Faculty & Staff
Megan Klein Hattori, PhD
Assistant Professor of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
Director of the Social Psychology Program
PhD, University of Maryland
Professional Publications & Contributions
Hattori, Megan Klein. 2014. Trust and condom use among young adults in relationships in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Journal of Biosocial Science. 1-18.
Lindstrom, David P., Megan Klein Hattori, Tefera Belachew, Fasil Tessema. 2012. Lifting the Curtain on the Conditions of Sexual Initiation Among Youth in Ethiopia. Journal of Adolescent Health. 50(6), 614-620.
Lindstrom, David P., Tefera Belachew, Craig Hadley, Megan Klein Hattori, Dennis Hogan, Fasil Tessema. 2010. Survey Estimates of Non-Marital Sex and Condom Knowledge among Ethiopian Youth: Improved Estimates Using a Non-Verbal Response Card. Studies in Family Planning. 41(4):251-262.
Hattori, Megan Klein, Kerry Richter, and Jessica Greene. 2010. Trust, Caution and Condom Use with Regular Partners: An Evaluation of the Trusted Partner Campaign Targeting Youth in Four Countries. Social Marketing Quarterly. 16(2):18-48.
Hattori, Megan Klein and Laurie DeRose. 2008. Young Women’s Perceived Ability to Refuse Sex in Urban Cameroon. Studies in Family Planning.
Hattori, Megan Klein and Ulla Larsen. 2007. Motherhood Status and Union Formation in Moshi, Tanzania. Population Studies. 61(2):185-199.
Hattori, Megan Klein and Francis Dodoo. 2007. Cohabitation, Marriage, and 'Sexual Monogamy' in Urban Poor Contexts: The Case of Nairobi Slums. Social Science & Medicine. 64(5):1067-78.
Presser, Harriet B., Megan Klein Hattori, Sangeeta Parashar, Sara Raley, and Zhihong Sa. 2006. Demographic Change and Response in Social Context: A Multi-Country Perspective. Journal of Population Research (Special Issue on Globalization and Demographic Change). 23(2):135- 163.
Meekers, Dominique, Martha Silva, and Megan Klein. 2006. Determinants of Condom Use among Youth in Madagascar. Journal of Biosocial Science, 38(3)365-380.
Meekers, Dominique, Sohail Agha, and Megan Klein. 2005. The Impact on Condom Use of the “100% Jeune” Social Marketing Program in Cameroon. Journal of Adolescent Health, (6) 530.e1-530.e12.
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Megan Klein Hattori is interested in how young women and men navigate uncertainty and risk as they transition from adolescence to adulthood. She uses mixed-methods and draw from theoretical perspectives from sociology, demography, social psychology, and public health to describe these transitions. Her research in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania focuses on the complex, yet critical role of trust and commitment in condom use and fidelity during the ongoing AIDS epidemic. Her research in southwest Ethiopia focuses on the transition to marriage in an environment where the relationships between marriage, kin, and legal institutions are changing. She is currently revising a proposal with Ulla Larsen and Marida Hollos to investigate how young women and men in Moshi, Tanzania cope with infertility in a context where becoming a parent is critical to the transition to adulthood.