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Jose Bauermeister, PhD, MPH


Assistant Professor,
Director of the Center for Sexuality & Health Disparities,
University of Michigan School of Public Health


Dr. Bauermeister is the John G. Searle Assistant Professor in Health Behavior and Health Education (HBHE) at the UM School of Public Health, and Director of the Center for Sexuality & Health Disparities. The Center for Sexuality & Health Disparities (SexLab) conducts applied social research on sexuality-related health disparities. Our studies seek to identify innovative strategies to inform sexual health promotion interventions, including the prevention of HIV/STI infection and transmission, and decrease other sexuality-related health disparities. SexLab also offers opportunities for University of Michigan students to foster and apply research skills specific to sexuality research and to advance their knowledge of sexual health.
Originally from Puerto Rico, Dr. Bauermeister completed his MPH and PhD in Public Health from the University of Michigan. His primary research interests focus on sexuality and health, and interpersonal prevention and health promotion strategies for high-risk adolescents and young adults.  Dr. Bauermeister is member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Youth & Adolescence, AIDS & Behavior, and the Archives of Sexual Behavior. He is Full Member of the International Academy of Sex Research, and serves as referee to various interdisciplinary journals including the American Journal of Public Health, AIDS & Behavior, Social Science & Medicine, Health Education & Behavior, Journal of Adolescent Health, among others.