M.D., University of Virginia, 1998
M.P.H., University of North Carolina, 2003
Dr. Hightow-Weidman is an expert on mhealth, social media and utilization and evaluation of technology-based interventions to address the HIV Care Continuum for youth and young adults, particularly among young men who have sex with men (YMSM). She has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles on these topics. Her research interests include HIV prevention for YMSM using both the Internet and other mobile technologies, and interventions that incorporate game-based elements and social networking to change behaviors. She has developed technology-based interventions to address uptake and adherence to biomedical HIV prevention and treatment, as well as to increase HIV diagnosis, linkage and retention in care for YMSM.