Psychologist, Public Health Researcher, AIDS Warrior
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.
BA (Phi Beta Kappa. Cum Laude), Columbia University;
MS (Kappa Delta Pi), Hunter College of The City University of New York, Education–Human Development and Learning;
MPhil, The Graduate Center of The City University of New York, Educational Psychology;
MPH (Award for Academic Excellence), Public Health–Epidemiology School of Public Health, The City University of New York at Hunter College;
PhD, The Graduate Center of The City University of New York Quantitative Methods in Educational & Psychological Research
American Public Heath Association Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Section 2016 Community-Based Leadership Award
Hermann M. Briggs Memorial Award, New York State Public Health Association
Delta Omega, Public Health Honorary Society, New York University
POZ 100 Outstanding Work to the HIV/AIDS Community, POZ Magazine
Psychology and AIDS Leadership Award (Distinguished Leader), American Psychological Association Committee on Psychology & AIDS
*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
New York State Department of Health World AIDS Day 2013 Commissioner’s Award
Translational Research Mentor Award, New York University-New York City Health and Hospital Corporation Clinical and Translational Science Institute;
Star Award, New York University Graduate Student Organization;
Advocate for Community & Wellness Award, New York University, Office of LGBT Student Services Outstanding
Elected Fellow, American Psychological Association, Division of Health Psychology
Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology in the Public Interest (Early Career), American Psychological Association;
Distinguished Contribution to Education and Training, American Psychological Association Society for The Psychological Study LGBT Issues;
Research to Practice Dissemination Award, Society of Behavioral Medicine;
Award for Student Centered Dedication and Advocacy, New York University, Office of LGBT Student Services
Elected Fellow, American Psychological Association, Division of Addictions
Elected Fellow, Society of Behavioral Medicine
Outstanding Achievement Award, American Psychological Association Committee on LGB Concerns;:
Elected Fellow, American Psychological Association, Division of the Society for The Psychological Study Of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Issues
Elected Fellow, The New York Academy of Medicine;
HIV Prevention Education Leadership Award, The Body.Com
New York University, Steinhardt School Teaching Excellence Award;
Award for Outstanding Commitment to the Queer Community, New York University, Office of LGBT Student Services
Distinguished Research Award, American Psychological Association Society for The Psychological Study Of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues
Leadership Award as Emerging Scholar, American Psychological Association Committee on Psychology & AIDS
Daniel E. Griffiths Research Award, New York University, Steinhardt School
Wayne F. Placek Research Award, American Psychological Foundation
Professor of Applied Psychology & Public Health and Professor of Population Health/Medicine, New York University
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Global Institute of Public Health, New York University