Grants Received

Since the VP program’s inception in 1997, past and current participants in the Visiting Professor program have been awarded grants totaling over $250 million in research funding during and following their program participation. These research awards have included 105 multi-year awards from NIH and another 36 awards from CDC, HRSA, NSF or SAMHSA. The following are a few of the NIH grants awarded in 2019-2020 to program participants:

  • Russell Brewer, Principal InvestigatorPrEP delivery systems for Black men who have sex with men (BMSM) transitioning from jail to community contexts (R21 grant)
  • Kristi Gamarel, Principal Investigator: Addressing violence and HIV cascade of care outcomes among transgender women (R21 grant)
  • Matt Mutchler, Principal Investigator: Evaluating the feasibility and acceptability of 'PrEP-Talk': a PrEP uptake intervention for young Black MSM with their close friends (R34 grant)
  • Tonia Poteat, Principal Investigator: Cardiovascular health of sexual and gender minorities in the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (R01 grant)
  • Diane Santa Maria, Principal Investigator: Come as You Are – Assessing the Efficacy of a Nurse Case Management HIV Prevention and Care Intervention among Homeless Youth (R01 grant)
  • Robin Stevens, Principal Investigator: Utilizing Twitter to identify and recruit young black men at high risk of HIV infection (R21 grant)

Manuscripts Accepted/Published

Past and current Visiting Professors have had over 1600 publications since beginning their participation in the training program. The following list are selected new publications in 2019 and 2020. Program participants’ names appear in bold.

  • Ackerley CG, Poteat T, Kelley CF. Human Immunodeficiency Virus in Transgender Persons. Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am 2019;48(2):453-464. 

  • Barman-Adhikari A, Hsu HT, Brydon D, Petering R, Santa Maria D, Narendorf S, Shelton J, Bender K, Ferguson K. Prevalence and correlates of nonmedical use of prescription drugs (NMUPD) among Young adults experiencing homelessness in seven cities across the United States. Drug Alcohol Depend 2019;200:153-160. 

  • Boone CA, Bowleg L. Structuring Sexual Pleasure: Equitable Access to Biomedical HIV Prevention for Black Men Who Have Sex with Men. Am J Public Health 2020;110(2):157-159.

  • Brewer R, Daunis C, Ebaady S, Wilton L, Chrestman S, Mukherjee S, Moore M, Corrigan R, Schneider J. Implementation of a Socio-structural Demonstration Project to Improve HIV Outcomes Among Young Black Men in the Deep South. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities 2019;6(4):775-89. PMC6661001.

  • Chandler R, Ross H, Paul S, Shittu A, Lescano C, Hernandez N, Morrison-Beedy D. The HIP LADIES: A Pilot Health Improvement Project for HIV Prevention in Black College Women. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care 2019;30(4):474-87. 

  • Colon Burgos JF, Padilla M, Nunez A, Varas-Diaz N, Matiz-Reyes A. An ethnographic study of 'touristic escapism' and health vulnerability among Dominican male tourism workers. Glob Public Health 2019;14(11):1578-88. 

  • Cordova D, Mendoza Lua F, Munoz-Velazquez J, Street K, Bauermeister JA, Fessler K, Adelman N, Neilands TB, Boyer CB. A multilevel mHealth drug abuse and STI/HIV preventive intervention for clinic settings in the United States: A feasibility and acceptability study. PloS One 2019;14(8):e0221508. PMC6705861.

  • Djiadeu P, Smith MDR...Nelson LE. Social, Clinical, and Behavioral Determinants of HIV Infection and HIV Testing among Black Men in Toronto, Ontario: A Classification and Regression Tree Analysis. J Int Assoc Provid AIDS Care 2020;19:2325958220934613. PMC7418239.

  • Frye V, Nandi V, Hirshfield S, Chiasson MA, Wilton L, Usher D, Hoover DR, Koblin BA. Brief Report: Randomized Controlled Trial of an Intervention to Match Young Black Men and Transwomen Who Have Sex With Men or Transwomen to HIV Testing Options in New York City (All About Me). J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2020;83(1):31-36. 

  • Gamarel KE, Sevelius JM, Reisner SL, Richardson RL, Darbes LA, Nemoto T, Operario D. Relationship Stigma and HIV Risk Behavior Among Cisgender Men Partnered with Transgender Women: The Moderating Role of Sexual Identity. Arch Sex Behav 2020;49(1):175-84. PMC7018566.

  • Hood KB, Hall CJ, Owens BD, Patev AJ, Belgrave FZ. HIV Testing Behaviors among Black Rural Women: The Moderating Role of Conspiracy Beliefs and Partner Status Disclosure. Ethn Dis 2020;30(2):251-260. PMC7186054.

  • Knittel AK, Graham LF, Peterson J, Lopez W, Snow RC. Access to Health Care Services among Young People Exchanging Sex in Detroit. J Urban Health 2019;96(3):452-68. PMC6565764.

  • Lanier Y, Campo A, Lavarin C, Toussaint A, Gwadz M, Guilamo-Ramos V. Methodological strategies to engage young black and Latino heterosexual couples in sexual and reproductive health research. BMC Health Serv Res 2020;20(1):375. PMC7199298.

  • Lassiter JM, Brewer R, Wilton L. Black Sexual Minority Men's Disclosure of Sexual Orientation Is Associated With Exposure to Homonegative Religious Messages. Am J Mens Health 2019;13(1):1557988318806432. PMC6771123.

  • Madera SL, Diaz NV, Padilla M, Pibernus XR, Neilands TB, Segarra ER, Velazquez CM, Bockting W. "Just Like Any Other Patient": Transgender Stigma among Physicians in Puerto Rico. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2019;30(4):1518-1542. 

  • Nelson LE, Ajiboye W...Williams G. A Web-Based Intervention to Reduce Decision Conflict Regarding HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis: Clinical Trial Protocol. JMIR Res Protoc 2020. 

  • Poteat T, Hanna DB...Althoff KN. Characterizing the Human Immunodeficiency Virus Care Continuum Among Transgender Women and Cisgender Women and Men in Clinical Care: A Retrospective Time-series Analysis. Clin Infect Dis 2019:doi: 10.1093/cid/ciz322. 

  • Sims OT, Chiu CY, Chandler R, Melton P, Wang K, Richey C, Odlum M. Alcohol Use and Ethnicity Independently Predict Antiretroviral Therapy Nonadherence Among Patients Living with HIV/HCV Coinfection. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities 2020;7(1):28-35. PMC6980421.

  • Teti M, Bauerband LA, Altman C. Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy Among Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People Living with HIV: Findings from the 2015 U.S. Trans Survey. Transgend Health 2019;4(1):262-269. PMC6814081.

  • Watkins-Hayes C. Remaking a Life: How Women Living with HIV/AIDS Confront Inequality. Berkeley CA: University of California Press; 2019.

  • Yamanis TJ, Zea MC, Rame Montiel AK, Barker SL, Diaz-Ramirez MJ, Page KR, Martinez O, Rathod J. Immigration Legal Services as a Structural HIV Intervention for Latinx Sexual and Gender Minorities. J Immigr Minor Health 2019;21:1365-72. PMC6551294.