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Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases
Principal Investigator, Behavior and Technology Lab at UNC (BAT Lab)
Principal Investigator, iTech


M.D., University of Virginia, 1998
M.P.H., University of North Carolina, 2003

Research Summary

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.


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