HIV/AIDS & LGBTQ Health Researcher, Public Health Psychologist, & Community Advocate
Perry N Halkitis, Ph.D., M.S., MPH is Dean of the School of Public Health at Rutgers University. He also is Professor of Biostatistics and Social and Behavioral Health Sciences and hold appointments in Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, the RWJ School of Medicine, and the School of Public Affairs and Administration, and the Cancer Institute of New Jersey.
Dr. Halkitis’ program of research examines health disparities in LGBTQ populations, with an emphasis on the intersection between the HIV, drug abuse, and mental health burden, and the biological, behavioral, psychosocial, and structural factors that predispose these and other health disparities. CHIBPS (www.chibps.org), the research center he founded also, serves as a training site for the next generation of scholars, and partners with community agencies to conduct studies for and with the LGBTQ population. His research program has been earned approximately $50 million in grant funding.
Author of over 200 peer-reviewed academic manuscripts, Dr. Halkitis is also often cited in the press Author of 4 boos, his latest, The AIDS Generation: Stories of Survival and Resilience, is a 2014 Lambda Literary award nominee, and recipient of the American Psychological Association Distinguished Book Award in LGBT Psychology.
Dr. Halkitis is the recipient of numerous awards from both professional and community-based organizations. He is an elected a fellow of The New York Academy of Medicine, The Society of Behavioral Medicine, as wellas four divisions of the American Psychological Association, and is an elected member of the Nationswell Council and Who’s Who in America.
Throughout his career, Dr. Halkitis has been on the forefront, fighting for the rights of those infected with and affected by HIV, as well as being an outspoken advocate for the health of the LGBTQ population. He is actively involved in all aspects of community building and empowerment through the dissemination and translation of the innovative, timely, and valuable public health research that he and his team at CHIBPS undertake.
He serves on the Board of Directors of The Generations Project and the HIV League, and has previously served on the boards of Body Positive, GMHC, and the New York State Public Health Association, is Editor in Chief of the journal, Behavioral Medicine, and serves on numerous other editorial boards
Dr. Halkitis holds degrees in psychology, education, and public health.
Dr. Halkitis’ Recent News
Rutgers Names New Public Health Dean
Perry N. Halkitis, senior associate dean at NYU, to join Rutgers in August
Perry N. Halkitis, senior associate dean of New York University’s College of Global Public Health, has been named dean of the School of Public Health at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. He is expected to join Rutgers in August 2017. Read Full Article
Taking Public Health to City Streets
Rutgers.edu, February 8, 2018
“A new Rutgers School of Public Health program focuses on urban issues to curb epidemics and evoke policy change…”
Can New Tools End the AIDS Epidemic by 2020?
NationSwell, August 31, 2016
“In our ongoing series on NationSwell Council members, meet AIDS activist Perry Halkitis, who combined his skills as a researcher with personal tragedy to improve the health of gay men. …” Read Full Article
Why Aren’t Gay Men Getting a Vaccine That Can Prevent Cancer?
Broadly, April 3, 2016
“However, Perry Halkitis, the director of the Center for Health, Identity, and Behavior & Prevention Studies at New York University, says there is a …” Read Full Article
Dr. Halkitis’ Upcoming Events
U. announces new dean of Rutgers School of Public Health
Starting in August, Perry N. Halkitis will take over as the new dean of the Rutgers School of Public Health. Prior to being offered this position, Halkitis served as a dean at New York University for 20 years. Earlier this week, Perry N. Halkitis, senior associate dean of New York University’s College of Global Public Health, was designated the new dean of the Rutgers School of Public.
The Rutgers School of Public Health (RSPH) seeks to improve health and prevent disease in diverse populations by educating its students to become well-qualified and effective public health leaders, researchers and practitioners.Read More