Orlando Harris, PhD, FNP, MPH

Assistant Professor
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2 Koret Way, Rm 505F
UCSF Box 0608
San Francisco, CA 94143
United States

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.
Award For Outstanding Contributions in Research and Social Justice In Black Gay Men’s Communities, National AIDS Education Services for Minorities, Atlanta, GA, 2017
2012 HIV/AIDS Champion of Change, IMPACT DC Washington, District of Colombia, 2012
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Rochester, New York, 2012
Recognition of your Outstanding Contribution and Dedication to the African American MSM Community, National AIDS Education Services for Minorities, 2009
Community Service Award, Michael V. Boyd Binghamton University, 2007
BS, 05/2007 - Nursing, Binghamton University
African Continental Ancestry Group
Social Stigma
Discrimination (Psychology)
Social Identification
Caribbean Masculinities
Transgressive Sexualities
Hegemonic Masculinity
Sexual Violence
Trauma Informed Care
Vulnerable Population
Caribbean Sexualities
LGBTQ Health
Health Disparities
Intersectional Stigma
Transactional/Survival Sex
Community-based Participatory Researcher (CBPR)
Sexual And Gender Minorities
Socioeconomically Marginalized Groups
Global Public Health
Post-Colonial Critiques And Public Health
Socio-Cultural And Historical Context Of Caribbean Health
Caribbean-Based Natural Disasters And Climate Change
Mental Health
Adolescent Sex And Sexual