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 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: Director of HIV/STI Program, Louisiana Public Health Institute
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: Assistant 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 School of Public Health
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, School of Social Service Administration
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: 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 School of Nursing
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, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
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, Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University
At acceptance: Faculty associate, Emory University
HIV/AIDS and social inequality among African American women

Lynn F. Roberts, PhD
Currently: Assistant Professor, CUNY School of Public Health
At acceptance: Assistant Professor, Hunter College Urban Public Health Program, 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 School of Social Work
Interventions to reduce risk in African American drug users

Jesus Ramirez-Valles, MPH, PhD
Currently: Professor, University of Illinois – Chicago School of Public Health
At acceptance: Associate Professor, University of Illinois-Chicago School of Public Health
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 School of Social Welfare
At acceptance: Associate Professor, UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare
HIV prevention in Mexican migrant workers

Darrell Wheeler, PhD, MPH
Currently: Professor, Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work
At 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