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Derek Dangerfield II, PhD

Assistant Professor
Derek Dangerfield II
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Specialties and Expertise

  • Adult Health
  • Men's Health
  • Sexual Health


Derek Dangerfield’s research targets ways to reduce HIV/STIs and promote sexual health for sexual minority men. His expertise includes latent variable modeling, qualitative methodology, and Life Course theoretical approaches for research designs. Dr. Dangerfield received his undergraduate training in sociology from Georgetown University and his PhD in health behavior research at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine. His work has been supported by the NIH, the National Science Foundation, and the Johns Hopkins Center for AIDS Research. Currently, Dr. Dangerfield is leading an intervention to increase HIV risk perceptions and PrEP initiation among sexual minority men in Baltimore.

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  • Publications/Research

    Jackman, K.-M., Dangerfield II, D. T., Yang, C., Trent, M., Kharrazi, H., Johnson, R. M., & Latkin, C. (2020). Behavioral Intentions to Use Patient Portals to Disclose HIV and Other Sexually Transmitted Infection Testing Histories with Sexual Partners Among U.S. Sexual Minority Men. AIDS and Behavior. Doi:10.1007/s10461-020-03092-w

    He, Y., Dangerfield II, D.T., Fields, E.; Dawkins Jr., M., Turpin, R., Johnson, D., Browne, D.C., Hickson, D.A.(2020). Healthcare Access, healthcare utilization, and sexual orientation disclosure among Black sexual minority men in the Deep South. Sexual Health. doi: 10.1071/SH20051

    Dangerfield II, D.T., Cooper, J., Heidari, O., Winder, T.J.A., Allen, S., Lucas, G.M. (2020). Nursing and Healthcare Preferences among Opioid and Stimulant Using Black Sexual Minority Men: An Exploratory Study. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care. Doi: 10.1097/jnc.0000000000000201

    Dangerfield II, D. T., Heidari, O., Cooper, J., Allen, S., & Lucas, G. M. (2020). Motivations for opioid and stimulant use among drug using black sexual minority men: A life course perspective. Drug and Alcohol Dependence.

    Dangerfield II, D. T., Harawa, N., McWells, C., Hilliard, C., Williams, J., Bluthenthal, R. (2018).  Developing a culturally congruent, peer-based intervention for Black men who have sex with men. Sexual Health 15 (5), 424-430)

    Dangerfield II, D. T., Harawa, N. T., Smith, L. R., Jeffries, W. L., Baezconde-Garbanati, L., & Bluthenthal, R. (2018). Latent classes of sexual risk among Black men who have sex with men and women. Archives of Sexual Behavior doi: 10.1007/s10508-017-1142-y

    Dangerfield II, D. T., Smith, L. R., Anderson, J. N., Bruce, O., Farley, J., Bluthenthal, R. (2017). Sexual positioning practices and sexual risk among black men who have sex with men: a life course perspective. AIDS and Behavior, 1–13. doi:10.1007/s10461-017-1948-6

    Dangerfield II, D.T., Ober, A. J., Smith, L. R., Shoptaw, S., & Bluthenthal, R. N. (2018). Exploring and Adapting a Conceptual Model of Sexual Positioning Practices and Sexual Risk Among HIV-Negative Black Men Who Have Sex With Men. The Journal of Sex Research, 1–11. doi:10.1080/00224499.2018.1433287

  • Awards/Honors

    2017-2018  Postdoctoral Fellowship, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

    2017  Dissertation Award for Distinction, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California

    2013-2016  National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

    2013  U.S. Fulbright Student Research Award

    2012  National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Award