Amy Nunn 

Brown University

Dr. Amy Nunn is assistant professor of medicine (research) in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Brown Medical School. She currently conducts HIV prevention research related to health disparities and HIV/AIDS, HIV testing, concurrent sexual relationships, and how to best link people living with HIV/AIDS to treatment and care services. A social scientist by training, Dr. Nunn has worked in several countries and conducted domestic and international research on a variety of health topics, including HIV/AIDS, access to reproductive health services, and family planning. She is author of the book The Politics and History of AIDS Treatment in Brazil (Springer, 2009) whose foreword was written by Brazilian President Fernando Cardoso. She has also written numerous peer-reviewed articles about Brazil’s AIDS treatment program. She has received research grants from Harvard University, the U.S. Departments of Defense and Education, the Rhode Island Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health. She received the “Outstanding New Researcher Award” at the 2009 CDC HIV Prevention Conference and an NIH Career Development Award in 2010. Dr. Nunn holds masters and doctoral degrees from the Harvard School of Public Health and is a former Fulbright Scholar.

How did the international community respond to Brazil’s HIV-AIDS policies?
How did the United States respond to Brazil’s HIV-AIDS policies?
Why was there opposition to Brazil’s HIV-AIDS policies?
How did Brazilian activists promote their agenda?
What role did public action play in the Brazilian health movement?
Who are you and what do you do?
How do people in the United States understand the right to health?
How do Brazilians understand the right to health?
Why should high school students learn about Brazil and the right to health?
What challenges does Brazil face in providing the right to health for its citizens?
What can other countries learn from Brazil’s experience with the rights to health?
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