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Dr. Lisa Bowleg & Healthy Black Men
By Staff Contributor on July 24, 2012
Health and education are two of the most critical disciplines where black males are most vulnerable. We are excited to expand our team to include subject-matter experts like Lisa Bowleg, Ph.D.
She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Community Health and Prevention at the School of Public Health of Drexel University in Philadelphia and her expertise will grace our online magazine in the coming weeks. Her academic accomplishments include an M.A. in Public Policy with a concentration in Women’s Studies and a Ph.D. in Applied Social
Psychology from The George Washington University, Washington, DC.
Dr. Bowlegs’ work focuses on: (1) experiences of intersectionality, stress and resilience among Black, lesbian, gay bisexual and transgendered people; and (2) HIV prevention in Black heterosexual women and men. Qualitative and mixed methods are integral to her research. She is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Mixed Methods Research, and was a working group member of the 2011 National Office of Behavioral Social Science Research report, Best Practices for Mixed Methods Research in the Health Sciences.
She teaches two graduate courses at the School of Public Health: Qualitative Research and Analysis, and Intersectionality and Public Health. She is the Principal Investigator (PI) of a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded mixed methods study (R01) of how structural factors (e.g., racial discrimination, poverty), masculinity ideologies, and sexual scripts increase and reduce Black heterosexual men’s sexual HIV risk behaviors. She is also the PI of The Opening Doors Program, an NIH-funded training program (R25) designed to mentor undergraduate, MPH and MPH/MD students to pursue doctoral study and/or careers in health disparities research. She is the 2008 Red Ribbon Awardee for Research from the Community Advisory Board of the Center for AIDS Research at the University of Pennsylvania.
Because healthyblackmen.org proactively brings relevant health, lifestyle, and educational content to black males and allies. We value a highly respected professional like Dr. Bowleg who is a member of the Behavioral and Social Consequences of HIV/AIDS Study Section of the National Institutes of Health, the American Public Health Association, the American Psychological Association (APA), and a former Chair of the APA’s Committee on Psychology and AIDS. Welcome aboard Dr. Bowleg!