Tsitsi Masvawure

Assistant Professor
2012 Postdoc Research Fellow, HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies, Columbia University, NYC
2010 DPhil. Anthropology, University of Pretoria, South Africa
2005 MSc Reproductive and Sexual Health Research, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
1999 MSc Sociology and Social Anthropology, University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe
1997 BSc Honours in Sociology
Expert Bio

Professor Masvawure is a medical anthropologist, global health researcher and feminist scholar, whose research focuses on issues of gender, sexuality and health. She has a primary interest in the HIV pandemic and has done research on HIV prevention and treatment in Africa. She is a faculty member in WPI’s master of science in Global Health degree program. Masvawure’s active research projects currently include: a storytelling project to document the history of AIDS Project Worcester, the oldest AIDS service organization in central Massachusetts; a project to promote racial equity at a community health center in Worcester; and a project on menstrual wellbeing on college campuses. Masvawure can speak about her areas of research interest in HIV, menstruation, menopause, and the need to re-imagine the U.S. and wealthier countries as sites for global health intervention.

Spectrum News 1
WPI starts Global Health Master's Program in effort to address inequities, accessibility

WPI is empowering students to address global health challenges by leveraging socially responsible technology like AI-assisted medical treatment, wearable sensors, mobile apps, and biomedical devices. This report from Spectrum News 1 features our new master’s in Global Health program which will have a central focus on the social and ethical ramifications of health technology development.

2023's Best & Worst States for Women's Equality

Global health professor Tsitsi B. Masvawure provided analysis for this WalletHub article on uneven and lagging efforts in the U.S. to address gender inequality. She points out reasons why the country ranks poorly on many health metrics used to measure gender gaps. 

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