Kayo Fujimoto, PhD Assistant Professor
Department of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health
Application of Social Network Analysis to HIV/AIDS Research
Dr. Kayo Fujimoto specializes in Social Network Analysis (SNA) and statistical methods applied to various fields in health behavior and prevention research, including adolescent substance use, HIV/STD risk transmission, and health disparities. She aims at developing and making accessible network models to non-specialist public health researchers and practitioners to maximize their utility and impact on current public health challenges. Dr. Fujimoto engages in more interdisciplinary research in combination with biological/molecular techniques, and engage in more practical sides to promote health by translating network findings into designing, implementing, and evaluating biomedical and behavioral interventions in the area of HIV/AIDS research for high-risk populations. In her talk, Dr. Fujimoto will present introduction of social network analysis including basic concepts and methods, and how social network analysis has been used in the HIV/AIDS research and introduce current NIH funded projects.