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Ali Groves, PhD, MHS

Ali Groves

Assistant Professor
Community Health and Prevention
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BA, Psychology, Grinnell College; MHS, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; PhD, University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health


Ali Groves, MHS, PhD is committed to promoting social justice and decreasing gender inequalities in health through multilevel interventions. She has engaged in interventions and research across a diverse array of settings and her work focuses on the social and structural factors that perpetuate poor sexual and reproductive health across the globe. Throughout her career, she has paid particular attention to understanding and addressing the high burden of HIV infection and intimate partner violence (IPV) among women in sub-Saharan Africa. She uses both qualitative and quantitative research methods in her research and interventions.

Research Interests

  • Reproductive or Sexual Health
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Global Health
  • Data Analysis Methods


Maman S., Groves A.K., McNaughton-Reyes HL, Moodley D. Diagnosis and disclosure of HIV status: Implications for pregnant and postpartum women’s risk of physical partner violence. Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999) (2016)

Hill L.M., Maman S., Groves A.K., Moodley D. Social support among HIV-positive and HIV-negative adolescents in Umlazi, South Africa: Changes in family and partner relationships during pregnancy and the postpartum period. BMC pregnancy and childbirth. 2015;15(1):117.

Groves A.K., McNaughton Reyes L., Foshee V., Moodley D., Maman S. Relationship factors and trajectories of intimate partner violence among South African women during pregnancy and the postpartum period. PLOS ONE. 2014; 9(9): e106929.

Groves A.K., Moodley D., McNaughton Reyes L., Martin S.L., Foshee V., Maman S. Prevalence, rates and correlates of intimate partner violence among South African women during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Maternal and Child Health. 2014; 19(3): 487-495.

Maman S., Moodley D., McNaughton Reyes L., Groves A.K., Kagee A., Moodley P. Efficacy of enhanced HIV counseling risk reduction during pregnancy and in the postpartum period: A randomized controlled trial. PLOS ONE. 2014; 13(9): e97092.

Maman S., Van Rooyen H., Groves A.K. HIV status disclosure to families for social support in South Africa. AIDS Care. 2014; 26(2):226-32.

Groves A.K., Maman S., Moodley D. HIV+ women’s narratives of non-disclosure: resisting the label of immorality. Global Public Health. 2012; 7(8): 799-811.

Groves A.K., Kagee A., Maman S., Moodley D., Rouse, P. Associations between intimate partner violence and emotional distress among pregnant women in Durban, South Africa. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 2012; 27: 1341-1356.

Maman S., Moodley D., Groves A.K. Redefining male involvement during and after pregnancy from the Perspective of Women in Durban, South Africa. Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health. 2011; 56(4): 325-31.

Groves A.K.,Maman S., Msomi S., Makhanya N., Moodley D. The complexity of consent: women's experiences testing for HIV at an antenatal clinic in Durban, South Africa. AIDS Care, 2010; 12:1-7.

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