Faculty Mentors

José Bauermeister, PhD, MPH

Albert M. Greenfield Professor of Human Relations
University of Pennsylvania
Chair & Professor, Department of Family and Community Health
Professor of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine
Penn Nursing


José A. Bauermeister, PhD, MPH is the Albert M. Greenfield Professor of Human Relations at the University of Pennsylvania, Professor and Chair of the Department of Family and Community Health at Penn Nursing, and Professor of Psychiatry in the Perelman School of Medicine. Dr. Bauermeister’s interdisciplinary research integrates perspectives from public health, psychology, sexuality, and health communication. His scholarship focuses on developing innovative, multilevel interventions for racial, ethnic. and sexual minority adolescents and young adults.

He has published over 200 scientific publications and book chapters, and been funded for over $30 million as principal investigator and another $115 million as co-investigator in federally-funded research. He serves a member of the Penn Center for AIDS Research’s Executive Committee, and holds leadership positions in the National Institutes of Health’s Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions and the Microbicide Trials Network. He serves in the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Youth & Adolescence, Archives of Sexual Behavior, AIDS and Behavior, Journal of Community Psychology, and the American Journal of Community Psychology. Dr. Bauermeister received his MPH and PhD degrees in Health Behavior and Health Education from the University of Michigan.

Selected Publications:

Drab, R., Wolfe, J. R., Chavanduka, T., Bonar, E. E., Guest, J. L., Hightow‐Weidman, L., … & Bauermeister, J. (2022). Constructing a web‐based health directory for adolescent men who have sex with men: Strategies for development and resource verification. Journal of Community Psychology, 50(3), 1597-1615. PMID: 34716596;PMCID: PMC8916971.

Bauermeister, J. A., Tingler, R. C., Dominguez, C., Dunne, E. F., Hoesley, C., Ho, K., … & Cranston, R. D. (2021). Acceptability of a Dapivirine/Placebo Gel Administered Rectally to HIV-1 Seronegative Adults (MTN-026). AIDS and Behavior, 1-14. PMID: 34657218.

Bauermeister, J. A., Downs, J. S., & Krakower, D. S. (2020). PrEP product acceptability and dual process decision-making among men who have sex with men. Current HIV/AIDS Reports, 17(3), 161-170. PMID: 32297220;PMCID: PMC7260091.