José A. Bauermeister, PhD, MPH

Chair, Department of Family and Community Health, Penn Nursing Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine Faculty Director, Eidos LGBTQ+ Health Initiative at the University of Pennsylvania



Brief Bio

José A. Bauermeister, PhD, MPH is the Albert M. Greenfield Professor of Human Relations at the University of Pennsylvania, Professor and Chair of the Department of Family and Community Health at Penn Nursing, and Professor of Psychiatry in the Perelman School of Medicine. Dr. Bauermeister’s interdisciplinary research integrates perspectives from public health, psychology, sexuality, and health communication. His scholarship focuses on developing innovative, multilevel interventions for racial, ethnic. and sexual minority adolescents and young adults.

He has published over 200 scientific publications and book chapters, and been funded for over $30 million as principal investigator and another $115 million as co-investigator in federally-funded research. He serves a member of the Penn Center for AIDS Research’s Executive Committee, and holds leadership positions in the National Institutes of Health’s Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions and the Microbicide Trials Network. He serves in the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Youth & AdolescenceArchives of Sexual BehaviorAIDS and BehaviorJournal of Community Psychology, and the American Journal of Community Psychology. Dr. Bauermeister received his MPH and PhD degrees in Health Behavior and Health Education from the University of Michigan.