Russian and East European Institute
Sarah Phillips is a professor of anthropology and director of the Russian and East European Institute at Indiana University Bloomington. Her current major research program extends her focus on questions of health, disability and social justice in Ukraine to study HIV prevention among intravenous drug-using populations.
Ukraine has one of the most severe HIV epidemics in Eastern Europe, with an estimated 1.6 percent of the adult population living with the virus and an estimated 33 percent prevalence among drug users in certain regions.
Areas of Expertise
Central and Eastern Europe, particularly the former Soviet Union (Ukraine and Russia), postsocialist transformations, civil society and non-governmental organizations, globalization, development and gender studies, post-Chernobyl health and healing, folk medicine, disability studies, HIV/AIDS and addiction.