Dr. Patrick Wilson, PhD, Speaking at CHIP Thursday, February 7, 2013

On Thursday, February 7, 2013, from 12:30 – 1:30 pm, the lecture series hosts Patrick Wilson, PhD, Assistant Professor, Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, who will give a lunch-time lecture about “Using a situational framework to understand mood, well-being, and HIV risk among ethnic minority MSM.”

The lecture will be in Video Conference Room 204 on the second floor of Ryan at 2006 Hillside Road at the University of Connecticut in Storrs.  For a map of the area, look at http://www.chip.uconn.edu/about/directions-to-chip/

You can also view this talk streamed live during or after the lecture at the following link:  https://mediasite.dl.uconn.edu/Mediasite/Play/a51fb768cc4e4dc78e4e9cab43debcac1d

Patrick WilsonPatrick Wilson, PhD, focuses on research related to HIV risk and prevention, ethnicity, and sexuality among men who have sex with men (MSM) in the United States. Dr. Wilson’s work falls into three broad topic areas including the intersecting roles that psychological factors (i.e., self-concept, identity, self-efficacy) and socio-contextual factors (i.e., social networks, discrimination and stigma, religion, trauma) play in explaining HIV risk and protective behaviors among ethnic minority MSM; the situational factors that may promote or prevent sexual risk-taking, substance use, and poor mental health among MSM; and the development, implementation, evaluation, and translation of primary and secondary HIV prevention interventions targeting youth and MSM. Cutting across these topical areas is his use of innovative and rigorous quantitative and qualitative methodologies to answer research questions of interest. Dr. Wilson’s research is supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.