Damian J. Denson, PhD, MPH

Damian J. Denson, PhD, MPH

Damian J. Denson, PhD, MPH

Dr. Denson is a behavioral scientist with over fourteen years of research experience in a number of local, state, and national public health initiatives. He has worked in health policy, epidemiology, intervention development, evaluation, behavioral surveillance, and data collection and monitoring. He was both a former National Institute on Drug Abuse Pre-doctoral Fellow in the Department of Community Health Sciences in the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and a Satcher Health Policy Leadership Fellow at Morehouse School of Medicine. While at UIC, he served as a researcher with the Community Outreach Intervention Projects studying psychosocial determinants, internet use, substance abuse, and HIV risk behaviors among minority men who have sex with men (MSM). He currently works within the Prevention Research Branch of the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. His current projects assess the barriers and facilitators to HIV prevention, care, and treatment for populations at risk including MSM, substance users, youth, and transgender persons. Dr. Denson also holds a Master of Public Health degree (Community Health) from New York University and a Bachelor of Science degree (Biology) from Xavier University of Louisiana.

Presentation: HIV Infection Rates in MSM of Color: Perspectives from the CDC
Introduced by Leon McDougle, MD, MPH, Chief Diversity Officer, Wexner Medical Center
Day: Thursday
Time: Plenary Address
Where: Conference Theatre