Mitchell Wharton is an assistant professor of clinical nursing. Within the School of Nursing he teaches in the Master’s Nurse Practitioner programs, serves as faculty advisor for the student-led Leading with Integrity For Tomorrow (LIFT) program and co-facilitator of the Racial Equity Series, and is an active member of the Interdisciplinary Sexual Health and HIV Research (INSHHR) group. A 2015 recipient of School of Nursing’s Outstanding Scholarly Practitioner Award, Wharton maintains an active clinical practice in the Center for Perioperative Medicine at Strong Memorial Hospital and serves as the national treasurer for the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC).

Wharton’s research scholarship focuses on identifying asset based-modalities of HIV prevention and health maintenance in marginalized populations by examining the intersectionalities of age, race, sexual identity and behaviors, and human rights. He has received a Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) pilot award to examine the sexual oriented engagements with multiple networked technologies among young black men who have sex with men.

Wharton earned a BSN and MSN from Widener University, and a PhD from the University of Rochester. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship in HIV Epidemiology and Prevention Sciences at The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.