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Zoé Hendrickson, PhD

  • Assistant Scientist

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111 Market Place
Suite 310
Baltimore, Maryland 21202


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PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2017
BA, Swarthmore College, 2011


With a focus on reproductive health in an increasingly mobile, globalized world, my research investigates relationships between migration and household gender dynamics and the implications these may have on reproductive decision-making, family planning practices, and healthcare seeking. I am interested in how social structures are implicated in everyday experiences of health and how people seek care. Therefore, I draw on social theory to think critically about public health research and how best to design thoughtful and sustainable public health programs.

I currently work on several health communication projects at the Center for Communication Programs that aim to improve the sexual and reproductive health of women and men in Nepal, Bangladesh, the DRC, Côte d'Ivoire, and elsewhere around the world.

  • Migration
  • mobility
  • household gender dynamics
  • gender
  • women’s empowerment
  • gender equity
  • gender equality
  • gender transformative interventions
  • reproductive health
  • family planning
  • contraception
  • healthcare seeking
  • service utilization
  • social theory
  • qualitative methods
  • quantitative methods
  • Nepal
  • Francophone countries

Select publications

  • Hendrickson, Z.M., Naugle, D.A., Tibbels, N., Dosso, A., Van Lith, L.M., Mallalieu, E.C., Kamara, D., Dailly-Ajavon, P., Cisse, A., Seifert-Ahanda, K., Thaddeus, S., Babalola, S., and Hoffmann, C.J. (2019). “You Take Medications, You Live Normally”: The Role of Antiretroviral Therapy in Mitigating Men’s Perceived Threats of HIV in Côte d’Ivoire. AIDS & Behavior. 23(9), 2600-2609. DOI :10.1007/s10461-019-02614-5.
  • Hendrickson, Z.M., Kim, J., Tol, W., Shrestha, A., Maya Kafle, H. ; Luitel, N.; Thapa, L.; Surkan, P. (2018). Resilience among Nepali Widows after the Death of a Spouse: “That was my Past and now I have to see my Present.” Qualitative Health Research, 28(3), 466-478. doi: 10.1177/1049732317739265
  • Hendrickson, Z.M., Leddy, A.M., Galai, N., Mbwambo, J., Likindikoki, S., Kerrigan, D. (2018). Work-related mobility and experiences of gender-based violence among female sex workers in Iringa, Tanzania: A cross-sectional analysis of baseline data from Project Shikamana. BMJ Open, 8(9):e022621. doi:
  • Hendrickson, Z.M., Owczarzak, J., Lohani, S., Thapaliya Shrestha, B., Underwood, C. (2018). The (re)productive work of labour migration: The reproductive lives of women with an absent spouse in the central hill region of Nepal. Culture, Health and Sexuality. 1-17. doi:
  • Hendrickson, Z.M., Lohani, S., Thapaliya Shrestha, B., Underwood, C. (2018). Talking about reproduction with a migrating spouse: Women's experiences in Dhading, Nepal. Health Care for Women International. 1-25. doi: