Jeni Stolow

Assistant Professor of Instruction
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Office
1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue

Biography

Dr. Jeni Stolow is a social and behavioral scientist who works at the intersection of medical anthropology, public health, and infectious disease outbreak response. Dr. Stolow is currently responding to the COVID-19 pandemic as the World Health Organization’s Global Outbreak Alert & Response Network (GOARN) Research Focal Point for Risk Communication and Community Engagement.

Dr. Stolow has expertise in qualitative methods, ethnography, risk communication, health promotion, community-based participatory research, as well as health behavior programming and evaluation. Her content specialization includes global maternal and child health, arboviruses, One Health, and infectious disease outbreak response. Additional interests include community capacity strengthening, sustainable training, pedagogy, and best practices in teaching and learning.

Examples of Dr. Stolow’s recent work include a study of Zika virus risk communication and virus prevention in Brazil, an evaluation of Ebola survivor programming in Sierra Leone, and ethnographic research of postnatal care practices in rural Cambodia. Dr. Stolow’s goal is to partner with communities to implement rapid, effective, equitable, and sustainable responses to behavior change and infection control.

Education

  • PhD, Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences, Tulane University
  • MPH, Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences, Tulane University
  • BA, Health, Behavior, and Society, University of Rochester

Curriculum Vitae 

Courses Taught

Number

Name

Level

SBS 2101

Disease Prevention and Control

Undergraduate

SBS 2201

Health Communication

Undergraduate

SBS 3496

Community-Based Health Program Planning I

Undergraduate

SBS 3596

Community-Based Health Program Planning II

Undergraduate

SBS 4185

Public Health Internship

Undergraduate

SBS 5002

Program Planning, Theory, and Practice

Graduate

SBS 5008

Global Health: People, Planet, Place

Graduate

SBS 8005

Health Promotion in Vulnerable Populations

Graduate

SBS 8105

Health Communication

Graduate

Selected Publications

  • Stolow, J., Kendall, C., Pinheiro, F.M.L., Feitosa, M.C.d.a.R., Furtado, K.A.d.e.A., Martins, A.F., Santos, M.P.A.D., Ellery, A.E.L., Dias, L., Barreto, I.C.d.e.H., Moses, L., Castro, A., Dunn, C., & Kerr, L. (2022). Fertility decision-making during the Zika virus epidemic in Brazil: Where is the decision? Sex Reprod Healthc, 32, p. 100722. Netherlands. doi: 10.1016/j.srhc.2022.100722

  • Stolow, J.A., Moses, L.M., Lederer, A.M., & Carter, R. (2020). How Fear Appeal Approaches in COVID-19 Health Communication May Be Harming the Global Community. Health Educ Behav, 47(4), pp. 531-535. United States. doi: 10.1177/1090198120935073

  • Bazzano, A.N., Stolow, J.A., Duggal, R., Oberhelman, R.A., Sun, Y., & Var, C. (2020). Assessing the Implementation of a Behavior Change Intervention: Process Evaluation of a Stepped-Wedge Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial for Newborn Health. Healthcare (Basel), 8(2). Switzerland. doi: 10.3390/healthcare8020187

  • Bazzano, A.N., Stolow, J.A., Duggal, R., Oberhelman, R.A., & Var, C. (2020). Warming the postpartum body as a form of postnatal care: An ethnographic study of medical injections and traditional health practices in Cambodia. PLoS One, 15(2), p. e0228529. United States. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0228529

  • Stolow, J. & Castro, A. (2018). Zika: From the Brazilian Backlands to Global Threat. MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY QUARTERLY, 32(4). doi: 10.1111/maq.12445

  • Pinchoff, J., Silva, M., Stolow, J., Hewett, P., & Moses, L. (2018). SPATIAL PATTERNS OF WATER STORAGE PRACTICES AND UPTAKE OF VECTOR CONTROL BEHAVIORS FOR ZIKA TO IMPROVE PREDICTIVE MAPPING OF AEDES AEGYPTI IN CENTRAL AMERICA. AMERICAN JOURNAL of TROPICAL MEDICINE and HYGIENE, 99(4), pp. 255-255. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

  • Acuna, M., Moses, L., Pinchoff, J., Stolow, J., Hewett, P., & Hutchinson, P. (2018). ADOPTION OF HOUSEHOLD VECTOR CONTROL BEHAVIORS FOR AEDES AEGYPTI AMONG AT-RISK POPULATIONS IN FOUR COUNTRIES. AMERICAN JOURNAL of TROPICAL MEDICINE and HYGIENE, 99(4), pp. 265-265. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/