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BiographyDr. Davis

Orlando O. Harris, PhD, RN, FNP, MPH is an Assistant Professor of Nursing in the Department of Community Health Systems in the School of Nursing at the University of California, San Francisco. He completed his master’s in nursing and his doctorate in Health Practice Research from the University of Rochester School of Nursing. He also completed an MPH with a concentration in Epidemiology from the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Harris was a 2012-2013 United States Fulbright Scholar to Jamaica, where he conducted in-depth qualitative research with high-risk sexual minorities. His dissertation thesis examined the “Social and Cultural Determinants of HIV Risk among Young Jamaican Men who have Sex with Men.”

Dr. Harris’ research interest is in addressing the intersections of culture, race, class, sexual orientation, hegemonic masculinity, gender, and sexuality-based violence and how these intersections impact the sexual health of sexual and gender minorities. He is also interested in how structural and environmental factors inhibit or promote engagement in HIV care and prevention programs. Other interest includes exploring issues related to climate change mitigation, disaster preparedness, and HIV treatment and prevention efforts in Caribbean. His goal is to expand upon this interest to assist the Caribbean in designing an adequate public health response to support people living with HIV in the event of natural disasters.