James E Egan, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Behavioral and Community Health Sciences


6119 Public Health
R-znvy: wrr93@cvgg.rqh
Primary Phone: 967-179-7700

Personal Statement

James  is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences (BCHS). His current research centers on the health and wellbeing of LGBT populations, biobehavioral HIV prevention, and healthy aging for gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM). He is a co-investigator on the NIH funded Epi-PrEP project, a collaboration with Fenway Health in Boston, exploring short-term episodic dosing for PrEP to prevent HIV infection. He is also an investigator on a NIH-funded project examining resiliencies among older MSM in the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS). In addition, Dr. Egan partners with other faculty on a qualitative study funded by the Dean’s Pilot Grant Program to investigate Naloxone distribution to reduce opioid overdoses in Pittsburgh. Along with Ron Stall, James is the co-Director of the amfAR Internationals Scholars Program – a project to train early investigators to design and implement HIV prevention and treatment studies targeted to gay bisexual and transgender populations in low and middle-income countries. 


2014 | University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health Pittsburgh, PA | PhD

2004 | Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA | MPH

1996 | University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI | BA Cultural Anthropology & Women's Studies


I currently teach BCHS 3555: Topics in Behavioral & Community Health Theories & Models; BCHS 3707: Multiple Regression Analysis and Modeling; PUBHLT2020: Advanced Topics in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Research;  and co-facilitate the MPH LGBT Health Research Mentorship group.

Selected Publications

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