Karen Nieves-Lugo, Ph.D., MPH
Ph.D. University of Puerto Rico
M.P.H. University of Puerto Rico
B. S. University of Puerto Rico
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.