Jenny Trinitapoli’s work bridges the fields of social demography and the sociology of religion. She has written extensively about the role of religion in the AIDS epidemic in Sub-Saharan Africa. Since 2008, she has been the principal investigator of Tsogolo la Thanzi, an ongoing longitudinal study of young adults in Malawi, which asks how young adults negotiate relationships, sex, and childbearing in the midst of a severe AIDS epidemic.
Assoc. Prof Trinitapoli is the co-author of Religion and AIDS in Africa (2012), and her research has been published in numerous journals, including the American Sociological Review, the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, and Demographic Research.