Adam Gilbertson has a D.Phil. in Anthropology and a MSc. in Medical Anthropology from Oxford University. He came to PIRE in September 2018 after completing a four-year term as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. At UNC, his work focused on the experiences of participants taking part in HIV cure clinical trials, with a special interest in patients diagnosed and treated during the acute stage of HIV infection. Adam’s doctoral work looked at the intersection between household food insecurity and intimate partner violence in an informal settlement in Mombasa, Kenya. Alongside Dr. Winnie Luseno at PIRE, he is continuing to work in Kenya. Currently, their research aims to elucidate and mitigate the ethical and practical concerns associated with Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) for HIV prevention programs in western Kenya and across eastern and southern Africa. In March 2020, Adam began working with Martha Waller on research aimed at understanding the effects of first responder provided buprenorphine and peer navigator support on opioid overdose survivors’ uptake of medication-assisted treatment in rural North Carolina.
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