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Melissa Browning is a community-based researcher who works at the intersection of public theology and public health. Her recent book (Risky Marriage: HIV and Intimate Relationships in Tanzania) focuses on the ways in which marriage is an HIV and AIDS risk factor for women in East Africa. In this project, Melissa builds on fieldwork completed in Mwanza, Tanzania where women were asked to re-imagine Christian marriage as a space of safety and health for women. Melissa holds a Ph.D. in Christian Ethics from Loyola University Chicago and she teaches at McAfee School of Theology in Atlanta, GA. For more about Melissa's work, please visit her website at