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SolanoConnex

SolanoConnex is a partnership between Touro University California and Solano County to improve resident and provider access to existing mental and emotional health services.

Through the development of a web app, solanoconnex.org, users will be able to locate more than 100 service providers located throughout Solano.

Carinne Brody, MPH, MA, DrPH

Associate Professor, Public HealthAssociate Program Director, Public Health

Areas of Expertise

Global Health; Mental Health, Research in Cambodia

Biography

My scholarly work aims to identify and test ways to overcome the barriers to accessing health care, specifically stigmatized services such as reproductive health care and gender-based violence services, in low-resource settings and with hard-to-reach populations. I have been involved in projects that (1) develops and test an mHealth intervention that links female entertainment workers in Cambodia to health services, (2) develops and tests a emotional support hotline for women in Cambodia who have experienced violence and (3) a web-app for community members to mental health services in Solano County, CA. I have conducted three large-scale systematic reviews for multilateral foreign aid organizations that focused on measures used to evaluate combination HIV prevention programs, the evidence for reproductive health vouchers and the impact on female empowerment of economic self-help groups. I have been involved with programs and research for governmental and non-governmental organizations as well as foundations in Sri Lanka, Ghana, Haiti, Somalia, Uganda, Kenya, Cambodia and India.

Education

  • UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY, Berkeley, CA Doctorate in Public Health - School of Public Health
  • COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, New York, NY Master of Public Health / Master of Economic Development
  • UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA, Santa Barbara, CA Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies

Honors and Awards

  • 2021 Innovative Teaching Award, Course Design, Touro University California
  • 2019 Innovative Teaching Award, Touro University California
  • 2017 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Loan Repayment Program, Award Recipient
  • 2015 Public Health Faculty Hero, Touro University California

Recent Publications

1. Brody C, Berkowitz RL, Chhoun P, Kaplan KC, Tuot S, Yi S. "Feeling clean": stigma and intravaginal practices among female entertainment workers in Cambodia. BMC Womens Health. 2021 Mar 25;21(1):127. doi: 10.1186/s12905-021-01271-y.

2. Cummings, G., Brody, C., & Cremo, A. (2021). Does Having a Master of Public Health (MPH) Improve Physician Assistants’ Ability to Address the Social Determinants of Health in Their Clinical Practice? MPH Training Among Physician Assistants. Social Determinants of Health, 6(1), e18.

3. Brody C, Star A, Tran J. Chat-based hotlines for health promotion: A Systematic Review. mHealth, August 2020.

4. Sok S, Hong R, Chhoun P, Chann N, Tuot S, Mun P, Brody C, Yi S. HIV risks and recent HIV testing among transgender women in Cambodia: Findings from a national survey. PLoS One. 2020 Sep 4;15(9):e0238314. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0238314. eCollection 2020.

5. Wieten CW, Chhoun P, Tuot S, Brody C, Yi S. Gender-Based Violence and Factors Associated with Victimization among Female Entertainment Workers in Cambodia: A Cross-Sectional Study. J Interpers Violence. 2020 Aug 17:886260520948145. 

6. Brody C, Reno R, Chhoun P, Kaplan K, Tuot S, Yi S. “Female Entertainment Workers and Condom Use Negotiation in Post-100% Condom Use Era Cambodia. Arch Sex Behav. 2020 Mar 24.

7. Yi S, Chann N, Chhoun P, Tuot S, Mun P, Brody C. Social marginalization, gender-based violence, and binge drinking among transgender women in Cambodia. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2019 Dec 13;207:107802. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2019.107802. 

8. Brody C, Kaplan KC, Tuot S, Chhoun P, Farr C, Swendeman D, Yi S. "We Cannot Avoid Drinking": Alcohol Use among Female Entertainment Workers in Cambodia. Subst Use Misuse. 2019 Nov 25:1-11. doi: 10.1080/10826084.2019.1691596. 

9. Brody C, Sok S, Tuot S, Pantelic M, Restoy E, Yi S. “Do Combination HIV Prevention Programs Result in Increased Empowerment, Inclusion and Agency to Demand Equal Rights for Key Populations? A systematic review” BMJ Glob Health. 2019 Oct 8;4(5).

10. Brody C, Chhoun P, Tuot S, Swendeman D, Yi S. Childhood conditions, pathways to entertainment work and current practices of female entertainment workers in Cambodia: Baseline findings from the Mobile Link trial. PLoS One. 2019 Oct 15;14(10):e0216578. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0216578. eCollection 2019.

Teaching Responsibilities

Program Evaluation First Year Public Health Seminar