Faculty Fellow in Residence
Department of Sociology
Ali Groves joined AU in 2013 after completing her PhD in the department of Health Behavior at the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health. She has spent the past ten years working to improve women’s reproductive health globally, with particular attention to understanding and preventing HIV and intimate partner violence among women in sub-Saharan Africa. She uses qualitative and quantitative research methods to better understand the contextual and interpersonal processes that contribute to women’s risk of poor reproductive health. As a doctoral student, she worked on an intervention designed to provide enhanced counseling and support to HIV+ and HIV- women during pregnancy and the postpartum period and also conducted qualitative research with South African women to better understand how HIV testing policies translated into practice at local levels. She is excited to be joining the research team at the Center for Health, Risk and Society.