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David Moskowitz, Ph.D.

David Moskowitz, Ph.D.

‌Adjunct Associate Professor
Health Behavior and Community Health

Email: david_moskowitz@nymc.edu


School of Health Sciences and Practice

Professional Interests:

Dr. David Moskowitz, Adjunct Associate Professor of Health Behavior 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 2012.

In terms of research, Dr. Moskowitz has over 25 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 the precursors to identity development, maintenance, and mutability among gay and bisexual, in particular. His future research veins include (1) understanding and increasing communication about pre-exposure prophylaxis between patients and providers, (2) defining women’s attitudes towards their anal-HPV and anal cancer risks, (3) identifying barriers to women’s adoption of anal self-exam behaviors, and (4) exploring the moderation of gay/bisexual men’s sexual self-identities by romantic relationships and relational factors.

Dr. Moskowitz held elected positions in academic organizations. He was the secretary-treasurer of the International Academy of Sex Research (IASR) from 2010 to 2014–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 works within 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.

Education Profile:

Post Graduate Studies: Center for AIDS Intervention Research at the Medical College of Wisconsin
Graduate Degree: Ph.D.
Graduate Degree Institution: Northwestern University
Undergraduate Institution: Northwestern University

Selected Bibliography:

Moskowitz, D. A., Noor S. W., Hart, T. A., & Roloff, M. (in press). Penis Size Is Just the Tip of It: Recognition and Construction of Top, Bottom, and Versatile Orientations in Gay/Bisexual Men. Archives of Sexual Behavior.

Noor, S. W., Adam, B. D., Brennan, D. J., Moskowitz, D. A., Gardner, S., & Hart, T. A. (in press). Social scenes as sexual micro-cultures: Use of Latent Class Analysis approach to examine heterogeneity among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men frequenting multiple scenes in Toronto, Canada. Archives of Sexual Behavior.

Eberth, J. M., Kline, K. N., Moskowitz, D. A., Montealegre, J. R., & Scheurer, M. E. (2014). The Role of Media and the Internet on Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting: A Case Study of Human Papillomavirus Vaccination. Journal of Adolescent Health, 54, 289-295.

Moskowitz, D. A., Turrubiates, J., Lozano, H., & Hajek, C. (2013). Physical, behavioral, and psychological traits of gay men identifying as bears. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 42(5), 775-784.

Robinson, B. A., & Moskowitz, D. A. (2013). The eroticism of Internet cruising as a self-contained behavior: a multivariate analysis of men seeking men demographics and getting off online. Culture, Health & Sexuality, 15(5), 555-569.

Hart, T. A., Moskowitz, D. A., Cox, C., Li, X., Ostrow, D. G., Stall, R. D., Gorbach, P. M., & Plankey, M. (2012). The cumulative effects of medication use, drug use, and smoking on erectile dysfunction among men who have sex with men. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 9, 1106-1113.

Mitchell, J. W., Harvey, S. M., Champeau, D., Moskowitz, D. A., & Seal, D. W. (2012). Relationship factors associated with gay male couples’ concordance on aspects of their sexual agreements: Establishment, type, and adherence. AIDS and Behavior, 16, 1560-1569.

Mitchell, J. W., Moskowitz, D. A., & Seal, D. W. (2012). Understanding the Agreements and Behaviors of Men Who Have Sex With Men Who Are Dating or Married to Women: Unexpected Implications for a Universal HIV/STI Testing Protocol. International Public Health Journal, 4, 393-402.

Moskowitz, D. A., & Hart, T. A. (2011). The influence of physical body traits and masculinity on gay male anal sex roles. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 40, 835-841.

Moskowitz, D. A., & Seal, D. W. (2011). Self-esteem in HIV-positive and HIV-negative men who have sex with men: Implications for risk-taking behaviors with casual sex partners. AIDS and Behavior, 15, 621-625.


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