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Orlando Harris, PhD, FNP, MPH

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Community Health Systems
SchoolSchool of Nursing
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-7783-4295 Additional info
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    University of Rochester, Rochester, NYPhD05/2014Health Practice Research
    University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CAPostdoctoral Studies06/2018AIDS Prevention Studies
    University of Rochester, Rochester, NYMS05/2010Family Nurse Practitioner
    University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CAMPH05/2016Epidemiology
    Binghamton University, Binghamton, NYBS05/2007Nursing
    Binghamton University , Binghamton, NYBS05/2007Human Development
    Binghamton University, Binghamton, NYBA05/2007Africana Studies
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    National AIDS Education Services for Minorities, Atlanta, GA2017Award For Outstanding Contributions in Research and Social Justice In Black Gay Men’s Communities
    IMPACT DC Washington, District of Colombia20122012 HIV/AIDS Champion of Change
    Rochester, New York2012Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
    National AIDS Education Services for Minorities2009Recognition of your Outstanding Contribution and Dedication to the African American MSM Community
    Michael V. Boyd Binghamton University2007Community Service Award

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    I have spend the past several years researching factors that contributes to poor sexual health among Jamaican sexual and gender minorities. Through my research, I have provided a qualitative understanding of the complexities that have shaped Jamaican men who have sex with men sexual decision making as well as factors that place them as risk for acquring HIV. Additionally, I have published one of the first papers that addressed the issue of sexual violence (childhood sexual abuse and sexual assault) among young Jamaican gay and bisexual men. This paper was also the first to address this issue among marginalized sexual minority groups in the Caribbean. My research aims to give voice to sexual and gender minorities in Jamaica and the wider English-speaking Caribbean in order to reduce health disparities among this community and to create learning opportunities that positively impact outcomes for vulnerable and at-risk populations disproportionately burdened by HIV.

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    Culturally Tailoring a Sexual Health Services Model for Racial and Ethnic Minority Men who have Sex with Men
    NIH-NIAID 3P30MH62246-19W4Sep 1, 2019 - Jul 31, 2020
    Role: Co-Investigator
    JAM-Trans Study: Formative Research to Explore Jamaican Transgender Women Gender Identity, HIV Risk and Prevention Need
    AIDS Research Institute Jan 1, 2017 - Sep 1, 2019
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Integrated Biological and Behavioral Surveillance Survey with Population Size Estimation among MSM and Transgender Persons in Jamaica
    Center for Disease Control and Prevention Jul 1, 2016 - Sep 1, 2018
    Role: Co-Investigator
    The MOCHA Collaborative to Engage HIV Seropositive Young MSM of Color.
    Human Resources Services Administration 1-H97HA03788-01-00Jul 1, 2008 - Jun 30, 2012
    Role: Research Assistant

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    1. Harris OO. Survival now versus survival later: immediate and delayed HIV risk assessment among young Jamaican men who have transactional sex with men. Cult Health Sex. 2019 08; 21(8):883-897. PMID: 30444450.
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    2. Harris OO, Dunn LL. "I Kept It to Myself": Young Jamaican Men Who Have Sex with Men's Experiences with Childhood Sexual Abuse and Sexual Assault. Arch Sex Behav. 2019 05; 48(4):1227-1238. PMID: 29951864.
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    3. Harris OO, Jarrett S. Beyond Homophobia: How Do Jamaican Men Who Have Sex with Men Build Communities, Affirm Identity, and Mitigate Homophobia? J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2018 Sep - Oct; 29(5):749-761. PMID: 29631931.
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    4. Treston C, Farley J, Harris O, Hoyt MJ, Kwong J, Van Nuys J. PrEP works and is a valuable addition to the HIV prevention toolkit. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2015 May-Jun; 26(3):224-6. PMID: 25869548.
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