Kristi Gamarel is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan's School of Public Health. She received her PhD in Social Psychology from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and an EdM in Psychological Counseling at Teacher's College, Columbia University. Before joining the University of Michigan, she was an Assistant Professor (Research) in the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences and the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies at Brown University's School of Public Health.
Her program of research focuses on eliminating health inequities with and for sexual and gender minority communities. Her current projects focus on developing and evaluating culturally responsive and sustainable couples-based and peer-delivered approaches to HIV prevention and substance use.
- Ph.D., Social Psychology, Graduate Center of the City University of New York, 2014
- Ed.M., Psychological Counseling, Teachers College Columbia University, 2009
- M.A., Psychological Counseling, Teachers College Columbia University, 2008
- B.A., Psychology, Bard College, 2001
- Gamarel, K.E., & Golub, S.A. (in press). Closeness discrepancies and intimacy interference:
Motivations for HIV prevention behavior in primary romantic relationships. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.
- Gamarel, KE, Mereish, EH, Colby, SM, Barnett, NP, Hayes, K, Jackson, KM (2018). Sexual
minority disparities in substance use willingness among youth. Substance Use & Misuse, 53(1), 170-175.
- Gamarel, KE, Nelson, KM, Stephenson, R, Santiago Rivera, OJ, Chiaramonte, D, Miller,
RL & the Adolescent Medicine Trails Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions (2018). Anticipated
HIV stigma and delays in regular HIV testing behaviors among sexually-active young
gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men and transgender women. AIDS & Behavior, 22(2), 522-530.
- Operario, D., Gamarel, K.E., Iwamoto, M., Suzuki, S., Suico, S., Darbes, L., Nemoto,
T. (2017). Couples-focused prevention program to reduce HIV risk among transgender
women and their primary male partners: Feasibility and promise of the Couples HIV
Intervention Program. AIDS & Behavior, 21(8), 2452-2463.
- Gamarel, K.E., Neilands, T.B., Conroy, A.A., Dilworth, S.E., Lisha, N., Taylor, J.M., Darbes, L.A., & Johnson, M.O. (2017). A longitudinal study of persistent smoking among HIV-positive gay and bisexual men in primary relationships. Addictive Behaviors, 66, 118-124.