CAPS/PRC Town Hall presents: Lisa Bowleg, PhD -- Getting Critical: Centering Racism in HIV & Other Health Equity Research
CAPS/PRC Town Hall and the CAPS Anti-Racism Working Group present:
Lisa Bowleg, PhD
Getting Critical: Centering Racism in HIV & Other Health Equity Research
Lisa Bowleg, Ph.D., is Professor of Applied Social Psychology in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at The George Washington University (GW), and Director of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Core of the DC-Center for AIDS Research. She is also the Founding Director of the GW Institute for Intersectionality Equity Research and Policy, and President of the Intersectionality Training Institute, two new institutes that will launch in Fall 2021. She is a leading scholar of the application of intersectionality to social and behavioral science research, as well as research focused on HIV prevention and sexuality in Black communities. Her mixed methods research focuses on: (1) the effects of social-structural context, masculinity, and resilience on Black men’s sexual HIV risk and protective behaviors; and (2) intersectionality, stress, and resilience among Black lesbian, gay, and bisexual people. She has served as a principal investigator of four NIH-funded R01 studies. Her current projects include: (1) Strengths and Stressors, a NIDA-funded R01 to examine intersectional stress, substance use, co-occurring negative health outcomes, and protective factors among Black men at different intersections of sexual identity and socioeconomic position; (2) a NIDA-funded administrative supplement to Strengths and Stressors, designed to recruit and specifically focus on the experiences of Black bisexual men; and (3) PRISM, a NIMH-funded R21 to develop measures of multilevel intersectional stigma for Black gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men in Washington, DC and Jackson, MS; and (4) the WK Kellogg Foundation-funded Intersectionality Toolkit Project to develop an Intersectionality Checklist, case studies and implementation manual to inform U.S. maternal and child health policy. She is an associate editor of the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) and the editor of the Perspectives from the Social Sciences section of AJPH. In 2014, the American Psychological Association’s Committee on Psychology and AIDS awarded her its Psychology and AIDS Distinguished Leadership Award. Her most recent award is the May 2021 Oscar and Shoshana Trachtenberg Prize for Scholarship (Research) from GW.