Nina Harawa

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Nina T. Harawa, MPH, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor with the Charles Drew University of Science and Medicine and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at UCLA

Dr. Nina Harawa is an Assistant Professor with the Charles Drew University of Science and Medicine and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at UCLA.  Trained as an epidemiologist, her research involves both documenting and understanding trends in the distribution of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections and developing effective prevention interventions.  She has conducted and led studies examining the prevalence of HIV infection and risky behaviors in a variety of at-risk populations.  She has also written about conceptual issues related to the categorization and analysis of racial and ethnic groups in health research.  Dr. Harawa has ongoing HIV prevention research studies for African American men who have sex with men and women and for African American women in partnerships with high-risk men.  She is also currently working to examine STD and HIV risk in older adults, sexual activity and condom distribution in jail settings, and sexual partnerships between African American and Latino women and high-risk men. 


Selected publications:

  • N.T. Harawa, T.A. Bingham, S.D. Cochran, S. Greenland, W.E. Cunningham.  “HIV-1 prevalence among foreign- and US-born public STD clinic clients.”  Am J Public Health 92 (2002) 1958-1963.
  • N. T. Harawa, S. Greenland, S.D. Cochran, W.E. Cunningham, and B. Visscher.  “Do differences in relationship and partner attributes explain disparities in sexually transmitted disease among young white and black women?”  J Adolesc Health 32 (2003) 187-191.
  • T.A. Bingham, N. T. Harawa, D.F. Johnson, G.M. Secura, D.A. MacKellar, and L.A. Valleroy. “The effect of partner characteristics on HIV infection among African American Men who have sex with men (MSM) in the Young Men’s Survey, Los Angeles, 1999-2000.”  AIDS Educ Prev 15 (2003) Supp A:39-52.
  • N.T. Harawa, J. Douglas, W. McFarland, H. Thiede, T. A. Kellogg, K. O’Keefe, K.A. McRae, T.A. Bingham.  “Changes in HIV prevalence among public sexually transmitted disease clinic attendees in the Western region of the US (1989-1999).”  JAIDS 37 (2004) 1206-1215.
  • N.T. Harawa, S. Greenland, T.A. Bingham, D.F. Johnson, S.D. Cochran, W.E. Cunningham, D.D. Celentano, B. A. Koblin, M. LaLota, D.A. MacKellar, W. McFarland, D. Shehan, S. Stoyanoff, H. Thiede, L. Torian, and L.A. Valleroy.  “Associations of race/ethnicity with HIV prevalence and HIV-related behaviors among young men who have sex with men (MSM) in seven U.S. urban centers.”  JAIDS 35 (2004) 526-536.
  • N.T. Harawa, J.K. Williams, H.C. Ramamurthi, T.A. Bingham. “Perceptions of condom use, sexual activity, and disclosure among HIV-positive non-gay-identifed men who have sex with men and women: implications for heterosexual HIV transmission.”  J Urban Health 83 (2006) 682-94.
  • N.T. Harawa and A. Adimora. “Incarceration, African Americans, and HIV: Advancing a Research Agenda.” J Natl Med Assoc 100 (2008) 57-62.
  • N.T. Harawa, J.K. Williams, C. Manago, S. Avina, M. Jones, H.C. Ramamurthi. “Sexual behavior, sexual identity, and substance abuse among low-income bisexual and non-gay-identifying African American men who have sex with men.” Arch Sex Behav 37 (2008) 675-853.
  • M. Javanbacht, P.R. Kerndt, M. M. Hayes, C. L. Wigen, N.T. Harawa. “Sexually transmitted infections and HIV prevalence among incarcerated men who have sex with men, 2000-2005.” Sexually Trans Dis. (accepted).
  • N.T. Harawa and T. A. Bingham. “Exploring HIV prevention utilization among female sex workers and male-to-female transgenders.” AIDS Educ Prev (accepted).
    Williams J, Harawa NT, Manago C, and Ramamurthi H.  “Development of a culturally centered HIV prevention intervention for bisexual African American men.” Am J Public Health (accepted).
  • Williams J, Harawa NT, Manago C, and Ramamurthi H.  “Development of a culturally centered HIV prevention intervention for bisexual African American men.” Am J Public Health (accepted).