Ph.D. Student Profile
Ryan M. Wade, M.S.W.
- Cognate: Gender and Sexuality Studies
- M.S.W., Interpersonal Practice & Mental Health, University of Michigan (2013)
- B.A., Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2010)
Research Interests & Projects
Racial/ethnic differences in psychological functioning among gay/bisexual men; racialized
sexual discrimination; sociostructural determinants of health disparity as it relates
to HIV infection among gay and bisexual men of color; structural and community-level
racism, sexual networks, and access to health preventive services.
- Wade, R. M., Bauermeister, J. A., & Harper, G. W. (2017). Psychosocial Functioning and Decisional
Balance to Use Condoms among Young Gay/Bisexual/MSM: Comparisons across Race/Ethnicity.
Archives of Sexual Behavior (Epub ahead of print). doi: 10.1007/s10508-016-0912-2
- Harper, G. W., Timmons, A., Bruce, D., Graham, L., & Wade, R. M. (2016). Drugs, Sex, and Condoms: Cultural Messages Influencing Black Young Gay and
Bisexual Men Living with HIV. American Journal of Community Psychology, 58(3-4), 463-476. doi: 10.1002/ajcp.12109.
- Harper, G. W., Wade, R. M., Onyango, D. P., Abuor, P. A., Bauermeister, J. A., Odero, W. W., & Bailey, R. C.
(2015). Resilience among gay/bisexual young men in Western Kenya: Psychosocial and
sexual health outcomes. AIDS, 29(Suppl 3), S261–S269. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000000905.
- Wade, R. M., & Harper, G. W. (2015). Young black gay/bisexual and other men who have sex with
men: A review and content analysis of health-focused research between 1988 and 2013.
American Journal of Men's Health, 11(5), 1388-1405. doi: 10.1177/1557988315606962
Additional InformationWhile a master's student in the School of Social Work, Ryan completed his first internship
at the Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center (SAPAC), where he provided crisis
intervention and advocacy services for survivors of sexual assault and intimate partner
violence. He would later gain experience as a mental health practitioner while interning
at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), where he utilized a wide variety
of clinical modalities and culturally-mediated approaches to psychotherapy for diverse
student populations. Ryan is also a certified HIV test counselor through the state
of Michigan, and has volunteered for the HIV/AIDS Resource Center (HARC) in Ypsilanti,