Gary Harper

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Professor of Global Public Health

Summary

Gary W. Harper, PhD, MPH has been conducting sexual health and mental health focused research, practice, and training activities in global settings since 2004, with former and current projects in Botswana, Ethiopia, Haiti, Israel, Kenya, Mozambique, and Zambia. He primarily works in collaboration with community agencies and community members to collaboratively develop and evaluate a range of culturally and developmentally appropriate health promotion programs. Gary and his team incorporate local capacity building activities into all of his projects to assure community ownership and long-term sustainability. While his early global work was primarily focused on children, adolescents and families impacted by HIV, Gary’s more recent global research and practice activities are focused on the development of HIV prevention and treatment programs for gay and bisexual young men, and the development of mental health programs for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and communities.

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