Perry N Halkitis, Ph.D., M.S., MPH is Dean of the School of Public Health at Rutgers University. He also is Professor of Biostatistics and Social and Behavioral Health Sciences and hold appointments in Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, the RWJ School of Medicine, and the School of Public Affairs and Administration, and the Cancer Institute of New Jersey.
Dr. Halkitis’ program of research examines health disparities in LGBTQ populations, with an emphasis on the intersection between the HIV, drug abuse, and mental health burden, and the biological, behavioral, psychosocial, and structural factors that predispose these and other health disparities. CHIBPS (www.chibps.org), the research center he founded also, serves as a training site for the next generation of scholars, and partners with community agencies to conduct studies for and with the LGBTQ population. His research program has been earned approximately $50 million in grant funding.
Author of over 200 peer-reviewed academic manuscripts, Dr. Halkitis is also often cited in the press Author of 4 boos, his latest, The AIDS Generation: Stories of Survival and Resilience, is a 2014 Lambda Literary award nominee, and recipient of the American Psychological Association Distinguished Book Award in LGBT Psychology.
Dr. Halkitis is the recipient of numerous awards from both professional and community-based organizations. He is an elected a fellow of The New York Academy of Medicine, The Society of Behavioral Medicine, as well as four divisions of the American Psychological Association, and is an elected member of the Nationswell Council and Who’s Who in America.
Throughout his career, Dr. Halkitis has been on the forefront, fighting for the rights of those infected with and affected by HIV, as well as being an outspoken advocate for the health of the LGBTQ population. He is actively involved in all aspects of community building and empowerment through the dissemination and translation of the innovative, timely, and valuable public health research that he and his team at CHIBPS undertake.
He serves on the Board of Directors of The Generations Project and The HIV League, and has previously served on the boards of Body Positive, GMHC, and the New York State Public Health Association, is Editor in Chief of the journal, Behavioral Medicine, and serves on numerous other editorial boards.
Dr. Halkitis holds degrees in psychology, education, and public health.