About the Author
Perry N. Halkitis
, PhD, MS, is Associate Dean for Research and Doctoral Studies, Professor of Applied Psychology and Public Health, and Director of the Center for Health, Identity, Behavior & Prevention Studies (CHIBPS) at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University. He is internationally recognized for his work examining the intersection between HIV, drug abuse, and mental health, and is well known as one of the nation's leading experts on methamphetamine addiction and HIV behavioral research.
He recently led two edited of volumes: HIV+ Sex: The Psychological and Interpersonal Dynamics of HIV-Seropositive Gay and Bisexual Men's Relationships
. (American Psychological Association, 2005), and Barebacking: Psychosocial and Public Health Perspectives
(Haworth Press, 2006).
Author of approximately 100 peer-reviewed academic manuscripts, Dr. Halkitis' research examines how sexual and drug-related risk taking are influenced by interpersonal, intrapersonal, contextual, developmental, and cultural factors in the United States. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, New York State AIDS Institute, the United Way, the New York Community Trust, and the American Psychological Foundation.
In addition, Dr. Halkitis is a well-respected applied statistician and psychometrician. Dr. Halkitis is recipient of numerous awards from both professional and community-based organizations, and is an elected a fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine, the Society of Behavioral Medicine, and the American Psychological Association.