Orlando Harris, PhD, FNP, MPH

Title(s)Associate Professor, Community Health Systems
SchoolSchool of Nursing
Address2 Koret Way, #531E
San Francisco CA 94143
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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
    American Academy of Nursing, District of Colombia2022Fellow, American Academy of Nurisng

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    I am an Associate Professor of Nursing in the Department of Community Health Systems, School of Nursing, at the University of California, San Francisco. I am a researcher that uses community-based participatory research methods both in the United States and the Caribbean where I leverage multi-methods data to inform culturally relevant interventions that improves the lives of vulnerable sexual and gender minorities. I have also spent the past several years researching factors that contribute to poor health among Caribbean sexual and gender minorities. Through my research, I have provided a qualitative understanding of the complexities that have shaped Jamaican men and transgender women's sexual decision making as well as other factors that may place them at risk for acquiring HIV. Additionally, I have a unique focus on researching the context of violence that has shaped the lives of marginalized people in the United States and the Caribbean. I have published one of the first papers in the Caribbean that addressed the issue of sexual violence (childhood sexual abuse, sexual assault, and intimate partner violence) among Jamaican men and transgender women. 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 Anglophone Caribbean in order to reduce disparities in health among a community that is marginalized.
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    HOPE: A Status-Neutral Mobile Unit for African Americans Experiencing Homelessness in Alameda County
    California HIV/AIDS Research Program H23PC6065Feb 1, 2023 - Jul 3, 2024
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Description: This project will develop and test a mobile health clinic model called HOPE (Healthy Outcomes for People Everywhere) to offer prevention and treatment services to reduce HIV, STIs, and hepatitis C to African American people experiencing homelessness in Alameda County.
    Jamaica CARES Project: Connecting HIV/AIDS Resources to Engage Jamaican Sexual and Gender Minorities
    NIH/NIMH 1 K23 MH130250-01Mar 1, 2022 - Feb 28, 2027
    Role: PI
    Description: The goals of the proposed research are to 1) identify the pathways between intersectional stigma, violence, mental health and HIV care engagement among Jamaican sexual and gender minorities living with HIV; 2) develop and manualize a multi-level intervention that addresses intersectional stigma, violence, and poor mental health in order to optimize HIV care engagement among Jamaican sexual and gender minorities living with HIV; and 3) pilot test the multi-level intervention for acceptability and feasibility among sexual and gender minorities living with HIV and revised the manual as needed.
    We the People: An HIV Policy Research Center that Works for All of California
    California HIV/AIDS Research Program H21PC3601Jan 1, 2021 - Jan 31, 2024
    Role: I will be a Co-I on this award with the responsibility of directing policy related initiatives here
    Description: The Black AIDS Institute (BAI) has assembled a research-community consortium that is uniquely positioned to undertake rapid-response policy research to strengthen the effectiveness, sustainability and equity of California’s HIV response.This policy research consortium has been assembled specifically to address a critical and recurring weakness in the HIV response – the implementation gap that causes far too many individuals and communities, typically the most marginalized, to be left behind.The BAI-led consortium aims to help close this gap by focusing not only on the broad HIV-specific policy agenda but also on policy responses for the social and structural factors that increase vulnerability to HIV, reduce service access among marginalized communities, and contribute to persistent HIV health disparities.
    Combatting unequal treatment in healthcare through virtual awareness and training in empathy (CULTIVATE)
    Genentech Foundation Jan 1, 2021 - Dec 31, 2022
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Description: To develop virtual reality scenarios that simulate accessing care as a BIPOC. To determine if the changes in medical education enhanced by technological innovation will improve health access and health outcomes of minorities.
    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
    “Our Lives Matter”: Exploring the Impact of COVID-19 on Black/African American and Latino Sexual Minority Men Access to HIV Prevention and Treatment Services, Resource Security, and Vaccination Acceptance and Uptake."
    NIH-funded UCSF-Gladstone Center for AIDS Research A Number: A129590
    Role: PI
    Description: Utilizing a conceptual framework based on the social-ecological model, the aims of this study are 1) to explore the impact of COVID-19 and shelter-in-place orders on Black/African American and Latino sexual minority men access to HIV prevention and treatment services, resource security, and overall well-being; and 2) to identify multilevel factors affecting Black/African American and Latino sexual minority men’s COVID-19 vaccination acceptance and willingness to use once available.
    Exploring the Impact of COVID-19 on Sexual Minority Men's Access to HIV Prevention and Treatment Services and Vaccination Acceptance and Uptake.
    AIDS Research Institute Intramural
    Role: PI

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    1. Intersectional Mentorship in Academic Medicine: A Conceptual Review. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2024 Apr 19; 21(4). Sevelius JM, Harris OO, Bowleg L. PMID: 38673414; PMCID: PMC11050481.
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    2. Designing implementation strategies for the inclusion of LGBTQIA+ and key populations content in undergraduate nursing curricula in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: Protocol for a Multi-Methods Research Project. JMIR Res Protoc. 2024 Jan 24. Nxumalo C, Luvuno ZPB, Chiya HW, Ngcobo SJ, Naidoo D, Zamudio-Haas S, Harris O. PMID: 38598816.
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    3. Opportunities to Increase Access to HIV Prevention: Evaluating the Implementation of Pharmacist-Initiated Pre-exposure Prophylaxis in California. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2023 Nov; 10(11):ofad549. Hunter LA, Packel LJ, Chitle P, Beltran RM, Rafie S, De Martini L, Dong B, Harris O, Holloway IW, Miyashita Ochoa A, McCoy SI. PMID: 38023549; PMCID: PMC10651201.
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    4. Young, Black/African American, and Latino communities are left behind despite legislative efforts in California to reduce HIV/STI disparities. Front Reprod Health. 2023; 5:1179334. Gaines TL, Werb D, Harris O. PMID: 37779638; PMCID: PMC10538965.
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    5. Brief Report: The Influence of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Physical, Social, and Mental Health of Black and Latinx Young People With HIV in the United States. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2023 07 01; 93(3):187-190. Sauceda JA, Dubé K, Harris O, Campbell CK, Ndukwe S, Saberi P. PMID: 36913727; PMCID: PMC10272066.
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    6. Influence of depression and interpersonal support on adherence to antiretroviral therapy among people living with HIV. AIDS Res Ther. 2023 06 29; 20(1):42. Nutor JJ, Gyamerah AO, Alhassan RK, Duah HO, Thompson RGA, Wilson N, Harris O, Gutierrez J, Hoffmann TJ, Getahun M, Santos GM. PMID: 37386514; PMCID: PMC10308781.
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    7. Barriers and facilitators to the transplant process among patients living with polycystic kidney disease: a qualitative Approach. BMC Nephrol. 2023 05 01; 24(1):119. Smith J, Harris OO, Adey D, Park M. PMID: 37127564; PMCID: PMC10150665.
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    8. Ending the HIV epidemic PrEP equity recommendations from a rapid ethnographic assessment of multilevel PrEP use determinants among young Black gay and bisexual men in Atlanta, GA. PLoS One. 2023; 18(3):e0283764. Hill M, Smith J, Elimam D, Mustafaa G, Wortley P, Taylor B, Harris O. PMID: 36996143; PMCID: PMC10062590.
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    9. Do precipitation anomalies influence short-term mobility in sub-saharan Africa? An observational study from 23 countries. BMC Public Health. 2023 02 22; 23(1):377. Epstein A, Harris OO, Benmarhnia T, Camlin CS, Weiser SD. PMID: 36814247; PMCID: PMC9948323.
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    10. Challenges and opportunities for medical referrals at a mobile community health clinic serving sexual and gender minorities in rural South Carolina: a qualitative approach. BMC Health Serv Res. 2023 Feb 17; 23(1):168. Joudeh L, Heavner SF, Johnstone E, Propst SK, Harris OO. PMID: 36803696; PMCID: PMC9937739.
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    11. Understanding the concept of trust and other factors related to COVID-19 vaccine intentions among Black/African American older adults prior to vaccine development. SSM Qual Res Health. 2023 Jun; 3:100230. Harris OO, Perry TE, Johnson JK, Lichtenberg P, Washington T, Kitt B, Shaw M, Keiser S, Tran T, Vest L, Maloof M, Portacolone E. PMID: 36785539; PMCID: PMC9898052.
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    12. Exploring primary healthcare practitioners' experiences regarding the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2022 11 04; 23:e67. Mchunu GG, Harris O, Nxumalo CT. PMID: 36330843; PMCID: PMC9641673.
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    13. Addressing Racism's Role in the US HIV Epidemic: Qualitative Findings From Three Ending the HIV Epidemic Prevention Projects. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2022 07 01; 90(S1):S46-S55. Harrison SE, Muessig K, Poteat T, Koester K, Vecchio A, Paton M, Miller SJ, Pereira N, Harris O, Myers J, Campbell C, Hightow-Weidman L. PMID: 35703755; PMCID: PMC9204779.
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    14. Climate Change, Public Health, Health Policy, and Nurses Training. Am J Public Health. 2022 06; 112(S3):S321-S327. Harris OO, Bialous SA, Muench U, Chapman S, Dawson-Rose C. PMID: 35679559; PMCID: PMC9184906.
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    15. Health Coaching Across the Stages of Vaccine Readiness and Action: A Practical Guide for Public Health Nurses. Am J Public Health. 2022 06; 112(S3):S245-S249. Harris OO, Taylor KD, Maher A, Willard-Grace R. PMID: 35679570; PMCID: PMC9184909.
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    16. Persistent disparities in COVID-19-associated impacts on HIV prevention and care among a global sample of sexual and gender minority individuals. Glob Public Health. 2022 06; 17(6):827-842. Santos GM, Hong C, Wilson N, Nutor JJ, Harris O, Garner A, Holloway I, Ayala G, Howell S. PMID: 35435149; PMCID: PMC10953730.
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    17. Exploring linkages between climate change and sexual health: a scoping review protocol. BMJ Open. 2021 10 18; 11(10):e054720. Logie CH, Toccalino D, Reed AC, Malama K, Newman PA, Weiser S, Harris O, Berry I, Adedimeji A. PMID: 34663670; PMCID: PMC8524293.
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    18. Achieving Racial and Ethnic Equity in COVID-19 Vaccination: From Individual Readiness to Health System Readiness. JAMA Health Forum. 2021 07 02; 2(7):e211724. Grumbach K, Carson M, Harris OO. PMID: 36218779.
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    19. "Little Red Flags": Barriers to Accessing Health Care as a Sexual or Gender Minority Individual in the Rural Southern United States-A Qualitative Intersectional Approach. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2021 Jul-Aug 01; 32(4):467-480. Joudeh L, Harris OO, Johnstone E, Heavner-Sullivan S, Propst SK. PMID: 33935190; PMCID: PMC8238829.
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    20. "The More Things Change, the More Things Remain the Same": It's Time to Dismantle Structural Inequalities of Racism, Discrimination, and Health Disparities. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2021 Jul-Aug 01; 32(4):413-417. Wharton MJ, Harris OO, Chapman Lambert C, LeGrand S. PMID: 34115721.
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    21. Food Insufficiency and Mental Health in the U.S. During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Am J Prev Med. 2021 04; 60(4):453-461. Nagata JM, Ganson KT, Whittle HJ, Chu J, Harris OO, Tsai AC, Weiser SD. PMID: 33602534; PMCID: PMC9067067.
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    22. Alarm at the Gate-Health and Social Inequalities are Comorbid Conditions of HIV and COVID-19. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2020 Jul-Aug; 31(4):367-375. Harris OO, Leblanc N, McGee K, Randolph S, Wharton MJ, Relf M. PMID: 32568762; PMCID: PMC8272948.
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    23. Barriers and facilitators to participation of men who have sex with men and transgender women in HIV research in Jamaica. Cult Health Sex. 2020 08; 22(8):887-903. Beckford Jarrett S, Flanagan R, Coriolan A, Harris O, Campbell A, Skyers N. PMID: 31423952.
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    24. 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. Harris OO. PMID: 30444450.
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    25. "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. Harris OO, Dunn LL. PMID: 29951864.
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    26. 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. Harris OO, Jarrett S. PMID: 29631931.
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    27. PrEP works and is a valuable addition to the HIV prevention toolkit. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2015 May-Jun; 26(3):224-6. Treston C, Farley J, Harris O, Hoyt MJ, Kwong J, Van Nuys J. PMID: 25869548.
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