Professor, Infectious Diseases and Mircrobiology
Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology
My training is as a community organizer whose practice is LGBT health and HIV prevention service and research. I am a Professor in the Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology and a co-investigator of the Pitt Men’s Study, a 30-year-old study of HIV among men who have sex with men. In that capacity, I have recruited almost 4,000 racially and economically diverse gay and bisexual men into the Pittsburgh site. As the principal investigator of the HIV Prevention and Care Project, I have directed a program that includes needs assessment, evaluation, capacity building among racial/ethnic and LGBT communities, and prevention planning and implementation in rural and urban Pennsylvania excluding Philadelphia. I am also a co-director of the Center for LGBT Wellness and of the School’s Certificate Program in LGBT Health and teach a course in Human Diversity and public health, have published articles on a number of health equity issues and have worked with many national, statewide, and local community organizations including HIV service organizations, LGBT mental health, youth, and advocacy services.