Dr. Snow conducts social research on sex, gender and vulnerability, and on factors affecting the use of reproductive health and HIV-related services, predominantly in Africa. Ongoing studies address how HIV/AIDS has affected fertility aspirations and abortion in East Africa, and the sexual geography of young people in Detroit. Snow has served on numerous expert committees at WHO, including the WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health, and was a founding editor of the African Journal of Reproductive Health. She received her doctorate in Population Sciences from Harvard in 1988, where she was Assistant Professor of Reproductive Health. From 1997-2003 she taught at the University of Heidelberg (Germany), where she was Unit Head for Sexual & Reproductive Health. In 2003 she joined the faculty at the University of Michigan (U-M) School of Public Health, and U-M Population Studies Center. She is currently U-M Coordinator for ASRI.
HBEHED550: The Challenge of HIV/AIDS: Strengthening Health Systems in Resource-Poor Settings
HBEHED603: Population Change: Gender, Family & Fertility in Africa and Asia
HBEHED616: Sex, Gender & Vulnerability
D.Sc., Population Studies, Harvard School of Public Health, 1988
B.A., Human Ecology, College of the Atlantic, 1981
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Dako-Gyeke, P., Snow, R.C., Yawson, A.E. (2012). Who is Utilizing Anti-retroviral Therapy in Ghana: An Analysis of ART Service Utilization. International Journal for Equity in Health, 11:33
Snow, R.C., Mutumba, M., Resnicow, K., Mugyenyi,G. (In Press). The social legacy of AIDS: Fertility aspirations among HIV-affected women in Uganda. American Journal of Public Health
Yawson, A., Dako-Gyeke, P., Snow, R.C. (In Press). Sex Differences in HIV testing and counseling in Ghana. AIDS Care
Kwansah, J., Dzodzomenyo, M., Mutumba, M., Asabir, K., Koomson, E., Gyokobo, M., Agyepi-Baffour, P., Kruk, M., Snow, R.C. (2012). Policy Talk: Incentives for rural service among nurses in Ghana. Health Policy and Planning, doi: 10.10093/heapol/czs016
Knittel, A., Riolo, R.K., Snow, R.C. (2011). Development and validation of an agent-based model of sexual partnership. Adaptive Behavior, 19(6), 425-450.
Snow, R.C., Asabir, K., Mutumba, M., Koomson, E., Gyan, K., Dzodzomenyo, M., Kruk, M., Kwansah, J. (2011). Key factors leading to reduced recruitment and retention of health professionals in remote areas of Ghana: a qualitative study and proposed policy solutions. Human Resources for Health, 9(13)
Snow, R.C., Madalane, M., Poulsen, M. (2010). Are men Testing? Sex differentials in HIV testing in Mpumalanga province, South Africa. AIDS Care 2010, 22(9), 1060-5.