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BiographyDr. Davis

Orlando O. Harris, PhD, RN, FNP, MPH, earned his Master's in nursing and his doctorate in health practice research from the University of Rochester. He received Bachelor of Science degrees in nursing and in human development, and a Bachelor of Arts in African studies from the State University of New York at Binghamton. He was a US Fulbright fellow to Jamaica, where he conducted in-depth qualitative research with high-risk sexual minorities. His primary interest is to address the intersections of race, culture, class and gender and their impact on the sexual health practices of young men of color, with emphasis on the health and well-being of young Afro-Caribbean men in the US and throughout the diaspora. During his TAPS fellowship, Orlando plans to collaborate with CAPS faculty on research with marginalized populations, primarily in the Caribbean. His ultimate goal is to examine the migratory patterns of Caribbean MSM and how they navigate the clinical, social and cultural environments to reduce HIV risk post-migration. He is pursuing a Master’s in Public Health degree at UC Berkeley.