Nanlesta Pilgrim, PhD
Center & Institute Affiliation(s):
627 N. Washington Street, 2nd Floor Rm J
Baltimore , Maryland 21205
Dr. Pilgrim's research focuses on familial influences on adolescent sexual and reproductive health outcomes, with emphasis on HIV/AIDS. Her previous work investigated the association between family structure and female adolescents' sexual vulnerability to HIV in Rakai, Uganda. She is currently in the process of assessing these relationships for male adolescents.
Dr. Pilgrim has also conducted research on adolescent sexual and reproductive health in the Caribbean region, specifically in Jamaica and Guyana.
Dr. Pilgrim is the project coordinator for Project Connect Baltimore, which aims to increase the proportion of sexually active young men who receive quality sexual and reproductive health care in Baltimore City. She also investigates the factors associated with clients’ satisfaction and perceived quality of care in family planning clinics in three metropolitian areas across the United States.
Honors and Awards
2013-2014 JHU Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) International Research Award, JHU
2011 The Delta Omega Society (National Honor Society of Public Health), JHBSPH
2011 The C. Esther and Paul A. Harper Award in Population and Family Health Sciences (excellence in doctoral dissertation), JHBSPH
2009 – 2011 The Jean and Sidney Silber Fund, JHBSPH
2009 – 2010 Endowed Fellowship in Family Planning and Reproductive Health, JHBSPH
2007 – 2009 Diversity and Health Disparities Predoctoral Fellowship, JHBSPH
2006 Wilbur Downs International Fellowship, Yale School of Medicine
2004 – 2005 Henry Hart Rice Foreign Residence Fellowship, Yale University
2003 Henry S. MCNeil Fellowship, Yale University
2002 –2004 Andrew Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship, Yale University/Andrew Mellon Foundation
adolescent health, family, HIV/AIDS, risk behaviors, caribbean, Uganda, quality of care, survey methodology