MPRC Seminar Series: Typhanye Dyer, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Maryland
Typhanye P. Dyer's research interests include exploring social, cultural and structural determinants of infectious disease disparities. Specifically, her research explores HIV/AIDS disparities, sexuality, mental health, and substance use with an emphasis in racial/ethnic and gender disparities among marginalized populations, as well as their families. Her research in HIV/AIDS also examines syndemics and HIV prevalence among Black men who have sex with men and women (MSMW), and how sex and drug risk networks of MSMW translates into risk for their male and female partners. My research also explores intersections of cultural identity, racial identity, sexual identity and gender identity among Black gay/bisexual men. Dr. Dyer's collaborative research explores HIV-related stigma, engagement and retention in care and medication adherence among older Black women living with HIV in Prince George's County, Maryland. Additional areas of research involve the examination of risk for females with high risk male sex partners and partners who have been incarcerated, exploring social vulnerability including stigma and discrimination that drive risk. Population based research takes an interdisciplinary approach involving social epidemiology and community based research to reduce health disparities.
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