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Epidemiology Research

David Moskowitz, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology and Community Health
Dr. David Moskowitz, adjunct professor of Epidemiology and Community Health, received his Ph.D. (2007), M.A. (2005), and B.S. (2003) from Northwestern University. After the successful defense of his dissertation on HIV restitution, he trained as an NIH postdoctoral fellow at the Center for AIDS Intervention Research at the Medical College of Wisconsin. For two years, he developed skills as a quantitative and qualitative HIV/AIDS behavioral scholar. He taught health communication at the University of Texas before becoming faculty at the New York Medical College.

In terms of research, Dr. Moskowitz has over 20 peer-reviewed, scientific articles in academic journals such as AIDS and Behavior, Sexual and Relationship Therapy, Journal of Sexual Medicine, and Patient Education and Counseling. He also is on the editorial board of the Archives of Sexual Behavior. Much of his research centers on risk-taking behaviors among men who have sex with men (MSM), gay and bisexual male health, and patient-provider health disparities within the LGBT community. He additionally is interested in the role of social identity and subgroup affiliation in predicting differences in sexual health. He specializes in correlates of active condom eschewal and continues to contribute to the literature concerning HIV disclosure and other forms of communication regarding HIV serostatus, condom use, and STD/HIV infection. His future research veins include obesity and sexual health, body image and body interpretation, agenda setting and health decision-making, and sexual control.

Dr. Moskowitz holds elected positions in academic organizations. He is the secretary-treasurer of the International Academy of Sex Research (IASR; http://www.iasr.org), which is arguably the top sex research membership organization for the past 40 years. He also is actively affiliated with the American Public Health Association (APHA) and is the membership chair of the LGBT Caucus of Public Health Workers (http://www.aphalgbt.org).

Dr. Moskowitz is an active supporter of the Sex-Positive movement and continues to support education, research, and counseling that advocate sexual expressiveness (regardless of HIV serostatus) as healthy, natural and good.