Sarah Gutin, PhD, MPH

Postdoctoral Scholar

Sarah Gutin recently received her PhD from the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Her dissertation focused on safer conception approaches for women living with HIV in Botswana. Her research interests focus on the intersection of reproductive health and HIV care in global contexts, family planning, fertility desires, and HIV stigma. Sarah has 15 years of experience leading and overseeing research as well as HIV and reproductive health projects in both the US and various sub-Saharan African countries, including South Africa, Uganda, Mozambique, and Botswana. Her prior research has focused on the use of family planning methods by women living with HIV in South Africa and Uganda. Sarah also has experience in monitoring and evaluating country programs on the prevention and care of obstetric fistula, family planning revitalization, and integration of family planning and HIV care. She has also developed curricula about reproductive health, family planning, and Positive Prevention. Prior to beginning her PhD, Dr. Gutin held a position at the UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) where she was the HIV prevention coordinator for a CDC funded grant that expanded Positive Prevention training for health care providers in Mozambique. As a TAPS fellow, Sarah is under the mentorship of Dr. Carol Camlin and is also working on the R01 Mobility and Risk in SEARCH Communities (Camlin).