Margo Bennett Mullinax, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Margo Mullinax, Ph.D. M.P.H. is a postdoctoral fellow at the HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies at Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute. She received her Ph.D. in Health Behavior from the School of Public Health at Indiana University and her master of public health from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University.
Dr. Mullinax’s research pushes the bounds of existing public health models by evaluating the very framing of public health research and policy agendas related to sexual and reproductive health in domestic and global contexts. Margo is interested in innovative approaches that translate public health policies and programs into meaningful change in peoples’ lives, especially with regards to HIV. Her previous research has used a feminist and critical inquiry framework to examine the interpersonal and contextual dynamics of contraceptive and condom use, including a focus on interpersonal communication about sexual health topics.