I am a social/behavioral scientist studying community-based health interventions and the social context of HIV/AIDS, focusing on the most-at-risk-populations in the United States and internationally. My general research interests include social psychological determinants of health inequalities, psychological and health consequences of stigma and discrimination, community collaborative research, and evidence-based practice and policy.

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Don Operario is Associate Professor of Public Health and Director of the Master's Program in the Department of Behavior and Social Sciences. He was trained as a Social and Health Psychologist (BA, UCLA; MS, PhD, UMass Amherst; Postdoctoral Fellow, UC San Francisco). He was previously on the faculty of the University of Oxford (Department of Social Policy and Social Work) and before that was at the University of California San Francisco (Center for AIDS Prevention Studies - Department of Medicine). His research addresses two inter-related areas. The first general area is the social context of HIV transmission and the social sequelae of HIV/AIDS in affected communities, with an emphasis on developing and evaluating theory-based social and behavioral interventions in high-risk groups. A second research area is the lived experiences associated with social inequality, with an emphasis on understanding the perspectives of disadvantaged group members and addressing associated health and psychosocial disparities. He conducts research addressing both U.S. domestic and international public health issues.

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Behavior and Social Sciences, School of Public Health
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