Carrie Foote

Department of Sociology IUPUI

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Areas of Expertise

HIV/AIDS, HIV stigma, HIV criminalization and related law reform, harm reduction, syringe services programs.

Expert Bio

Carrie Foote is a professor of sociology at IUPUI, where she teaches courses on the sociology of health and illness, HIV/AIDS, mental illness, and qualitative methods. She leads a statewide movement for HIV criminal legislative reform, the HIV Modernization Movement-Indiana).

She also played a central role in the global Prevention Access Campaign's HIV Undetectable=Untransmittable health campaign; worked with the CDC and Indiana Department of Health to address a local public health HIV crisis among people who inject drugs in Scott County, Indiana; forged numerous campus-community partnerships; and changed the lives of undergraduate students through her signature service-learning course on HIV/AIDS.

Her civic engagement work has been recognized by academic and community awards, grants, media appearances, community partners, state legislators and professional peers. Her current research focuses on HIV criminalization reform in which she is collaborating with the UCLA Williams Law institute to analyze court cases under Indiana’s HIV criminal laws.

She received her Ph.D. from the University of Colorado, Boulder, in 2002, started working at IUPUI in 2002 and has been living with HIV since 1988.

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Additional Information

A Senate Resolution congratulating Dr. Carrie Foote on being awarded the 2019 Arts for AIDS Hero of the Year:

Chair of the HIV Modernization Movement-Indiana:

IUPUI sociology professor path to ending HIV stigma in Indiana law:

From Addiction to Academia: Carrie Foote is #16 of 75 Amazing HIV+ People of 2016:

Board of Directors member of Holding Space Recovery Project:

Updated on: July 8, 2022