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Next Brown Bag

Mon, Sept 11, 2017, noon:
Welcoming of Postdoctoral Fellows: Angela Bruns, Karra Greenberg, Sarah Seelye and Emily Treleaven

Rob Stephenson

Funded Research:

Hierarchical Influences on PrEP use, willingness and readiness among male couples (NIMH)

Dyadic care for sero-discordant male couples (Mac Aids Fund)

Adapting a Life Skills Application to Address Interpersonal Relationship in College (Michigan State Police, Department of)

The UNC/Emory Center for Innovative Technology (iTech) across the prevention and care continuum (NICHD)

Reducing HIV vulnerability through a multilevel life skills intervention for adolescent men (NIMHD)

Providing Capacity Building Assistance around Establishing and Maintaining Linkages and Referrals to Youth-Friendly Health Care Services (HHS)

Optimizing HIV counseling testing and referral through an adaptive drug use intervention (NIDA)

"Young Africans' Social Representations of HIV/AIDS, 1997-2014" - NARRATIVE (NICHD)

Mobile Messaging Intervention to Present New HIV Prevention Options for MSM (CDC)

Understanding Disparities in Effective HIV Treatment and Prevention: Involvement + (NIAID)

HIV prevention for male couples in Africa (Mac Aids Fund)

Understanding the HIV prevention needs of male couples in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa (DFID)

NEXUS - Providing online counseling for home based HIV testing (NICHD)

CVCTPlus: A Couples-Based Approach to Linkage to Care and ARV Adherence (NICHD)

Creating Optimal Linkage to Prevention and Care Services for Young MSM in Southeast Michigan (Herb Ritts Foundation)


Providing online counseling for home based HIV testing - Nexus admin supplement (NICHD)

Faculty Associate, Population Studies Center.

Professor, Health Behavior & Health Education, School of Public Health.

Professor, Director of Academic Programs, School of Nursing.

Ph.D., University of Southampton, UK

Dr. Stephenson examines sexual and reproductive health, with a focus on the development and testing of HIV prevention interventions for sexuality minority populations, efforts to increase HIV care adherence, and the identification of how gender inequality puts women in poor countries at risk of negative maternal health outcomes.

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Journal Articles

Winskell, K., G. Sabben, Rob Stephenson, K. Pruitt, and T. Findlay, et al. Forthcoming. "From condemnation to normalisation: Young Africans' narratives about same-sex attraction and implications for communication and advocacy efforts." Global Public Health. DOI. Abstract.

Mitchell, J., C. Woodyatt, J. Bauermeister, and Rob Stephenson, et al. 2017. "Decisions About Testing for HIV While in a Relationship: Perspectives From an Urban, Convenience Sample of HIV-Negative Male Couples Who Have a Sexual Agreement." Archives of Sexual Behavior, 46(4): 1069-1077. DOI. Abstract.

Mitchell, J., C. Woodyatt, J. Bauermeister, and Rob Stephenson, et al. 2017. "Illuminating the Context and Circumstances of Male Couples Establishing a Sexual Agreement in Their Relationship." American Journal of Men's Health, 11(3): 600-609. DOI. Abstract.

de Vries, B., A. LeBlanc, D. Frost, E. Alston-Stepnitz, Rob Stephenson, and C. Woodyatt. 2017. "The relationship timeline: A method for the study of shared lived experiences in relational contexts." Advances in Life Course Research, 32: 55-64. DOI. Abstract.

Marsack, J., and Rob Stephenson. 2017. "Sexuality-based stigma and depression among sexual minority individuals in rural United States." Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health, 21(1): 51-63. DOI. Abstract.

Winskell, K., G. Sabben, K. Pruitt, Keera Allendorf, T. Findlay, and Rob Stephenson. 2017. "Young Africans' representations of the origins of same-sex attraction and implications for sexual and mental health." Culture, Health and Sexuality, 19(3): 366-380. DOI. Abstract.

Albertie, Ariel, Christine Bourey, Rob Stephenson, and Sergio Bautista-Arredondo. 2017. "Connectivity, prison environment and mental health among first-time male inmates in Mexico City." Global Public Health, 12(2): 170-184. DOI. Abstract.

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