Professor Emerita, Epidemiology, School of Public Health.
Ph.D., Sociology, Brown University
Research Interests: Dr. Ford’s work is focused on social and behavioral aspects of the AIDS epidemic in the U.S. and in Asia. Her work includes behavioral research on factors related to risk-taking behaviors as well as interventions to reduce the risk of HIV infection among high-risk groups. Her recent research has focused on Thailand, where she has been a Visiting Professor at the Institute for Population and Social Research at Mahidol University. This work has included studies on AIDS risk among migrants and older adults, AIDS and aging, migration and household welfare, and more recently, the well being of the Muslim minority population in Thailand.