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Rob Stephenson

Funded Research:

Acceptability and feasibility of self-collecting biological specimens among high-risk populations (NIAID)

Discrimination, Stress and Substance Use Disorder among Sexual Minority Adults: A Secondary Analysis of NESARC-III (NIDA)

We Prevent: A dyadic approach to HIV prevention and care among young male couples (NICHD)

Engaging African American and Latino MSM for HIV Testing and Prevention Services through Technology (CDC)

Theoretically Based Mobile App to Increase PrEP Uptake Among MSM (NIDA)

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

Shaver, John, Ryan Freeland, Tamar Goldenberg, and Rob Stephenson. Forthcoming. "Gay and Bisexual Men's Perceptions of HIV Risk in Various Relationships." American Journal of Men's Health. DOI. Abstract.

Frost, David, A.J. LeBlanc, B. de Vries, E. Alston-Stepnitz, Rob Stephenson, and C. Woodyatt. Forthcoming. "Couple-Level Minority Stress: An Examination of Same-Sex Couples' Unique Experiences." Journal of Health and Social Behavior. Abstract.

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.

Freeland, Ryan, Tamar Goldenberg, and Rob Stephenson. 2018. "Perceptions of Informal and Formal Coping Strategies for Intimate Partner Violence Among Gay and Bisexual Men." American Journal of Men's Health, 12(2): 302-312. DOI. Abstract.

Kahle, Erin M., Stephen Sullivan, and Rob Stephenson. 2018. "Functional Knowledge of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV Prevention Among Participants in a Web-Based Survey of Sexually Active Gay, Bisexual, and Other Men Who Have Sex With Men: Cross-Sectional Study." JMIR Public Health and Surveillance, 4(1): e13. DOI. Abstract.

Blondeel, Karel, Sofia deVasconcelos, Claudia García-Moreno, Rob Stephenson, Marleen Temmerman, and Igor Toskin. 2018. "Violence motivated by perception of sexual orientation and gender identity: a systematic review." World Health Organization. Bulletin of the World Health Organization; Geneva, 96(1): 29-41,41A-41E. DOI.

Gamarel, Kristi E., Kimberly M. Nelson, Rob Stephenson, Olga J. Santiago Rivera, Danielle Chiaramonte, Robin Lin Miller, and t. Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions. 2018. "Anticipated HIV Stigma and Delays in Regular HIV Testing Behaviors Among Sexually-Active Young Gay, Bisexual, and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men and Transgender Women." AIDS and Behavior, 22(2): 522-530. DOI. Abstract.

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