD in social work from Columbia University, and was a National Institutes of Drug Abuse (NIDA)-funded T32 predoctoral fellow through the Behavioral Sciences Training Program in New York. Prior to joining the faculty at ASU, Dr. Jiwatram-Negron also completed a postdoctoral research training fellowship at the University of Michigan.
Drawing on the syndemics framework and grounded in intersectionality and socio-ecological theories, Dr. Jiwatram-Negron’s research focuses on examining gender-based violence (GBV) and the constellation of health and mental health risks associated with GBV among socially and economically vulnerable populations, including women living with HIV and women who misuse substances and/or engage in sex work. In partnership with community-based organizations domestically and internationally, Dr. Jiwatram-Negron also aims to reduce and eliminate disparities through the co-development of trauma-informed intervention solutions to identify and address GBV and co-occurring risks.