Kevin Smith, MPH – Kevin is a first year doctoral student in the Department of Health Behavior. He is interested in how kink/fetish social networks form and operate to impact holistic health outcomes for LGBTQ populations in the US.


Faculty Advisors

Kate Muessig, PhDKate is a public health interventionist and social scientist whose research centers on the prevention and care of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections in the urban United States and in China. She is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Behavior.


Derrick Matthews, PhD Derrick’s research explores how social determinants of health facilitate the large disparities in HIV prevention and treatment experienced by Black men who have sex with men (MSM). His research also explores the numerous health inequities experienced by LGBT populations while focusing on ways to thoughtfully operationalize intersectional discrimination and its effects on health in quantitative research. He is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Behavior.