Stephen L. Schensul, Ph.D.
Director, Center for International Community Health Studies (CICHS)
Degrees, Universities Attended:
1963, B.A., Hunter College, City University of New York
Brief Chronology of Professional Career:
A member of the University for over 20 years, Dr. Schensul assumed the directorship of the Center for International Community Health Studies (CICHS) in 1986 and since that time has overseen the training of over 1000 health professionals from 80 countries. He has conducted training workshops on HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, and research methodology both in the United States and abroad. Professor Schensul has focused his career on community-based, applied health research which has been conducted in Northern Minnesota, Southwestern Uganda, a Westside Mexican American community in Chicago, multi-ethnic communities in Miami, the African American and Puerto Rican communities in Hartford, the shantytown communities of Lima, Peru and Nairobi, Kenya, and in urban communities in Mauritius, Sri Lanka and India. Dr. Schensul is the author of numerous articles, books, and book chapters on applied health research, community development, and sexual risk.
Main Responsibilities at the UConn Health Center:
Teaching in the medical, dental and graduate schools on international health and research; Director of an active research program; Co-Director of the University of Connecticut Health Center's International Health Education program
Courses Taught in the MPH Program:
PUBH 431: Public Health Research Methods - Introduction to conceptualization,
methods, and analysis in public health research including: formulation
of research questions and hypotheses, development of research and analytic
models; use of qualitative (interviewing and observation) and quantitative
(secondary and survey data) data collection methods; and qualitative and
quantitative data analysis
Major Research Interests:
Over the last decade much of his research has been focused on sexual risk and HIV/AIDS.
Male Sexual Concerns and Prevention of HIV/STDs in India, National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH), September 1, 2001 to August 31, 2006. » More Info
Assessing Women's Risk of HIV/STD in Marriage in India, National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH), September 1, 2002-August 31, 2004. » More Info
Verma, R.K., Pelto, P.J., Schensul, S.L., Joshi, A. (In Press). Sexuality in the Time of AIDS: Contemporary Perspectives from Communities in India. Sage Publications, New Delhi. » See Table of Contents in PDF format (104 KB)
Maitra, S. and Schensul, S.L. (2002). Reflecting Diversity and Complexity in Marital Sexual Relationships in a Low-Income Community in Mumbai. Culture, Health and Sexuality, 4(2): 133-151.
Hettiarachchy, T. and Schensul, S.L. (2001). The Special Risks Associated with Pregnancy Among Unmarried Women Working in the Free Trade Zone in Sri Lanka. Asia-Pacific Population Journal, 16(2): 125-140.
Nastasi, B., Varjas, K., Schensul, S.L., Silva K.T., and Ratnayake, P. (2000). Participatory Intervention Model: A framework for Conceptualization and Promotion of Intervention Acceptance. School Psychology Quarterly, 15(2): 207-232.
Schensul, S.L., Schensul, J.J., and LeCompte, M.D. (1999). Essential Ethnographic Methods. In J.J. Schensul and M.D. LeCompte, Eds. The Ethnographer's Toolkit. Baltimore, MD: Altamira Press of Rowan and Littlefield. » Look Inside the Book @ Amazon.com
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