Dr. Rebecca Fielding-Miller


Rebecca Fielding-Miller, PhD is a social scientist whose research focuses on the social and structural forces that shape individual HIV risk.  Dr. Fielding-Miller holds an MPSH in International Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and a PhD in Behavioral Sciences and Health Education from Emory University. Dr. Fielding-Miller has nearly ten years of experience living and working in southern Africa.  She served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in South Africa from 2006-2008, was a Fulbright Scholar in Swaziland in 2013-2014, and is conversant in siSwati.  Her dissertation work used mixed methods to explore Swazi women’s perceptions of transactional sex and to measure the HIV risk of different transactional relationship models. As a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Division of Global Public Health, Dr. Fielding-Miller will be examining the links between racism, hegemonic gender, HIV and gender based violence in South Africa and the United States.

Key Publications:

1.       Fielding-Miller R, Mnisi Z, Dlamini N, Baral S, Kennedy C. (2014) 'There is hunger in my community': food security as a cyclically driving force in sex work in Swaziland. BMC Public Health, 14(1) 79.

2.       Kennedy CE, Baral SD, Fielding-Miller R, Adams D, Dludlu P, Sithole B, Fonner VA, Mnisi Z, Kerrigan D. (2013)  “They are human beings, they are Swazi”: intersecting stigmas and the positive health, dignity and prevention needs of HIV-positive men who have sex with men in Swaziland. J Int AIDS Society, Suppl 3:18749

3.       Surkan PJ, Fielding-Miller R, Melchior M. (2012). Parental relationship satisfaction in French young adults associated with alcohol abuse and dependence. Addictive Behaviors, 37 (3) 313-317