PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2004
MHS, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2000
BS, Towson University, 1993
My research interests are in the development and evaluation of behavioral interventions that aim to reduce disparities in HIV risk, specifically as this affects adult populations in urban environments including drug users and men who have sex with men. My research includes a focus is on the socio-spatial and temporal context of behavior and utilizes social influence theories to inform my work.
Current activities include: 1) evaluating a culturally-tailored HIV prevention intervention for African American Men who have sex with men, 2) evaluation of a social-network oriented behavioral interventions with high-risk adults, 3) Translating a scientifically proven behavioral intervention for national dissemination, and 4) design and evaluation of an intervention targeting depressive symptoms of active drug users to reduce HIV risk.