Paul Fleming is an Assistant Professor in Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. He received his Ph.D. in Health Behavior with a graduate minor in Sociology from the University of North Carolina and his M.P.H. in Behavioral Sciences and Health Education from Emory University. He has previously worked as a Community Health Peace Corps Volunteer in Nicaragua developing and implementing sexual and reproductive health programs for men and also as a consultant on issues related to the social determinants of health for the World Bank and U.S. Agency for International Development. Currently, his mixed-methods research focuses on the social determinants of health and health behaviors, with a particular focus on developing and evaluating interventions in poor and marginalized communities in Michigan and abroad. In the work he is initiating in Michigan, he uses a community-based participatory approach with Latino immigrants to examine how policies and discrimination contribute to poor physical and mental health outcomes. In his international work, he focuses on how gender norms - and their intersection with class and race/ethnicity - can result in men's harmful behaviors, including partner violence, sexual risk behaviors, and lack of support for family planning.
- NIDA T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Division of Global Public Health, University of California, San Diego, 2015-2016
- Ph.D., Health Behavior, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2015
- M.P.H., Behavioral Sciences & Health Education, Emory University, 2011
- B.A., Political Science and Spanish, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2006
- Fleming, P.J., Colvin, C., Peacock, D., Dworkin, S.L. (2016) What role can gender-transformative programming for men play in increasing South African men's HIV testing and engagement in HIV care and treatment? Culture, Health & Sexuality. DOI:10.1080/13691058.2016.1183045
- Fleming, P.J., Barrington, C., Pearce, L.D., Lerebours, L., Donastorg, Y., Brito, M.O. (2016) 'I feel like more of a man': A mixed methods study of masculinity, sexual performance, and circumcision for HIV prevention. Journal of Sex Research. DOI: 10.1080/00224499.2015.1137539
- Fleming, P.J., Dworkin, S.L. (2016). The importance of masculinity and gender norms for understanding institutional responses to HIV testing and treatment strategies. AIDS. 30(1): 157-161.
- Fleming, P.J., Villa Torres, L., Taboada, A., Richards, C., Barrington, C. (2016) Marginalisation, discrimination and the health of Latino immigrant day labourers in a central North Carolina community. Health and Social Care in the Community. DOI: 10.1111/hsc.12338
- Fleming, P.J., DiClemente, R.J., Barrington, C. (2016). Masculinity and HIV: Dimensions of masculine norms that contribute to men's HIV-related sexual behaviors. AIDS & Behavior. 20(4), 788-98.
- Dworkin, S.L., Fleming, P.J., Colvin, C.J. (2015). The promises and limitations of gender transformative health programming with men: Critical reflections from the field. Culture, Health, and Sexuality. 17(Supp 2), S128-S143.
- Fleming, P.J., Gruskin, S., Roja, F., Dworkin, S.L. (2015). Men's violence against women and men are inter-related: Recommendations for simultaneous intervention. Social Science & Medicine. 146, 249-56.
- Fleming, P.J., McCleary-Sills, J., Morton, M., Levtov, R., Heilman, B., Barker, G. (2015). Risk factors for men's perpetration of intimate partner violence: Results from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey in eight countries. PLoS ONE. 10(3).
- Fleming, P.J., Lee, J.G.L., Dworkin, S.L. (2014). 'Real men don't': Constructions of masculinity and inadvertent harm in public health interventions. American Journal of Public Health. 104(6), 1029-1035.