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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

Recent publications

  • 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. and Underwood C.R. (2017). Evaluation of the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) Project in Nepal: Baseline and endline findings from the Nepal Health Communication Survey. Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs Working Paper. Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Hendrickson, Z.M. (2017). Lives across borders: An exploration of women’s reproductive lives, intimate relationships, and spousal labor migration in Nepal (doctoral dissertation). Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Naugle, D., Hendrickson, Z., Tibbels, N., Van Lith, L., Dosso, A., Hoffman, C. (Health Communication Capacity Collaborative). (2017). Engaging men across the HIV treatment continuum: Summary of findings from a formative qualitative study in Côte d’Ivoire. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs.
  • Underwood, C., Hendrickson, Z., Van Lith, L.M., Lengwe Kunda, J.E., & Mallalieu, E.C. (2014). Role of community-level factors across the treatment cascade: a critical review. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr, 66 Suppl 3, S311-318. doi: 10.1097/qai.0000000000000234