Anna Leddy, PhD

  • Postdoctoral scholar

Biography

Anna Leddy completed her Masters and Doctoral degrees at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Leddy’s research seeks to understand and intervene upon the social determinants of HIV. Specifically, Dr. Leddy’s research explores the role inequitable gender norms and gender based violence (GBV) play in women’s HIV risk and engagement along the HIV care continuum. She has also contributed to the development and implementation of interventions that seek to address these dynamics. Much of this work is conducted in sub-Saharan Africa and involves female sex workers, adolescent girls and young women, and heterosexual couples. As a social behavioral scientist, Dr. Leddy’s research is informed by social and behavioral theory, and employs both qualitative and quantitative methods to gain a more nuanced understanding of the dynamics that increase risk for HIV and limit engagement in HIV care and treatment among women globally.