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Advisory Director | USA
Richard Parker is Professor of Sociomedical Sciences and Anthropology and Director of the Center for the Study of Culture, Politics and Health at Columbia University in New York City. He is also Editor-in-Chief of the journal Global Public Health and the Founder and Co-Chair of Sexuality Policy Watch, a global collective of researchers, policymakers, and activists working on sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Since 1998, Mr. Parker has served as Director and President of ABIA, the Brazilian Interdisciplinary AIDS Association, which is based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is widely recognized as an expert in the field of sexual and reproductive rights and has pioneered an extensive number of projects with both the public health sector and private foundations to study topics as diverse as sexual rights, violence, HIV/AIDS, international culture and politics, behavioral psychology, and vulnerable populations.