Navin Kumar

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MPhil Yale University, Sociology, 2019
Areas of Interest: 
Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs; HIV/AIDS; Sexual Health; Crime; Law, and Deviance; Medical Sociology; Sex and Gender; Sexualities

Navin Kumar is currently a PhD candidate at the Yale University Sociology Department. His dissertation is titled: Risk reduction in marginalized communities. One body of work centers on how large-scale events are related to health-related misinformation. Related work uses techniques such as increasing altruism or reducing stigma to increase sexually transmitted infection testing rates. Similar research explores how social networks can improve substance abuse disorder treatment.