Lance S. Weinhardt, PhD
Professor of Community and Behavioral Health Promotion
Zilber School of Public Health Building, Room 441
Curriculum Vitae [pdf]
PhD, Clinical Psychology, Syracuse University
Clinical Psychology Internship - University of Maryland School of Medicine
MS, Clinical Psychology, Syracuse University
BS, Psychology, Minor: Computer Science, Indiana State University
Interest & Expertise
Dr. Weinhardt's primary focus is in developing effective primary and secondary HIV-prevention interventions that can be implemented widely in resource-poor settings. These include brief interventions for STD clinic patients with alcohol problems and an individually-tailored computerized risk reduction intervention. He is currently studying whether brief sexual behavior interview-based interventions reduce risk behavior in South Africa, and he is studying the effects of sustainable economic development programs on food security and health outcomes in sub Saharan Africa. Dr. Weinhardt's wider interests include how social, economic, and behavioral approaches can be combined to increase resilience and reduce disease in resource-poor settings.
Comulada, W.S., Rotheram-Borus, M.J., Pequegnat, W., Weiss, R.E., Desmond, K.A., Arnold, E.M., Remien, R.H., Morin, S.F., Weinhardt, L.S., Johnson, M.O., & Chesney, M.A. (2010). Relationships over time between mental health symptoms and transmission risk among persons living with HIV. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 24(1), 109-118. PMCID: PMC2845324
Glasman, L.R., Weinhardt, L.S., & Hackl, K.L. (2010). Disparities in access to HIV prevention among men of Mexican descent living the in the Midwestern United States. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. doi: 10.1007/s10903-010-9373-1
Weinhardt, L.S., Galvao, L.W., Stevens, P.E., Masanjala, W.H., Bryant, C., & Ng'ombe, T. (2009). Broadening research on microfinance and related strategies for HIV prevention: Commentary on Dworkin and Blankenship. AIDS and Behavior, 13, 470-473.
Gore-Felton, C., Rotheram-Borus, M.J., Weinhardt, L.S., Kelly, J.A., Lightfoot, M., Kirshenbaum, S.B., Johnson, M.O., Chesney, M.A., Catz, S.L., Ehrhardt, A.A., Remien, R.H., Morin, S.F. , & the NIMH Healthy Living Project Team. (2005). The Healthy Living Project: An Individually-Tailored, Multidimensional Intervention for HIV-Infected Persons. AIDS Education and Prevention, 17, 21-39.
Weinhardt, L. S., Kelly, J. A., Brondino, M. J., Rotheram-Borus, M. J., Kirshenbaum, S., Chesney, M., Remien, R. H., Morin, S. Lightfoot, M., Ehrhardt, A. A., Johnson, M. O., Catz, S. L., Pinkerton, S. D., Benotsch, E. G., Gore-Felton, C., Hong, D., and the NIMH Healthy Living Project Team. (2004). HIV transmission risk behavior among men and women living with HIV in four cities in the United States. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 35, 1057-1066.
Weinhardt, L. S., Carey, M. P., Johnson, B. T., & Bickham, N. L. (1999). Effects of HIV counseling and testing on sexual risk behavior: Meta-analysis of published research, 1985-1997. American Journal of Public Health, 89, 1397-1405.
Representative Funded Projects
R01 MH077515 (Weinhardt, PI)
NIH/NIMH, 04/05/07 – 03/31/11
Experimental Analysis of HIV Risk Assessment Reactivity in South African Clinics
This project experimentally tests the effects of baseline assessments on observed HIV risk reduction outcomes in a randomized clinical trial of a behavioral risk reduction intervention in a South African public STD clinic.
R01 AA013567 (Weinhardt, PI)
NIH/NIAAA, 09/28/01 - 08/31/06
Combining HIV and Alcohol Interventions in STD Clinics
The project evaluated the efficacy of an HIV risk reduction intervention that combined brief treatment for alcohol use disorders and HIV counseling and testing.
R01 MH071199-04 (Weinhardt, PI)
NIH/NIMH, 04/01/04 - 03/31/10
Individually Tailored Computerized HIV Intervention
This project evaluates the efficacy of an individually tailored and computer based HIV risk reduction prevention intervention
5 R01 HD055868-03 (Weinhardt, PI)
04/01/08 – 03/31/13, 2.16 calendar
Pathways Linking Poverty, Food Insecurity, and HIV in Rural Malawi
This study examines the relationship of HIV vulnerability to changes in economic environment and food security in rural Malawi.
1 R01 MH089129-01A1 (Weinhardt, PI)
07/01/10 – 06/30/15, 3.24 calendar
Repeat STI Patients: Tailored Socio-Contextual Intervention to Reduce HIV Risk
This study proposes to develop an individually-tailored intervention for persons with repeat STI problems.