Tonya Taylor, PhD, MS
College of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease Special Treatment and Research (STAR) Program
Co-Director, The Brooklyn Initiative to Develop Geriatrics Education
Dr. Tonya Taylor is an Assistant Professor in the College of Medicine and Special Treatment and Research (STAR) Program at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, a co-investigator in the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS) / Women’s Interagency HIV Study (WIHS) Combined Cohort Study (MACS/WIHS-CCS), and a co-Director of the BRooklyn Initiative to Develop Geriatrics Education (BRIDGE) and Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP). Dr. Taylor has over 20 years of experience in the design and implementation of ethnographic, survey and qualitative research in the United States and Southern and Eastern Africa. Her intellectual interests range across Medical and Linguistic Anthropology, with a substantive focus on HIV, biopsychosocial aspects of Aging, comparative systems of health and healing, health- and treatment-seeking behaviors, and sexual and reproductive health. Dr. Taylor endeavors to be a leader in the area of culturally appropriate, community-based approaches to address health disparities in care and treatment among older adults and people living with HIV and AIDS in the US and Africa.
In 2005, Dr. Taylor received a Joint Doctorate in Anthropology and Folklore, with a certificate in African Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. For her dissertation, Dr. Taylor designed and implemented a 15-month study on the use of traditional medicine in the care and treatment of people living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA) in rural Zimbabwe. She recruited 400 patients from 3 biomedical and 9 traditional cares sites and collected 345-videotaped examples of traditional healing interventions with spirit mediums, diviners and faith healers, 400 patient illness narratives, 254 follow-up interviews, and 1300 quality of life surveys. Using these data, she explored how the use of emic explanatory models, intrinsic to traditional healing, produced significantly better quality of life outcome in individuals using both traditional healing and biomedicine, as compared to those who used only biomedical treatment. For the fieldwork phase of the project, I was successful in winning external research funds from the National Institute of Mental Health (1 R03 MH62250-01) and the Social Science Research Council (IDRF Fellow 2000).
In 2009, Dr. Taylor completed a three-year NIMH postdoctoral fellowship at the HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies at Columbia University and a MS in Biostatistics at the Mailman School of Public Health. In 2011, she was awarded a NIMH Career Development Award to identify the prevention needs of older women with HIV to develop and pilot test a healthy HIV aging intervention called the CHANGE, which is a euphemism for menopause. In 2013, Dr. Taylor became a Butler-William Scholar at the National Institute of Aging. And in 2016, she completed a 2-year Advanced Research Institute (ARI) fellowship in Geriatric Mental Health (R25 MH068502; PI: M Bruce). During her KO1, Dr. Taylor pursued advanced training in Intervention Mapping and recently completed training on optimization of behavioral and biobehavioral interventions using the Multiphase Optimization Strategy (MOST).
Education and Training
- MA, Cultural Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (1998)
- Joint PhD, Medical and Linguistic Anthropology and Folklore and Folklife. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (2005)
- Postdoctoral, Behavioral Science Research in HIV Prevention, The HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies, Columbia University and the New York Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY(2009)
- MS, Biostatistics, Mailman School of Public Health, New York, NY (2009)
- Fellow, Summer Institute on Aging Research, Butler-William Scholar Program,
- National Institute of Aging, Bethesda, MD, (2013)
- Fellow, Career Development in Geriatric Mental Health, Advanced Research Institute (ARI) in Geriatric Mental Health (R25 MH068502; PI: M Bruce), 2016
- Fellow, Behavioral Medicine and Sleep Disorders Research, Program to Increase Diversity in Behavioral Medicine and Sleep Disorders Research (PRIDE) Summer Institute, NYU Langone's Center for Healthful Behavior Change, NY (2020).
- African Studies, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (2005)
Positions & Employment
- Assistant Professor, College of Medicine/ Division of Infectious Disease, SUNY Downstate 2011-present
- Research Instructor, Special Treatment and Research (STAR) Program, SUNY Downstate 2009-2011
- Fellow, Critical Writing Program, University of Pennsylvania 2005-2006
- Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania 2005-2006
- Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Folklore and Folklife, University of Pennsylvania 2004-2006
- Graduate Assistant, African Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania1999-2000
Other Professional Experience
- Co-Convener, HIV in Older Adults Special Interest Group, Gerontological Society of America, 2015-Present
- Temporary Scientific Review Member, Behavioral and Social Science Approaches to Preventing HIV/AIDS (BSPH) Study Section, 2016-Present
- Early Career Reviewer (ECR) Program, Center for Scientific Review at NIH, 2015-Present
Honors & Awards
- 2005 Kwame Nkrumah African Studies Prize for Best Dissertation, University of Pennsylvania.
- 2009 HIV Center Publication Award for Junior Investigators and Fellows, for the article entitled “Comparison of HIV/AIDS-Specific Quality of Life at Western Medicine versus Traditional African Medicine Care Sites,” co-authored with Curtis Dolezal, Susan Tross, and William C. Holmes and published in Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.
Dr. Taylor’s Research broadly falls in the following four areas:
The Prevention Needs of Older Women Living with HIV (OWLH).
With K01 support (KO1 MH095670; PI: Taylor), I conducted two studies using data from the Women’s Interagency HIV Study (WIHS), which is the largest longitudinal cohort study of HIV+ women and HIV- controls in the US, to identify the prevention needs of older (50+) OWLH. The research specific aims were to: 1) Describe the effects of aging on condomless sex among HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected women, aged 50 years and older; 2) Employ mixed methods to identify clinical, psychosocial, and interpersonal factors that account for variations in condomless sex among OWLH; and 3) Utilize information from aims 1 and 2 to develop and pilot test an Healthy HIV Aging intervention for OWLH using theory and evidence-based methods. Hazardous drinking among OWLH is an emerging problem. Using data from the WIHS, we assessed utilization of any alcohol treatment in the past 6 months among HIV+ women with hazardous drinking and performed multivariable logistic regression to determine correlates of receipt of any alcohol treatment.
- Taylor, T. N., Weedon, J., Golub, E. T., Karpiak, S. E., Gandhi, M., Cohen, M. H., Levine, A.M., Minkoff, H.L., Adedimeji, A.A., Goparaju, L., Holman, S., Wilson, T. E. (2014). Longitudinal Trends in Sexual Behaviors with Advancing Age and Menopause among Women with and Without HIV-1 Infection.AIDS and Behavior, 1-10. PMID: 25245474
- Taylor, T. N., Munoz-Plaza, C. E., Goparaju, L., Martinez, O., Holman, S., Minkoff, H. L.... & Wilson, T. E. (2016). “The Pleasure Is Better as I’ve Gotten Older”: Sexual Health, Sexuality, and Sexual Risk Behaviors among Older Women Living with HIV. Archives of sexual behavior, 1-14. PMID: 27220311
- Rubtsova, A. A., Kempf, M. C., Taylor, T. N., Konkle-Parker, D., Wingood, G. M., & Holstad, M. M. (2017). Healthy Aging in Older Women Living with HIV Infection: A Systematic Review of Psychosocial Factors. Current HIV/AIDS Reports, 14(1), 17-30.
- Hu, X., Harman, J., Winterstein, A. G., Zhong, Y., Wheeler, A. L., Taylor, T. N., ... & Adimora, A. A. (2016). Utilization of Alcohol Treatment among HIV-Positive Women with Hazardous Drinking. Journal of substance abuse treatment,64, 55-61. PMID: 26961420.
HIV Prevention to Reduce Health Disparities in Underserved Communities.
In the US, I served as a collaborator on a CDC-funded study, led by my primary K01 mentor (Wilson), entitled “Barbershops as Behavioral Settings for HIV Prevention Targeting African American Heterosexual Men” that explored sexual risk behaviors among men of African descent residing in Brooklyn, NY. The formative phase of the study was used to develop a theoretically grounded and community-based HIV prevention program (Barbershop Talk with Brothers (BTWB) program) that seeks to improve individual skills and motivation to decrease sexual risk, and that builds men’s interest in and capacity for improving their community’s health. In 2011, we piloted the program with 80 men and found that the evaluation procedures were feasible to implement, and assessments indicate that behavioral outcomes and proposed mediators changed in hypothesized directions. With my KO1 mentor, Stephen Karpiak, I conducted several literature reviews on HIV prevention and the use of high impact prevention methods with older adults with and at risk for HIV infection.
- Taylor, T.N., Joseph, M.A., Henny, K.D., Pinto, A.R., Agbetor, F., Camilien, B., Williams, K.M., Browne, R.C., White, M., Gousse, Y., Brown, H., Taylor, R.D., Wilson, T.E. (2014). Perceptions of HIV Risk and Explanations of Sexual Risk Behavior Offered by Heterosexual Black Male Barbershop Patrons in Brooklyn, NY. Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice,7(6), 1. PMID: 25699198
- Wilson, T. E., Fraser-White, M., Williams, K. M., Pinto, A., Agbetor, F., Camilien, B., Henny, K., Browne, R., Gousse, Y., Taylor, T., Brown, H., Taylor, R., Joseph, M. A. (2014). Barbershop Talk with Brothers: Using Community-Based Participatory Research to Develop and Pilot Test a Program to Reduce HIV Risk among Black Heterosexual Men.AIDS education and prevention: official publication of the International Society for AIDS Education, 26(5), 383. PMID: 25299804.
- Taylor, Tonya N., and Stephen Karpiak (2014). "HIV prevention in persons 50 and older." Encyclopedia of AIDS: 1-9.
- Taylor, T. and Karpiak, S.E. (2016) “PrEP and the Older Adult with HIV.” (2016). Mission, HIV-Age at http://hiv-age.org/2016/02/23/prep-and-the-older-adult-with-hiv/
Traditional Medicine and HIV/AIDS in Rural Zimbabwe.
With R03 support (RO3 MH062250; PI) I implemented a 15-month mixed method study on the use of traditional medicine in the care and treatment of people with HIV/AIDS in Chipinge, Zimbabwe. I recruited 400 patients and collected 400 baseline narratives, 254 follow-up interviews, 1300 quality of life (QoL) surveys, and videotaped 345 examples of traditional healing interventions. I culturally adapted the HIV/AIDS-Targeted Quality of Life (HAT-QoL) and the Medical Outcomes Study HIV Health Survey (MOS-HIV) instruments for use among Shona speakers in rural Zimbabwe. I collaborated with Drs. Tross, Dolezal, and Holmes to assess the reliability and construct validity of the HAT-QoL and the MOS-HIV adapted for use in Shona speaking rural Zimbabwe. In another study, we examined changes in self-reported health status resulting from Traditional African Care (TAC) and western medical care (WC) sites using data from 254 patients from the larger sample. Using these data, we found that the use of performance and emic explanatory models, intrinsic to traditional medicine, produced significantly better QoL outcome in individuals using both traditional and allopathic medicine, as compared to those who used only allopathic treatment. These data strongly suggest that the potential benefit of integrating TAC sites in ART rollout programs—particularly in resource-poor settings—may go well beyond cultural sensitivity to impact on health itself and the likely related issues of ART adherence.
- Taylor, Tonya N. (2007). A Place of Troubles: The Political Ecology of HIV/AIDS in Chipinge, Zimbabwe. Safundi, 8 (2), 223 – 256.
- Taylor, Tonya N. (2010). “Because I was in Pain:” The Performance of Healing in the Care and Treatment of HIV/AIDS in rural Zimbabwe. Journal of American Folklore, 123 (489), 304-328. PMID: 20684086.
- Taylor, Tonya N., Dolezal, C, Tross, S Holmes, W. (2009). The Reliability and Validity of Two HIV/AIDS- specific quality of life instruments with a presumptive HIV+ population in rural Zimbabwe. AIDS Care, 21(5), 598-607. PMID: 19444668.
- Taylor, Tonya N., Dolezal, C, Tross, S Holmes, W. (2008). Comparison of HIV/AIDS- specific Quality of Life Change in Zimbabwean Patients at Biomedical versus Traditional Medicine Care Sites. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr, 49(5), 552-6. PMID: 18989225
Qualitative and Community Based Participatory Research on Health Disparities.
Research has shown that global health disparities, such as inequalities in social and health status, disease distribution, and access to services, exacerbated vulnerability to sickness and disease in resource poor communities. However, the ways in which health disparities contribute to different health outcomes are not well researched or understood. My research endeavors to address this critical gap in understanding through qualitative research methods how structural inequalities undermine the therapeutic choices pursued among disenfranchised communities in the US and Africa. I have collaborated on several randomized, multi-level structural interventions and mixed methods studies to address disparities in sexual and reproductive health services, self-care management of heart disease, sleep apnea and internalized homophobia.
BA, Double Major in International Relations and Political Science; Minor in Spanish Language and Literature, Boston University, Boston, MA (1990)
Post-Doctoral Fellow, HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies Columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Institute, 2006-2009
- Taylor, TN., Mantell, J.E., Nywagi, N., Cishe, N., Cooper, D. (2014). “He lacks his fatherhood”: Assisted reproductive technologies and the biological imperative of fatherhood among Xhosa-speaking men living with HIV in South Africa. Culture Health and Sexuality, 15(9), 1101-1114. PMID: 23862770
- Pekmezaris, R., Schwartz, R.M., Taylor T.N., DiMarzio, P., Nouryan, C., Murray, L., McKenzie, G., Ahern, D., Castillo, S., Pecinka, K., Bauer, L., Orona, T., Makaryus, A. (20016). A qualitative analysis to optimize a telemonitoring intervention for heart failure patients from disparity communities. (In press). Medical Informatics and Decision Making.
- Shaw, R., McKenzie, S., Taylor, T., Olafiranye, O., Boutin-Foster, C., Ogedegbe, G., Jean-Louis, G. (2012). "Beliefs and attitudes toward OSA evaluation and treatment among Blacks." Journal of the National Medical Association, 104(11-12), 510-9. PMID: 23560353
- Valera, Pamela, & Taylor, Tonya. (2011). The religious experiences of Black married men who have sex with men. Journal of Black Psychology, 42(1), 106-22. PMID: 21280379..
- Taylor, T. N. (1998, October). Blaming the Infected African Other: An Epidemic of Discrimination. In Sixth Annual African Studies Consortium Workshop(Vol. 2).
- Taylor, T. N. (2004). Shona Folklore. In African folklore: An encyclopedia. Peek, P. M., & Yankah, K. (Eds). Routledge.
- Taylor, T. N. (2005). Healing the trauma of everyday life: Un'anga (traditional medicine) and mukondombera (HIV/AIDS) in Chipinge, Zimbabwe. Dissertation
- Taylor, T. N. (2007). “A Place of Trouble”: The Political Ecology of HIV/AIDS in Chipinge, Zimbabwe. Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies, 8(2), 223-256.
- Taylor, T. N., Dolezal, C., Tross, S., & Holmes, W. C. (2008). Comparison of HIV/AIDS-specific quality of life change in Zimbabwean patients at western medicine versus traditional African medicine care sites. JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 49(5), 552-556.
- Taylor, T. N., Dolezal, C., Tross, S., & Holmes, W. C. (2009). Reliability and validity of two HIV/AIDS-specific quality of life instruments adapted for use in HIV-positive Zimbabweans. AIDS care, 21(5), 598-607.
- Taylor, T. N. (2010). “Because I was in pain, I just wanted to be treated”: Competing Therapeutic Goals in the Performance of Healing HIV/AIDS in Rural Zimbabwe. Journal of American Folklore, 123(489), 304-328.
- Valera, P., & Taylor, T. (2011). “Hating the sin but not the sinner”: A study about heterosexism and religious experiences among Black men. Journal of black studies, 42(1), 106-122.
- Shaw, R., McKenzie, S., Taylor, T., Olafiranye, O., Boutin-Foster, C., Ogedegbe, G., & Jean-Louis, G. (2012). Beliefs and attitudes toward obstructive sleep apnea evaluation and treatment among blacks. Journal of the National Medical Association, 104(11-12), 510-519.
- Taylor, T. N., Mantell, J. E., Nywagi, N., Cishe, N., & Cooper, D. (2013). ‘He lacks his fatherhood’: safer conception technologies and the biological imperative for fatherhood among recently-diagnosed Xhosa-speaking men living with HIV in South Africa. Culture, health & sexuality, 15(9), 1101-1114.
- Wilson, T.E., Fraser-White, M., Williams, K.M., Pinto, A., Agbetor, F., Camilien, B., Henny, K., Browne, R.C., Gousse, Y., Taylor, T. and Brown, H., 2014. Barbershop talk with brothers: using community-based participatory research to develop and pilot test a program to reduce HIV risk among Black heterosexual men. AIDS Education and Prevention, 26(5), pp.383-397.
- Taylor, T. N., Joseph, M., Henny, K. D., Pinto, A. R., Agbetor, F., Camilien, B., ... & Brown, H. (2014). Perceptions of HIV risk and explanations of sexual risk behavior offered by heterosexual black male barbershop patrons in Brooklyn, NY. Journal of health disparities research and practice, 7(6), 1.
- Taylor, T. N., & Karpiak, S. (2014). HIV prevention in persons 50 and older. Encyclopedia of AIDS, 1-9.
- Taylor, T. N., Weedon, J., Golub, E. T., Karpiak, S. E., Gandhi, M., Cohen, M. H., ... & Holman, S. (2015). Longitudinal trends in sexual behaviors with advancing age and menopause among women with and without HIV-1 infection. AIDS and Behavior, 19(5), 931-940.
- Taylor, T. N. (2015). The Prevention Needs of Older Women with HIV. http://www.irishouse.org/uploads/2/5/1/8/25189002/hivandaging.pdf
- Kajawu, L., Chingarande, S. D., Jack, H., Ward, C., & Taylor, T. (2016). What do African traditional medical practitioners do in the treatment of mental disorders in Zimbabwe?. International Journal of Culture and Mental Health, 9(1), 44-55.
- Hu, X., Harman, J., Winterstein, A. G., Zhong, Y., Wheeler, A. L., Taylor, T. N., ... & Adimora, A. A. (2016). Utilization of alcohol treatment among HIV-positive women with hazardous Drinking. Journal of substance abuse treatment, 64, 55-61.
- Taylor, T. N., & Karpiak, S. (Feb. 2016). "PrEP and the Older Adult with HIV," In HIV-Age.com http://hiv-age.org/2016/02/23/prep-and-the-older-adult-with-hiv/
- Pekmezaris, R., Schwartz, R. M., Taylor, T. N., DiMarzio, P., Nouryan, C. N., Murray, L., ... & Bauer, L. (2016). A qualitative analysis to optimize a telemonitoring intervention for heart failure patients from disparity communities. BMC medical informatics and decision making, 16(1), 75.
- Taylor, T. N., Munoz-Plaza, C. E., Goparaju, L., Martinez, O., Holman, S., Minkoff, H. L., ... & Levine, A. M. (2017). “The pleasure is better as I’ve gotten older”: Sexual health, sexuality, and sexual risk behaviors among older women living with HIV. Archives of sexual behavior, 46(4), 1137-1150.
- Rubtsova, A. A., Kempf, M. C., Taylor, T. N., Konkle-Parker, D., Wingood, G. M., & Holstad, M. M. (2017). Healthy aging in older women living with HIV infection: a systematic review of psychosocial factors. Current HIV/AIDS Reports, 14(1), 17-30.
- Schwartz, R. M., Gorbenko, K., Kerath, S. M., Flores, R., Ross, S., Taylor, T. N., ... & Henschke, C. (2018). Thoracic surgeon and patient focus groups on decision-making in early-stage lung cancer surgery. Future Oncology, 14(2), 151-163.
- Park, C., Taylor, T., Rios, N., Khedimi, R., Weiss, C., Dolce, E., ... & Blackstock, O. (2017). Perspectives of women prescribed HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). In Open forum infectious diseases(Vol. 4, No. Suppl 1, p. S440). Oxford University Press.
- Ghosh, M., Daniels, J., Pyra, M., Juzumaite, M., Jais, M., Murphy, K., Taylor, T.N., Kassaye, S., Benning, L., Cohen, M. and Weber, K., 2018. Impact of chronic sexual abuse and depression on inflammation and wound healing in the female reproductive tract of HIV-uninfected and HIV-infected women. PLoS one, 13(6), p.e0198412.
- Park, C. J., Taylor, T. N., Gutierrez, N. R., Zingman, B. S., & Blackstock, O. J. (2019). Pathways to HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Among Women Prescribed PrEP at an Urban Sexual Health Clinic. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 30(3), 321-329.
- Taylor, T. N., DeHovitz, J., & Hirshfield, S. (2019). Intersectional Stigma and Multi-Level Barriers to HIV Testing Among Foreign-Born Black Men From the Caribbean. Frontiers in Public Health, 7.
- Knittel, A.K., Shook-Sa, B.E., Rudolph, J., Edmonds, A., Ramirez, C., Cohen, M., Adedimeji, A., Taylor, T., Michel, K.G., Milam, J. and Cohen, J., 2020. Incarceration and Number of Sexual Partners After Incarceration Among Vulnerable US Women, 2007-2017. American Journal of Public Health, 110(S1), pp.S100-S108.
- Collins, L.F., Sheth, A.N., Mehta, C.C., Naggie, S., Golub, E.T., Anastos, K., French, A.L., Kassaye, S., Taylor, T., Fischl, M.A. and Adimora, A.A., 2020. The Prevalence and Burden of Non-AIDS Comorbidities Among Women Living With or at Risk for Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection in the United States. Clinical Infectious Diseases.
- Aronson, I. D., Freeman, R., Taylor, T., & Bennett, A. S. (2020). Developing Digital Media to Destigmatize Emergency Department Human Immunodeficiency Virus Testing Among Sexual and Racial Minority Youth: A Hyper-iterative Methodology. Cureus, 12(3).
- Owen, B.N., Baggaley, R.F., Maheu-Giroux, M., Elmes, J., Adimora, A.A., Ramirez, C., Edmonds, A., Sosanya, K., Taylor, T., Plankey, M. and Cederbaum10, J., Patterns and trajectories of anal intercourse practice over the life course among US women at risk of HIV.
- Geller, Decker, Adedimeji, Weber, Kassaye, Taylor, Cohen, Adimora, Haddad, Fischl, Cunningham, Golub. A Prospective Study of Exposure to Gender-Based Violence and Risk of Sexually Transmitted Infection Acquisition in the Women’s Interagency HIV Study, 1995-2018. In Journal of Women's Health (Accepted and about to be published).
Ongoing Research Support
- HRSA-19-008 (Cohen and Reinhardt, mPI)
Health Resources and Services Administration
Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program
To develop a new interprofessional geriatric curriculum and training program for physicians, nurses, and other members of the health care team to provide the highest level of integrated physical and mental health services and geriatric care and for older adults in Brooklyn.
- U01HL146202 Gustafson & Wilson (mPI)
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
MACS/WIHS Combined Cohort Study: Brooklyn Clinical Research Site (Bklyn CRS)
The major aims of this study are to examine the clinical, behavioral, and epidemiological characteristics of HIV infection and associated comorbidities in women and men as they age.
- 1R21NR018348-01 (Wilson)
National Institute of Nursing Research
Title: Positive Affect Promotion to Empower Optimal Adherence to HIV Therapy
To develop knowledge regarding mechanisms linking positive affect and ART adherence through a feasibility pilot test of a positive affect induction intervention conducted among men and women with HIV-1 infection.
Role: Co-Investigator, Lead Qualitative components
- FWA0002505 (Pekmezari)
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
Patient and Caregiver-Centered Diabetes Telemanagement Program
for Hispanic/Latino Patients
A randomized Type 2 Diabetes management intervention using telemanagement
for Hispanic/Latino disparity patients
Recently Completed Research Support
- 1A131834 (Minkoff and Gustafson)
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
Women’s Interagency HIV Study supplement (Turan, PI)
Title: Effects of stigma and discrimination on patient-provider interactions and engagement in HIV care.
To examine the impact of stigma in health care among women with HIV.
Role: Co-Investigator, Lead on the Brooklyn site qualitative study
- 1A131834 (Minkoff and Gustafson)
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Women’s Interagency HIV Study
This study examines the natural history and gynecological manifestations of HIV disease in women.
- 5R34DA037129-03 (Aronson)
National Development & Research Institutes
Increasing HIV Testing in Urban Emergency Departments via Mobile Technology
National Institute of Aging (NIA)
HIV Prevention Need of Older Women with HIV
NIH Loan Repayment Program
Clinical Research Extramural
- 1 K01 MH095670-01 (PI: Taylor)
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
HIV Prevention Need of Older Women with HIV
Use data from the Women’s Interagency HIV Study to develop and pilot test a prevention program for older women with HIV.
Role: Principal Investigator
- President’s Health Disparities Grant (PI: Taylor)
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Prevention Needs of Older Men with HIV
Assess the sexual health needs of older and younger men with and without HIV and identify determinants of sexual risk behaviors as men age.
Role: Principal Investigator