HIV/AIDS & LGBTQ Health Researcher, Public Health Psychologist, & Community Advocate

Perry N Halkitis, Ph.D., M.S., MPH is Dean of Rutgers University School of Public Health as well as Professor of Biostatistics and Social and Behavioral Sciences

Perry N Halkitis, Ph.D., M.S., MPH is Dean of Rutgers University School of Public Health as well as Professor of Biostatistics and Social and Behavioral Sciences.

He specializes in HIV/AIDS bio-behavioral research studies for gay men, with an emphasis on the intersection of HIV with drug use and mental health burden. Dr. Halkitis works closely with the community on programming and advocacy for gay men’s health especially as they relate to HIV prevention and care.

Center for Health, Identity Behavior & Prevention Studies

He also directs the Center for Health, Identity, Behavior & Prevention Studies. Review his full curriculum vitae here.

One of the United States’ leading authorities on HIV prevention, his ever-evolving research work focuses on some of the most difficult, intractable obstacles facing HIV prevention today: the complex interplay of drug use, mental health, societal/personal issues and risk behaviors.

Dr. Perry N.Halkitis is an internationally recognized expert on the intersection between the HIV epidemic, drug abuse, and mental health burden in gay and bisexual men.

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

Dr. Halkitis named to the Advisory Board of The Tyler Clementi Center

Perry N. Halkitis Celebrates Decades of Excellence in LGBT Public Health and Psychology

Rutgers Dean Receives Grant to Research HPV and HSV Infections in Sexual Minority Men

Rutgers Dean Named Researcher of the Year for Studies on Men and Masculinity

First Gay Man Named Dean of the Rutgers School of Public Health

Dr. Halkitis named to the board of directors of The HIV League

Dr. Halkitis named to the NationSwell Council

Important Topic:

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

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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