Last updated on: 4/1/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

David Kanouse, PhD Biography

Title:
Senior Behavioral Scientist at the RAND Corporation
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“Female prostitutes are known to play an important role in the epidemiology of certain sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), both because of the sexual activity involved in their work and because some female prostitutes inject drugs or have sex with men who inject drugs. Nevertheless, little of what is known about the size of this population or their risk behaviors has been derived from careful scientific study.”

Journal of Sex Research, Feb. 1999

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Senior Behavioral Scientist, RAND Corporation
  • Codirector, Prevention and Treatment Services Core, Center for HIV Identification, Prevention, and Treatment Services (CHIPTS)
  • Treasurer, Common Ground
  • Member, Population Association of America
Education:
  • PhD, Pyschology, Yale University
  • BA, Psychology, Reed College
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. How Many Prostitutes Are in the United States and the Rest of the World?