Lisa Bowleg

Lisa Bowleg

Professor of applied social psychology, Department of Psychology, George Washington University; director, Social and Behavioral Sciences Core, D.C. Center for AIDS Research

Lisa Bowleg is a leading scholar of the application of intersectionality to social and behavioral science research, as well as research focused on HIV prevention and sexuality in black communities. Her qualitative and quantitative research focuses on the effects of social-structural context, masculinity, and resilience on black men’s sexual HIV risk and protective behaviors; and intersectionality, stress, and resilience among black lesbian, gay, and bisexual people. She has served as the principal investigator of three NIH-funded R01 studies focused on HIV prevention with black heterosexual men in the U.S. She is also the principal investigator of The Intersectionality Toolkit Project, a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to develop an intersectionality checklist, case studies, and an implementation guide for policymakers and organizations who develop programs and policies for diverse women and families. In 2014, the American Psychological Association’s Committee on Psychology and AIDS awarded her its Psychology and AIDS Distinguished Leadership Award.


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