Faculty Detail

LaRon E. Nelson, PhD, RN, FNP

  • Assistant Professor
  • Dean's Endowed Fellow in Health Disparities
LaRon E. Nelson

Contact Information

255 Crittenden Blvd. Box SON Rochester, NY 14642
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Education

Doctor of Philosophy, 2009. University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, US

Master of Science, 2004. University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, US

Bachelor of Science, 2002. University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, US

Experience

Faculty Appointments: 2014 - Current. Assistant Professor (School of Nursing). University of Rochester (Tenure-Track). Rochester, NY, US.

Faculty Appointments: 2014 - Current. Dean's Endowed Fellow in Health Disparities (School of Nursing). University of Rochester. Rochester, NY, US.

Faculty Appointments: 2012 - Current. Assistant Professor (Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing). University of Toronto (Status Only). Toronto, Ontario, CA.

Faculty Appointments: 2009 - Current. Associate Member (School of Graduate Studies). University of Toronto. Toronto, Ontario, CA.

Faculty Appointments: 2012 - 2014. Assistant Professor (College of Nursing). University of South Florida (Tenure-Track). Tampa, FL, US.

Faculty Appointments: 2012 - 2014. Assistant Professor (College of Pharmacy; Department of Pharmacotherapeutics and Clinical Research). University of South Florida (Cross-Appointment). Tampa, FL, US.

Faculty Appointments: 2009 - 2012. Assistant Professor (Division of Adolescent Medicine). The Hospital for Sick Children (Cross-Appointment). Toronto, Ontario, CA.

Faculty Appointments: 2009 - 2012. Assistant Professor (Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing). University of Toronto (Tenure-Track). Toronto, Ontario, CA.

Lectureships & Visiting Professorships: 2010 - 2013. Visiting Assistant Professor (Center for AIDS Prevention Studies). University of California San Francisco. San Francisco, CA, US.

Lectureships & Visiting Professorships: 2010 - 2013. Visiting Assistant Professor, Center for AIDS Prevention Studies. University of California San Francisco, School of Medicine. California, CA, US.

Lectureships & Visiting Professorships: 2010 - 2012. Visiting Scientist. The Fenway Institute. Boston, MA, US.

Military: 1998 - 1999. Personnelman 3rd Class. United States Navy, United States Department of Defense (Naval Station Newport). Newport, RI, US.

Military: 1996 - 1998. Personnelman 3rd Class. United States Navy, United States Department of Defense (USS John F. Kennedy). Mayport, FL, US.

Military: 1995 - 1996. E2/Seaman Apprentice. United States Navy, United States Department of Defense (Naval Air Station Meridian). Meridian, MS, US.

Professional Experience: 2014 - Current. Associate Director of International Research (Center for AIDS Research). University of Rochester. Rochester, NY, US.

Professional Experience: 2012 - 2014. Assistant Dean for Global & Community Affairs (College of Nursing). University of South Florida. Tampa, FL, US.

Professional Experience: 2007 - 2009. Associate Director & Chief of Public Health Practice and Evaluation. Monroe County Department of Public Health. Rochester, NY, US.

Professional Experience: 2004 - 2007. Family Nurse Practitioner. University of Rochester Medical Center, Infectious Diseases Division (Monroe County STD/HIV Program). Rochester, NY, US.

Professional Experience: 2004 - 2007. Family Nurse Practitioner. Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong, University of Rochester Medical Center (Division of Adolescent Medicine). Rochester, NY, US.

Professional Experience: 2002 - 2004. Registered Professional Nurse,. University of Rochester Medical Center, Division of Infectious Diseases & Monroe County Sexually Transmitted Diseases Clinic (Monroe County STD/HIV Program). Rochester, NY, US.

Professional Experience: 2002 - 2004. Registered Professional Nurse. University of Rochester Medical Center, Infectious Diseases Division (Monroe County STD/HIV Program). Rochester, NY, US.

Research

Multilevel and integrated HIV prevention for MSM close social networks in Ghana. - . National Institute of Mental Health, PA-11-271 Advancing the impact of effective HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment interventions/ RO1.

Socio-culturally Relevant HIV Prevention for Black LGBT Families of Choice. - . National Institute of Mental Health, PAR-11-278 Discovery, development and testing of novel interventions to advance HIV prevention and care/ R34.

A phase 2b study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of VRC01 broadly neutralizing monoclonal antibody in reducing acquisition of HIV-1 infection. 2015 - Current. HIV Vaccine Trials Network. HIV Prevention Trials Network and National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases.

Exploring Stigmas and HIV Diagnosis Delay, Linkage and Retention for MSM in Ghana. 2016 - Current. National Institute of Mental Health.

Feasibility and acceptability of a smartphone-based app for HIV symptom monitoring and follow up among a peer-driven sample of HIV-infected MSM in Ghana, West Africa. Status: In review. 2016 - Current. University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry and University of Rochester School of Nursing.

Nursing outcomes in socially transformative research examining stress and stigma among MSM in Ghana . - . National Institute of Mental Health, PA 13-246 Research to characterize and reduce stigma to improve health/ R21.

Identifying factors and characteristics that impact participation in a phase IIb VRC01 broadly neutralizing antibody trial for HIV-1 uninfected men who have sex with men and transgender persons who have sex with men. 2016 - Current. National Institute of Mental Health.

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Translating knowledge into action to support effective responses to HIV in heterosexual Black men and women in Ontario: Co-infections study KTE-resource development. 2015 - 2016. Ontario HIV Treatment Network.

Mobile Phone Based Peer Support to Prevent Postpartum Depression in Adolescent Mothers: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. 2015 - 2016. Women's College Hospital.

Pre-exposure prophylaxis initiation and adherence among Black men who have sex with men in three. 2012 - 2015. HIV Prevention Trials Network, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and National Institute of Mental Health.

The role of common co-infections in HIV susceptibility, immunopathogenesis and secondary transmission among African, Caribbean, and Black Canadians. 2009 - 2014. Canadian Institute of Health Research.

Examining the impact of relationship quality, stress, and quality of life on pregnancy and birth outcomes of African American adolescent parents. 2012 - 2014. Dean's Research Award, University of South Florida College of Nursing.

Building a Program of Research that Addresses Sexual Health Disparities among African-American Teen Mothers and the Fathers of their Children. 2011 - 2013. National Institute of Minority Health & Health Disparities, Loan Repayment Supplement.

Kumasi & Accra Project to Prevent AIDS: An Integrated Biomedical, Behavioral, Social and Structural Approaches to HIV Prevention among Men Most At Risk in Ghana. 2011 - 2012. Grand Challenges Canada.

Economic, Legal and Social Hardships Associated with HIV Risk among Black Men who have Sex with Men in Six US Cities. 2011 - 2012. HIV Prevention trials Network & National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Social Justice Curriculum in Nursing: Challenges, Opportunities, and Possibilities. 2010 - 2011. Nursing Education Research Development Fund Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing.

A Relational Health Assessment of Urban Adolescent and Young Adult Mothers and Fathers. 2010 - 2011. Bertha J. Rosenstadt Nursing Research Fund, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing.

When Sunday Comes: The Impact of Non-affirming Church Environments on the Health Behaviors of Black Men who have sex with Men. 2010 - 2011. HIV Prevention Trials Network & National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Monroe County, New York School Based Influenza Prevention Project. 2008 - 2011. U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Hearing Young Parents' Experiences (HYPE) Project-New York City: Exploring African-American Youth's Experiences as Co-Parents and Sex Partners. 2010 - 2011. University of California San Francisco, Center for AIDS Prevention Studies & National Institute for Child Health and Development.

Partner-type Influence on Condom Use in Adolescent Girls. 2004 - 2008. National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), #F31NR008964-01.

A Qualitative Descriptive Exploration into the Condom Use Decisions of Young Black Mothers: Perspectives on the Fathers of their Children. 2006 - 2007. University of Rochester, Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies.

Understanding the Sexual Risk taking and Parenting Experiences of black Adolescent Mothers: Perceptions and Perspectives on the Fathers of their Children. 2005 - 2006. University of Rochester, Family Research Roundtable.

Publications

Nelson, L.E., Eyre, S.L.,&Dal Santo, T.. (n.d.). Mapping sociocultural cognition of sexual partner types among Black adolescents in the United States. PLoS ONE.

Nelson, L. E., Wilton, L., Zhang, N., Agyarko-Poku, T., Adu-Sarkodie, Y.. (n.d.). Using a social-psychological typology to predict sexual risk among men who have sex with men in Ghana. African Journal of AIDS Research.

Nelson L. E. & Malebranche D.J.. (n.d.). Comprehensive primary health care with HIV Positive gay Men. In L. Wilton (Ed.), Understanding Prevention for HIV )Positive Gay Men: Innovative Approaches in LGBT Health..

Nelson, L.E., Wilton, L., Agyarko-Poku, T., Bailey, M. M., Apea, V., Cobbibah, M., Adu-Sarkodie, Y.. (n.d.). Attitudes regarding HIV oral pre-exposure prophylaxis among men who have sex with men in Ghana, West Africa. Bulletin of the World Health Organization.

Nelson, L.E., Wilton, L., Agyarko-Poku, T., Aluoch. M., apea, V., Zhang, N., Hanson, S.O., & Adu-Sarkodie, Y.. (n.d.). Predictors of condom use among close social networks of men who have sex with men in Chana, West Africa. BMC Public Health, Manuscript.

Nelson, L.E., Aluoch, M., Wilton, L., Zhang, N., Agyarko-Poku, T., & Adu-sarkodie, Y.. (n.d.). HIV risk related behavior and psychosocial factors among men who have sex with men in Ghana. Global Public Health, Manuscript.

Nelson L.E., Wilton L., Zhang N., Thach, C. T., Penniman Dyer T., Kushwaha S., Ndoye O., Sanders E., & Mayer, K., for HPTN 061 Study Team. (2016). Childhood exposure to religions with high prevalence of members who discourage homosexuality is associated with HIV risk behaviors and HIV infection in adult Black men who have sex with men. American Journal of Men's Health, Advanced online publication.

Nelson L.E., Wilton L., Moineddin R., Zhang N., Siddiqi A., Sa Ting, Harawa N., Regan R., Penniman Dyer T., Watson C. C., Koblin, B. del Rio, C., Buchbinder, S., Wheeler, D. P., & Mayer, K. H. for the HPTN 061 Study Team. (2016). Economic, legal and social hardships associated with HIV risk among Black men who have sex with men in six US Cities. Journal of Urban Health, 93, 170-188; DOI: 10.1007/s11524-015-0020-y; PMID: 26830422.

Nelson LE, Wilton L, Zhang L, Regan R, Thach C, Dyer TV, Kushwaha S, Sanders EC, Ndoye O, Mayer KH, and HPTN 061 Study Team. (2016). Childhood Exposure to Religions With High Prevalence of Members Who Discourage Homosexuality Is Associated With Adult HIV Risk Behaviors and HIV Infection in Black Men Who Have Sex With Men. American Journal of Mens Health, Advanced online publication, DOI:10.1177/1557988315626264; PMID: 26758708.

Malebranche D. J., & Nelson L. E.. (2016). Intersections of race, culture, and sexuality on health of MSM. In J. Schneider & V. Silenzio (Eds.), The Gay and Lesbian Medical Association Handbook of LGBT Health . Gay and Lesbian Medical Association.

Nelson L.E., Wilton L., Agyarko-Poku T., Zhang N., Zou Y., Aluoch M., Apea V., Hanson S.O., Adu-Sarkodie Y.. (2015). Predictors of Condom Use among Peer Social Networks of Men Who Have Sex with Men in Ghana, West Africa. PLoS One, 10 (1), 0115504.

Nelson L. E., Thach C.T., Shelton M.M., & Boyer C.B. (2015). Co-parenting relationship experiences of Black adolescent mothers in active romantic partnerships with the biological fathers of their children. Journal of Family Nursing, Manuscript, 21 (3), 362-412.

Nelson, L.E., Wilton, L., Agyarko-Poku, T., Zhang, N., Aluoch, M., Thach, C.T., Hanson, S.O., Adu-Sarkodie, Y.. (2015). The association of HIV stigma and HIV/STD knowledge with sexual risk behaviors among adolescent and adult men who have sex with men in Ghana, West Africa. Research in Nursing & Health, 38 (3), 194-206. DOI:10.1002/nur.21650.

Abbass-Dick J., Stern SB., Nelson LE, Watson W, Dennis CL. (2015). Coparenting breastfeeding support and exclusive breastfeeding: a randomized controlled trial. Pediatrics, 135 (1), 102-110.

Nelson LE, Wilton L, Agyarko-Poku T, Zhang N, Zou Y, Aluoch M, Apea V, Hanson SO, Adu-Sarkodie Y. (2015). Predictors of condom use among peer social networks of men who have sex with men in Ghana, West Africa. PLoS One, 30 (10), 1.

Nelson, L.E., Walker, J.J., DuBois, S., & Giwa, S. . (2014). Your blues ain't like mine: Integrative anti-racism in HIV prevention intervention research with Black men who have sex with men in Canada and the U.S. Nursing Inquiry. Nursing Inquiry, 21, 278-282.

Nelson L.E., Thach C.T., Zhang N.. (2014). Gender equitable fathers predict condom use among non-married adolescent parents in Toronto, Canada. Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 23 (1), 19-26; DOI: 10.1353/cjh.2014.0001.

Nelson LE, Thach CT, Shelton MM, Boyer CB.. (2014). Co-Parenting Relationship Experiences of Black Adolescent Mothers in Active Romantic Partnerships With the Fathers of Their Children. Journal Family Nurse pii:1074840714560753.

Nelson, L.E., McCready, L.T., Gesink, D., Morales, K.A., Morrision-Beedy, D., & Boakye-Yiadom, N.. (2013). Associations between co-parenting, gender equity attitudes and sexual risk among adolescent mothers and the biological fathers of their children. Journal of Adolescent Health, 52, S68.

Nelson, L.E., Morrison-Beedy, D., Kearney, M.H., & Dozier, A.. (2012). Black adolescent mothers' perspectives on sex and parenting in non-marital relationships with the birth fathers of their children. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecological, & Neonatal Nursing, 41, 82 - 91.

Eyre, S.L., Nelson, L.E., Santo, T.D., & Tran, D.. (2012). A study of vernacular partner terms: Possible cultural cues to condom use. Journal of Adolescent Health, 50, S7.

Nelson, L., E., & Morrison-Beedy, D.. (2012). Conducting intervention research in public health settings. In B. M. Melnyk & D. Morrision-Beedy (Eds.). Designing, Conducting, Analyzing and Funding Intervention Research for Publication: A Practical Guide for Success, 247-254.

Nelson, L. E.. (2011). A review of Couples, gender, and power: creating change in intimate relationships. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 37, 327-328.

Nelson, L.E., Morrison-Beedy, D., Kearney, H., & Dozier, A.. (2011). Always, never, or sometimes: Examining variation in condom-use decision making among Black adolescent mothers. Research in Nursing & Health, 34, 270 - 281.

Nelson, L. E., Morrison-Beedy, D., Kearney, H., & Dozier, A.. (2011). sex-partner type taxonomy use among urban African-American adolescent mothers. Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 20, 1-11.

Nelson,L. E., Morrison-Beedy, D., Kearney, HM., & Dozier, A.. (2010). Categorical and Conditional condom Use Decision Making Among Balck Adolescent Mothers in the US. Journal of Adolescent Health, 46, S30.

Nelson L. E., Morrison-Beedy D., Kearney M., & Dozier A.. (2010). The Rules of Engagement: Exploring use of a sexual partner-type taxonomy by Black adolescent mothers in the US. Journal of Adolescent Health, 46, S5-S6.

Nelson, L. E., & Morrison-Beedy, D.. (2008). Sex partner type and condom use in African-American adolescent mothers: A literature review. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 21, 213-219.

Nelson, L. E., & Morrison-Beedy, D.. (2008). Research team training: Moving beyond the job description. Applied Nursing Research, 21, 159-164.

Volpe, E. M., Nelson, L.E., Krause, R., & Morrision-Beedy D.. (2007). Adaptation and refinement of the HIV knowledge questionnaire for use with adolescent girls. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 18, 57-63.

Morrison-Beedy, D., Nelson, L.E., & Volpe, E.. (2005). HIV risk behaviors and testing rates in adolescent girls: Evidence to guide clinical practice. Pediatric Nursing, 31, 508-514.

Morrison-Beedy, D., & Nelson L.E. (2004). HIV prevention intervention in adolescent girls: What is the state of the science?. Worldviews on Evidence Based Practice, 1, 165-175.

Presentations

Addressing the impact of intersecting stigmas on HIV prevention and treatment outcomes among men who have sex with men.
White House Meeting on HIV Stigma Research

Client centered care coordination (C4) utilization and PrEP acceptance among Black men who have sex with men in 3 US cities.
International AIDS Conference

Barriers, assets and pathways to HIV prevention for men who have sex with men in Ghana: Perspectives from patients and healthcare providers.
International AIDS Conference

Biomedical HIV prevention: Where we've been and where we're going.
National African American Leadership Conference on HIV and Other Health Disparities

Understanding HIV transmission among persons from African, Caribbean and Black communities in Canada.
Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research

Barriers to and facilitators of antiretroviral therapy (ART) engagement among adult Ghanaian men who have sex with men living with HIV.
International AIDS Conference

En Avant: Implementing an impact-focused HIV/AIDS research strategy for African, Caribbean and Black communities in Ontario.
Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research

Significant health co-morbidities in Black men who have sex with men presenting for a US PrEP study.
International AIDS Conference

Social, behavioral and clinical predictors of sexually transmitted infections among African, Caribbean and Black men in Toronto.
Caribbean Studies Association Annual Conference

Sex, stigmas and systems: Global issues on HIV in young MSM.
Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections

Experiences of stigma in a sample of HIV-positive Ghanaian men who have sex with men: A qualitative study.
International AIDS Conference

Antibody Mediated Prevention: Implications for Black me who have sex with men.
National African American Leadership Conference on HIV and Other Health Disparities

Correlates for levels of self-reported PrEP adherence among Black men who have sex with men in 3 US cities.
International AIDS Conference

HIV and other sexually transmitted infections among African, Caribbean and Black men in Toronto, Canada.
Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research

HPTN 073: PrEP uptake and use by Black men who have sex with men in 3 US cities.
Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections

Client centered care coordination: Development and implementation of a multi-level intervention model to support the HIV sexual risk reduction and PrEP adherence goals of Black men who have sex with men.
National HIV Prevention Conference

Mobile Phone Based Peer Support to Prevent Postpartum Depression in Adolescent Mothers: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial.
Mobile Phone Based Peer Support to Prevent Postpartum Depression in Adolescent Mothers: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial

Associations of HIV Stigma and HIV/STD Knowledge with Sexual Risk Behaviors among Adolescent and Adult Men who have Sex with Men in Ghana, West Africa.
28th Annual Association of Nurses in AIDS Care Conference

Queer Eye for the African Guy: Recognizing and Resisting the Neo- Colonial Enterprise in HIV/STD Prevention with Men who have Sex with Men in Ghana.
Intimacies and Assemblages Symposium, Frederick Douglas Institute for African & African American Studies, University of Rochester

Multicultural Competence in Recruiting Black Men who have Sex with Men for HIV Prevention Research.
HIV Vaccine Trials Network Annual Conference

Patterns and predictors of HIV testing among heterosexual Black men in Toronto.
Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research

Human Rights, Self-Determination and HIV Prevention with MSM in Ghana, West Africa: Implications for HIV Nursing Research and Practice.
Annual Association of Nurses in AIDS Care Conference

Pathways from Non-Affirming Childhood Religious Affiliations to Adulthood HIV Risk in Black Men who Have Sex with Men.
18th Annual National Center for AIDS Research Conference

Using Research and Data to Improve the HIV Care Continuum.
16th Annual ViiV Community Summit

Correlates of condom use among close social networks of men who have sex with men in Ghana, West Africa.
20th International AIDS Conference

Opportunities in Research to move Black MSM along the HIV Care Continuum.
National Webinar Hosted by US Department of Health & Human Services, Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy

Beyond health: Research addressing social, political and economic issues affecting Black gay men.
National African-American MSM Leadership Conference on HIIV/AIDS and Other Health Disparities

Towards Improved Health Outcomes for MSM in African and African Diaspora communities.
Conference, Ontario HIV Treatment Network Research Conference

Conducting intervention research with African Diaspora youth: Lessons from the field and outlooks for the future.
Ontario HIV Treatment Network Research Conference

The grand challenge: Scaling up multi-level HIV prevention for men who have sex with men in Ghana.
St. Jude Research Center International HIV Series

Associations between co-parenting, gender equity attitudes and sexual risk among adolescent mothers and the biological fathers of their children.
Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society for Adolescent Health & Medicine

The United States National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Updates and Strategies for Black Gay Men.
National African-American MSM Leadership Conference on HIV/AIDS and Other Health Disparities

Political ecology as a lens for understanding geographic variations in HIV risk among Black men who have sex with men.
UCLA Health, Hope and Healing (H3) Conference

HIV sexual identity politics, and the colonization of sex and sexuality narratives in Ghana.
Annual Qualitative Analysis Conference

Don't make me over: Advancing an anti-colonial, African centered approach to HIV prevention research among men in Ghana.
National African-American MSM Leadership Conference on HIV/AIDS and Other Health Disparities

HIV Prevention Research for Black Men who Have Sex with Men: Identifying Priorities.
National Institutes of Health, National Institutes of Health

Adolescent Parenting: Opportunity for Positive Change.
Annual Conference, Adolescent Pregnancy Interagency Network

Bridging Adolescent Clinical Care and Research: Strategies for Success.
Annual Conference of the Adolescent Pregnancy Interagency Network

Sex, Parenting, and the Hood: Toward Healthy Relationships for Black Teen Moms and Dads.
Annual Meeting of the Black Physician's Association of Ontario

Finding Fathers not Fault: Examining Barriers to Engaging the Fathers of Children Born to Adolescent Mothers.
Toronto Public Health Lunch and Learn Series

Parenting Inequity and Sexual Risk: The Case for family Wellness among Teen Moms and Dads.
Social Work Rounds: The Hospital for Sick Children

Think Again: Reconsidering Motivations for Sex and Sexual Risk among Urban Young Single Mothers.
2010 Annual Meeting of Sexual Health Promoters

Think Again: Reconsidering Motivations for Sex and Sexual Risk among Urban Young Single Mothers.
Annual General Meeting of The Sex Information and Education Council of Canada

The rules of engagement: Exploring use of a sexual partner-type taxonomy by Black adolescent mothers in the U.S.
Annual Scientific Sessions of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine

Global Perspectives on Sexual Health.
2010 Globally Interested Nurse Conference

Influences of Sexual Partner-Type on Condom use Decision Making by Black Adolescent Mothers.
The Hospital for Sick Children, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Division of Adolescent Medicine, The Hospital for Sick Children

Anti Oppression and Anti-Racism in Community Based Research.
University of Toronto Research with Pride Forum

Black sexualities in the African Diaspora.
Fifth Biennial Conference of the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora

What's love got to do with it? Considering an evolution based explanation for selective sexual risk talking among Black adolescent mothers.
Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study

Health Disparities: How will Rochester Bridge the Racial Divide.
Annual Meeting of the Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency and Perinatal Network of Monroe County

The Black Clergy's Response to the Disproportionate STD/HIV Burden Among Blacks in Rochester.
African-American Health Coalition & Grace United Methodist Church

The Prevalence of STD/HIV Rates Among Blacks in Rochester.
African American Health Providers of Rochester

HIV/STD and Substance Use: The Black Men & Latino Men Health Crisis.
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Town Hall Meeting

Input on the recruitment and retention strategies for HIV risk research with young African-American mothers: What researchers need to know.
Annual Research Conference, Association of Nurses in AIDS Care

HIV risk reduction in adolescent girls: Prevention research and primary care.
Conference, Association of Nurses in AIDS Care Clinical

HIV/AIDS and Blacks in America: An update.
General Meeting of the Rochester Area Task Force on AIDS

Prevention interventions for young Black men who have sex with men: Program evaluation of Many Men Many Voices.
Research Summit, Black Gay Research

Training needs and methods in HIV prevention research .
17th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Eastern Nursing Research Society

Intervention fidelity from a trainer's perspective.
2005 Capacity Building and Research Translation Conference

RARE Project-Rochester: Findings and strategies for future successful applications of Rapid Assessment, Response and Evaluation Methodology.
National RARE Project Summit

Rapid assessment, response and evaluation of HIV risks in women of color - Rochester, NY.
National RARE Project Final Presentation of Epidemiological Data

Awards

HIV/AIDS Champion of Change.
2012 HIV/AIDS Champion of Change, IMPACT DC, 2012

Dr. Mark A. Colomb Award of Excellence in Research.
National AIDS Education & Services for Minorities, Inc., 2012

Domestic HIV Prevention Scholar.
HIV Prevention Trails Network, 2010

Fellow, International LGBT Psychology Institute.
International LGBT Psychology Institute, 2010

Ruth L. Kirschstein Pre-Doctoral National Research Service Award.
Natioanl Institute of Nursing Research, 2004

Leadership Education in Adolescent Health(LEAH).
Fellow, Leadership Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH), 2004

Institutional Pre-doctoral National Research Service Award.
Center for High Risk Children & Youth, University of Rochester School of Nursing & National Institute of Nursing Research, 2003

Provost Award.
Office of Graduate Studies, University of Rochester, 2002

Fellow, Fredrick Douglas Institute for African & African - American Studies.
Frederick Douglas Institute for African & African-American Studies, 2002

Navy & Marian Corps Achievement Medal.
United States Department of Defense, 1999

Memberships

HIV Prevention Trials Network, Member

University of Toronto, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, Committee Member

International Association of Adolescent Health, Member

National League for Nursing, Member

Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, Member

Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, Member

HIV Vaccine Trials Network, Member

University of Rochester, Warner Graduate School of Education & Human Development, Committee Member

University of South Florida, College of Nursing, Supervisor

Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, Member

U.S. National Academies of Practice, Distinguished Practitioner and Fellow

Univeristy of Toronto, Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, Committee Member

University of Toronto, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Committee Member

University of South Florida College of Nursing, Supervisor

University of South Florida, College of Nursing, Supervisor

The Hospital for Sick Children, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Fellowship(Completed)

Community Service

New York State AIDS Advisory Council, Member

Monroe County Partnership to End the Epidemic, Member

New York State AIDS Advisory Council, Convener and Liaison

National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases, Member

Center for AIDS Research Sub-Saharan Africa Working Group

Public Health Agency of Canada, HIV/AIDS Epidemiology Section, Member

Sexual Information & Education Council of Canada, Member, Board of Directors

Black Gay Research Group, Member

National AIDS Education & Services for Minorities, Faculty Mentor

Black Canadian Queer, Chair & Founding Member

Black Daddies Club, Advisor

Young Parents No Fixed Address Network

University of Toronto, Member, Steering Committee

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Technical Information and Communication Branch, Member

Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project & Black Gay Research Group, Member

amfAR: The Foundation for AIDS Research & HIV Medical Association, Member