Dr. Harris’ research and teaching interests include the sociology of health and illness, race/ethnicity, gender/sexuality, religion, and social movements. Dr. Harris studies how minority groups work to reduce health inequalities within their own communities and more specifically, how these groups understand and construct health issues. The results of her research will provide a better understanding of how health service organizations can devise social marketing campaigns and strategies that are framed in a culturally competent manner. Although, her research primarily focuses on HIV/AIDS, she is in the beginning stages of a research project studying the cultural construction of obesity among Black women in the United States.
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