Research/Clinical Interests: General gynecology, public health, HIV/AIDS, sexual health, incarceration and criminal justice.
|Institution||Degree||Field of Study|
|2017||University of California, San Francisco||Residency||Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences|
|2013||University of Michigan Medical School||MD||Medicine|
|2013||University of Michigan School of Public Health||PhD||Health Behavior and Health Education|
|2005||University of Michigan||BS||Spanish & Cellular and Molecular Biology|
Research & Professional Experience
|2015-present||Oakland Women's Health Study - Research Associate|
|2015-present||University of California Criminal Justice and Health Consortium - Member|
|2012-2013||Detroit Youth Passages Project - Research Associate|
|2007||HIV Testing in Mpumalanga, South Africa - Research Assistant|
|2006||Evaluation of the HIV/AIDS Resource Center Needle Exchange Program - Research Fellow|
Achievements & Recognition
|2013||Warner/Goldberg Women's Health Program Award for Excellence and Commitment to Women's Health, University of Michigan Medical School|
|2013||George Demuth Physician Scholar Award, University of Michigan Medical Scientist Training Program|
|2012||Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Society|
|2009-2011||Point Foundation Scholarship|
Knittel, AK, Lopez, WD, Graham, LF, Snow, RC. "Sex Exchange in the City: Risk of arrest and incarceration among young people exchanging sex in Detroit." American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, November, 2015.
Knittel, AK, Lopez, WD, Graham, LF, Snow, RC. "Sex Exchange in the City: Access to free or affordable healthcare services among young people exchanging sex in Detroit." National Conference of Physician Scholars in the Social Sciences and Humanities, Philadelphia, PA, April 2015.
Knittel, AK. "Complex systems theory and sexual behavior: modeling incarceration and sexual risk." National Conference of Physician Scholars in the Social Sciences and Humanities, San Francisco, CA, April 2013.
Knittel, AK. "Complex systems theory and the effects of incarceration on sexual partnerships." Annual Interdisciplinary Conference of the American Men's Studies Association, Ann Arbor, MI, April 2013.
Knittel, AK, Riolo, R, Snow, RC. "Development and validation of an agent-based model of sexual partnership." National Conference of Physician Scholars in the Social Sciences and Humanities, Chicago, IL, April 2011.
Knittel, AK, Snow, RC, Griffith, D, Morenoff, J. "Incarceration and HIV: Examining the relationship between incarceration and sexual risk." American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, November 2010.
Snow, RC, Knittel, AK, Thornton, R, Lam, D. "Use of HIV testing among youth in Cape Town, South Africa." Poster presentation. International AIDS Conference, Vienna, Austria, July 2010.
Knittel, AK. "Development and Validation of an Agent-Based Model of Sexual Decision-Making in the Context of Incarceration." North American Association for Computational Social and Organization Sciences Annual Conference, Tempe, AZ, October 2009. Page 3 of 6
Knittel, AK, Debbink, MP. "Analysis and Visualization of a Quasi-Empirical Sexual Network." National Conference of Physician Scholars in the Social Sciences and Humanities, Philadelphia, PA, March 2009.
Knittel, AK. "HIV and the Prison System." American Medical Student Association Region 4/6 Regional Conference, Cincinnati, OH, October 2008.
Hurley, B, Knittel, AK, Wong, A, Erickson-Schroth, L. "Health Professional Students and Training Curricula: LGBT Student Groups and Institutional Advocacy." Innovations in Medical Education Session, Gay and Lesbian Medical Association Annual Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 2007.
Knittel, AK. "Evaluation of the HIV/AIDS Resource Center Needle Exchange Program." Poster presentation, American Medical Student Association National Convention, Washington DC, March 2007.
Knittel, AK. "Evaluating Needle Exchange Programs." Poster presentation, Summer Biomedical Research Program Fall Poster Symposium, Ann Arbor, MI, September 2006.