Rob Stephenson, PhD
- Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Department of Health Behavior and Biological Sciences, School of Nursing
- Professor, Health Behavior and Health Education
Dr. Stephenson's work focuses on sexual and reproductive health, with a specific focus on the development and testing of HIV prevention interventions for sexuality minority population. His work focuses on the intersection between sexuality and sexual health, examining how social stressors and inequalities for sexual minority groups create increased risks for poor sexual health. Dr. Stephenson is particularly interested in the development of new prevention efforts to increase HIV and HIV care adherence, interventions aimed at same-sex couples, and interventions that tackle the intersection of violence and HIV risk. He also works on maternal health issues in resource poor countries, examining how climates of gender inequity put women at risk of poor maternal health outcomes.