Participants

Since its inception in 1997, this training program has collaborated with 68 Visiting Professors. The information listed below reflects each participant’s area of concentration at the time of program entry.

Accepted in 2018

Rasheeta Chandler, PhD, RN 

Currently: Assistant Professor at Emory University 

Kristi E. Gamarel, PhD, EdM

Currently: Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan

Julia Lechuga, PhD 

Currently: Assistant Professor at Lehigh University

Omar T. Sims, PhD

Currently: Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham

Sherry C. Wang, PhD 

Currently: Assistant Professor at Santa Clara University

Accepted in 2017

Jonathan Mathias Lassiter, PhD

Currently: Assistant Professor, Muhlenberg College

The moderating role of culturally-specific spirituality on the relationship between multilevel stressors and HIV risk behaviors among Black MSM

Omar Martinez, JD, MPH, MS

Currently: Assistant Professor, Temple University

Transhealth Information Project: A peer-led HIV prevention intervention to promote HIV protection for transgender women

Accepted in 2016

Kristina B. Hood, PhD

Currently: Assistant Professor, Mississippi State University

Feasibility and acceptability of implementing a single-session multimedia intervention with rural African American men

Tonia C. Poteat, PhD

Currently: Assistant Professor, Johns Hokpins University

Feasibility and acceptability of recruitment strategies for reaching male sexual partners of transgender women (trans-attracted men) in Baltimore

Diane Santa Maria, DrPH

Currently: Assistant Professor, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Employing ecological momentary assessment strategies to drive the development of an HIV prevention intervention for homeless and at-risk youth

Glenn-Milo Santos, PhD

Currently: Assistant Professor, University of California San Francisco

Evaluating the use of ecological momentary assessment among substance-using men who have sex with men

Accepted in 2015 

Russell Brewer, DrPH

Currently: Research Associate Professor, University of Chicago Medicine and Director of Community Engagement, Chicago Center for HIV Elimination

At acceptance: Director of HIV/STI Program, Louisiana Public Health Institute

Neighborhood-level factors that are associated with high-risk sexual behaviors and syndemic conditions among BMSM in New Orleans

David Cordova, PhD

Currently: Assistant Professor, University of Michigan

At acceptance: Assistant Professor, University of Michigan

Efficacy of an m-health version of Storytelling for Empowerment in preventing and reducing HIV/STI risk behaviors among adolescents in primary care

Matt G. Mutchler, PhD

Currently: Professor, California State University, Dominguez Hills

At acceptance: Professor, California State University, Dominguez Hills

Using sexual script theory to explore the critical factors (barriers and facilitators) that young Black gay men think are important to address in order to increase PrEP uptake among their peers

Robin Stevens, PhD

Currently: Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania

At acceptance: Assistant Professor, Rutgers University - Camden

HIV and sexual risk related messages on social media and the influence of the social media environment on adolescent sexual risk behavior

Accepted in 2014 

Louis F. Graham, DrPH, MPH

Currently: Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst

At acceptance: Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Preventing the co-occurrence of HIV vulnerability and mental disorders among African-American sexually marginalized men

Sheilla L. Rodriguez-Madera, PhD

Currently: Associate Professor, University of Puerto Rico

At acceptance: Associate Professor, University of Puerto Rico

Promotion of health equity for MTF-TG health in the Puerto Rican context

Emma M. Sterrett-Hong, PhD

Currently: Assistant Professor, University of Louisville

At acceptance: Assistant Professor, University of Louisville

Non-parental adult social support to young ethnic and sexual minority men

2013

No new participants were accepted because the program was at capacity.

Accepted in 2012

Marlon M. Bailey, PhD, MFA

Currently: Associate Professor, Arizona State University

At acceptance: Assistant Professor, Indiana University

Examining Black gay men’s raw sex practices with the aim to develop risk reductive, efficacious and culturally appropriate HIV/AIDS prevention strategies

Naomi M. Hall-Byers, PhD, MPH

Currently: Associate Professor, Winston-Salem State University

At acceptance: Assistant Professor, Winston-Salem State University

Exploring a culturally grounded, multi-dimensional model of sexual decision-making and behavior among African American college students

Carolette Norwood, PhD

Currently: Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati

At acceptance: Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati

Factors that improve and undermine HIV prevention for African-American women in urban communities

T. Alex Washington, PhD, MSSW, MA

Currently: Professor, California State University, Long Beach

At acceptance: Associate Professor, California State University, Long Beach

A social networking intervention to increase HIV testing uptake among young Black men who have sex with men

Accepted in 2011

Sheldon Applewhite, PhD

Currently: Assistant Professor, Borough of Manhattan Community College

At acceptance: Assistant Professor, Borough of Manhattan Community College

HIV prevention for Black Same Gender Loving men in emerging and long-termed relationships

Jason Bird, PhD, MSW

Currently: Associate Professor, Rutgers University-Newark

At acceptance: Assistant Professor, Rutgers University-Newark

Reducing HIV/STI health disparities for African American men who have sex with men

Loida Bonney, MD, MPH

Currently: Assistant Professor, Emory University School of Medicine

At acceptance: Assistant Professor, Emory University

HIV prevention and treatment for African American women in the south

Angela Chia-Chen Chen, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC

Currently: Associate Professor, Arizona State University

At acceptance: Associate Professor, Arizona State University

Understanding risk and resilience processes that affect mental and behavioral health among disadvantaged groups, in particular ethnic minority and immigrant youth

Maya Corneille, PhD,

Currently: Associate Professor, North Carolina A & T State University

At acceptance: Associate Professor, North Carolina A & T State University

HIV prevention interventions for young adult African Americans

Latrice C. Pichon, PhD, MPH

Currently: Associate Professor, The University of Memphis

At acceptance: Assistant Professor, The University of Memphis

Evaluation of faith-based HIV prevention initiatives serving African Americans

Accepted in 2010

Alida Bouris, PhD, MSW

Currently: Associate Professor, University of Chicago

At acceptance: Assistant Professor, University of Chicago

Parents’ Role in Preventing HIV among Latino YMSM: Parent and Youth Perspectives

David Perez-Jimenez, PhD

Currently: Assistant Research Scientist, University of Puerto Rico

At acceptance: Assistant Research Scientist, University of Puerto Rico

Exploring the Relationship Dynamics in Young Adult Couples in Puerto Rico

LaRon Nelson, PhD, RN, FNP

Currently: Assistant Professor, University of Rochester

At acceptance: Assistant Professor, University of Toronto

Hearing Young Parents’ Experiences (HYPE) Project: Exploring Young People’s Experiences as Co-Parents and Sexual Partners

Michelle Teti, DrPH

Currently: Associate Professor, University of Missouri-Columbia

At acceptance: Research Scientist, Drexel University

Picturing New Possibilities: Exploring the Use of Photovoice as a Tool of Empowerment and Change among Women Living with HIV/AIDS

Sinead Younge, PhD

Currently: Associate Professor, Morehouse College and Managing Associate for Research & Capacity Building, Community Science

At acceptance: Assistant Professor, Morehouse University

An Exploration of the Sexual Behaviors of Male Students Attending a Historically Black College

2009

No new participants were accepted because the program was at capacity.

2008

No new participants were accepted because the program was at capacity.

Accepted in 2007

Judith Cornelius, PhD

Currently: Associate Professor, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

At acceptance: Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina

HIV prevention among older African American women and the development of effective methods to teach nursing students to care of HIV-infected patients

Stacey B. Daughters, PhD

Currently: Associate Professor, UNC Chapel Hill

At acceptance: Assistant Professor, University of Maryland

HIV risk behavior among inner-city African American adolescents

Fred Ssewamala, PhD

Currently: Professor, Washington University in St. Louis

At acceptance: Associate Professor, Columbia University

Development and evaluation of HIV/AIDS prevention programs in the US and in Africa

Accepted in 2006

Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, LCSW, PhD

Currently: Professor, New York University

At acceptance: Associate Professor, Columbia University

A community clinic partnership demonstrating social workers’ efficacy: A clinic-based intervention

Robert L. Miller, PhD

Currently: Associate Professor, University of Albany

At acceptance: Assistant Professor, University of Albany

Exploring spiritual agency as a framework for HIV prevention in African American gay men

Leo Wilton, PhD

Currently: Professor, Binghamton University

At acceptance: Assistant Professor, Binghamton University

Body attitudes and HIV risk behavior in Black gay and bisexual men

Accepted in 2005

Rocio Rivadeneyra, PhD

Currently: Associate Professor, Illinois State University

At acceptance: Assistant Professor, Illinois State University

Influence of media on Latino adolescents’ sexual attitudes and behavior

Laura Romo, PhD

Currently: Professor, UC Santa Barbara

At acceptance: Assistant Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara

Enhancing the protective potential of mother-daughter relationships in Latino families

Nelson Varas Diaz, PhD

Currently: Professor, Florida International University

At acceptance: Assistant Professor, University of Puerto Rico

AIDS Stigma among health professionals in Puerto Rico: Intervention development

Scyatta Wallace, PhD

Currently: Associate Professor, St. John's University

At acceptance: Assistant Professor, SUNY Downstate Medical Center

The Role of culture and context in HIV prevention among Black American youth

Accepted in 2004

Mark B. Padilla, MPH, PhD

Currently: Associate Professor, Florida International University

At acceptance: Assistant Professor, Columbia University

Structural, cultural, and interpersonal factors in HIV transmission among non-gay-identified Latino MSM and their partners in the urban U.S.

Dexter Voisin, PhD, LCSW Currently: Professor, University of Chicago

At acceptance: Assistant Professor, University of Chicago

Predictors of HIV-related behaviors among urban African American youth

Celeste Watkins-Hayes, PhD

Currently: Professor, Northwestern University

At acceptance: Assistant Professor, Northwestern University

The social consequences of HIV/AIDS in African American communities: an ethnographic study

Accepted in 2003

John J. Chin, PhD

Currently: Professor, Hunter College, City University of New York

At acceptance: Senior Research Associate, The New York Academy of Medicine

New York Asian immigrant community institutions and HIV prevention

Sheldon D. Fields, PhD, RN

Currently: Dean of the School of Health Professions, New York Institute of Technology

At acceptance: Associate Professor, University of Rochester

Innovations in HIV prevention for a new generation of at risk young Black men who have sex with men

Wende E. Marshall, PhD

Currently: Adjunct Professor, Temple University

At acceptance: Assistant Professor, University of Virginia

Interpreting epidemic: HIV/AIDS and rural Southern Black women

Lois M. Takahashi, PhD

Currently: Professor, UC Los Angeles 

At acceptance: Associate Professor, UC Los Angeles

The geography of HIV/AIDS in Asian Pacific Islander communities: Risk behaviors and organizational response

Accepted in 2002

Lauren E. Durant, PhD

Currently: Director, B & D Behavioral Health Services

At acceptance: Assistant Clinical Professor, Duke University Medical Center

Development of culturally relevant behavioral interventions that target low-income substance-dependent minority women

Sonja Feist-Price, PhD

Currently: Professor, University of Kentucky

At acceptance: Associate Professor, University of Kentucky

African American men who identify as heterosexual and secretly have sex with men: An HIV-prevention intervention

David Malebranche, MD, MPH

Currently: Primary Care Physician, University of Pennsylvania Student Health Services

At acceptance: Clinical Instructor, Emory University School of Medicine

Manhood development and high-risk sexual behavior among Black men who have sex with men

Eric Whitaker, MD, MPH

Currently: Executive Vice President & Associate Dean, University of Chicago Medical Center

At acceptance: Assistant Professor, Rush Medical College

HIV and the Black Church: Facilitators and barriers to HIV prevention

Accepted in 2001

Gauri Bhattacharya, DSW

Currently: Professor, Jackson State University

At acceptance: Assistant Professor, Columbia University

Contexts of immigration and HIV risk: Asian Indians in the United States

Sonya Grant Arreola, PhD, MPH

Currently: Senior Research Advisor, The Global Forum on MSM & HIV

At acceptance: Principal Investigator, San Francisco Department of Public Heath HIV Research Section

Childhood sexual abuse and risky sexual behaviors among Latino gay men

Dorie J. Gilbert, PhD

Currently: Associate Professor, University of Texas at Austin

At acceptance: Assistant Professor, University of Texas

Young African American, HIV-affected daughters: A prospective assessment

Don Operario, PhD

Currently: Professor, Brown University

At acceptance: Associate Professor, Bio Med Community Health

Social identity, stigma, and the social context for HIV risk and protective factors among young gay men of color

Blanca Ortíz-Torres, PhD, JD

Currently: Professor, University of Puerto Rico

At acceptance: Associate Professor, University of Puerto Rico

Normative beliefs, social networks and health-related outcomes among Puerto Rican HIV+ women

Accepted in 2000

Emma J. Brown, PhD

Currently: Associate Professor, University of Kentucky

At acceptance: Associate Professor, University of Central Florida

HIV-risk prevention in Southern rural African American women

Kimberly Jacob Arriola, PhD, MPH

Currently: Professor, Emory University At acceptance: Faculty associate, Emory University HIV/AIDS and social inequality among African American women Lynn F. Roberts, PhD Currently: Assistant Professor, City University of New York 

At acceptance: Assistant Professor, Hunter College, City University of New York

Awareness and experience of oppression, dating violence and HIV-risk behavior among African American and Latino/a high school students

Accepted in 1999

Lisa Bowleg, PhD

Currently: Professor, George Washington University

At acceptance: Assistant Professor, University of Rhode Island

Gender norms and power in relationships of Black women and men

Héctor Carrillo, DrPH

Currently: Professor, Northwestern University

At acceptance: Post-doc Fellow, University of California San Francisco

HIV prevention among Mexican men who come to the U.S. to enact homosexual behaviors

Hirokazu Yoshikawa, PhD

Currently: University Professor, New York University

At acceptance: Assistant Professor, New York University

Social networks and their role in HIV prevention for Asian men who have sex with men

Accepted in 1998

George Ayala, PhD

Currently: Executive Director, The Global Forum on MSM & HIV

At acceptance: Consultant, AIDS Project Los Angeles

Race, class and unprotected sex among Latino gay men

Larry Gant, CSW, PhD

Currently: Professor, University of Michigan School of Social Work

At acceptance: Associate Professor, University of Michigan 

Interventions to reduce risk in African American drug users

Jesus Ramirez-Valles, MPH, PhD Currently: Professor, University of Illinois - Chicago 

At acceptance: Associate Professor, University of Illinois-Chicago 

Effects of volunteerism and activism on unsafe sex practices among Latino gay men

Deborah Ridley Brome, PhD

Currently: Executive Vice President, GEARS, Inc.

At acceptance: Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts, Boston

Sexual self characteristics in African American adolescents

Accepted in 1997

Faye Belgrave, PhD

Currently: Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University

At acceptance: Associate Professor, George Washington University

Sex and drug risk prevention interventions for African American adolescent females

Kurt Organista, PhD

Currently: Professor, UC Berkeley 

At acceptance: Associate Professor, UC Berkeley

HIV prevention in Mexican migrant workers

Darrell Wheeler, PhD, MPH

Currently: Professor, Loyola University Chicago 

t acceptance: Assistant Professor, Columbia University

Physician-patient relationship and adherence to medication in HIV+ African American gay men

Maria Cecilia Zea, PhD

Currently: Professor, George Washington University

At acceptance: Associate Professor, George Washington University

Disclosure of HIV status in Latino gay and bisexual men