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Kristefer Stojanovski, PhD


Kristefer Stojanovski


Kristefer Stojanovski, PhD, completed his doctorate in health education and behavior at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. During his doctoral studies, he was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholar and a National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities Global Alliance for Training in Health Equity Research fellow. Kristefer has also completed dual master’s degrees in public health epidemiology and in health management and policy at the University of Michigan. With training in epidemiology, health policy, and the social and behavioral sciences, Dr. Stojanovski leverages interdisciplinary and community-based methods to conduct global research to discern structural influences on LGBTQ+ and ethnic minority health across countries. His work utilizes a breadth of theories and methods, such as complex systems theory, legal epidemiology, mixed-methods, computational modeling, community-based participatory research, and systematic reviews. He also conducts evaluation research on health systems strengthening strategies. His dissertation explored how stigmatizing policies influence MSM health and HIV prevention in Europe, utilizing complex systems Theory, computational and multi-level modeling to portray how the interacting pathways of limited policy protections, their mental health effects, and subsequent influence on sexual behavior socially pattern HIV risk. At Tulane, Dr. Stojanovski furthers health equity research by exploring questions of study design and measurement of the structural determinants of health. His work is part of the Partners for Advancing Health Equity Learning Collaborative supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Institute for Innovations in Health Equity.