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Derek Dangerfield II, PhD

Assistant Professor
Derek Dangerfield II


Derek Dangerfield is a Baltimore City native whose primary research targets ways to reduce HIV/STIs and promote sexual health for men who have sex with men (MSM). Dr. Dangerfield received his undergraduate degree in sociology at Georgetown University and his PhD in preventive medicine at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. His research has been supported by the U.S. Department of State, the National Science Foundation, and the Johns Hopkins Center for AIDS Research. Currently, Dr. Dangerfield is exploring the feasibility of mailing HIV and STI self-testing materials to MSM of color who use HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis in Baltimore City to reduce the need for in-person clinical follow-up visits. He joined the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing as a post-doctoral fellow with the REACH Initiative in 2017.

Areas of Scholarly Expertise and Interest

Prevention/reduction of HIV and STIs
  • Awards and Honors
    • U.S. Fulbright Student Research Award, 2013
    • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Award, 2012