Contact Information

Post-Doctoral Fellow
George Washington University
Department of  Psychology
Latino Health Research Center
2125 G street
Washington DC, DC 20052

Membership Information

Membership Category:
Research Scientists

Member Since: 2015


Karen Nieves-Lugo, Ph.D., MPH

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Ph.D.    University of Puerto Rico
M.P.H.   University of Puerto Rico
B. S.      University of Puerto Rico

Research Statement

My main research interest concerns HIV/AIDS, health disparities, sexuality and aging, in particular, the contribution of behavioral, social, structural, and cultural factors to  physical function. I am a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Psychology at George Washington University, and I am working on a F32 NIMH-funded project on physical function and tobacco, alcohol and drug use among HIV-Positive and HIV-negative veterans. In addition, I am interested in examining the impact of adherence to HIV medication on physical function. I recently joined the Latino Health Research Center (LHRC) at George Washington University where I have researched how migration to the US affects sexual risk and HIV status among Latino MSM. 


Curriculum Vitae