HIV/AIDS and Gay Men’s Health Public Health Researcher, Psychologist, and AIDS Warrior

Perry N Halkitis, Ph.D., M.S., MPH is Professor of Applied Psychology, Global Public Health, and Population Health/Medicine at New York University.  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.

Researchers at NYU Steinhardt to Study Why Male Milennials Risk HIV Transmission


Dr. Halkitis’ Most Recent Honor

Dr. Halkitis has be appointed to Governor Cuomo’s Task Force to Develop Plan to End AIDS Epidemic

lambda-award*The AIDS Generation Book has been named a finalist for a 2014 Lamda Literary Award in the Biography/memoir category.

*2014 LGBT Psychology outstanding Book Award for 2014, Society for the Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues, American Psychological Association

*NIH funded Grant: Syndemic Production among Emergent Adult Men (2R01DA025537)

*2014 Outstanding Contributions to Health Psychology Award (Senior), American Psychological Association

*2014 Elected Fellow Elected Fellow, American Psychological Association, Society for the Psychological Study of Men & Masculinity

Dr. Halkitis’ Upcoming Events

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An Interview With Dr. Halkitis