Orlando Harris, PhD, RN, FNP, MPH

  • Assistant Professor of Nursing in the Department of Community Health Systems, School of Nursing, and an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Prevention Science in the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco


My research has focused mainly around understanding the social and cultural determinants of health for Caribbean men who have sex with men and transgender women with an emphasis on structural inequalities (i.e., access to care, patient provider relationship dynamics, and quality of care), social and societal context (i.e., stigma, discrimination, homophobia, and criminalization of same sex behaviors); psychosocial (i.e., peer and family support, intimate relationships, couples related prevention interventions); and social networks. My primary research interest includes addressing the intersections of race, culture, class, and gender and how they impact the sexual health practices of Afro-Caribbean MSM and transgender women. I am interested in creating novel HIV prevention interventions that are culturally inclusive and appropriate for sexual minority populations in the Anglo-Caribbean.