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Dr. Jose Nanin
Jose Nanin

Biography

Dr. Jose Nanín is Full Professor and Co-director in the Community Health Program of the Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation at Kingsborough Community College of the City University of New York (CUNY). He teaches in and directs a program which offers associate’s degrees focusing on health education, health service administration, and gerontology. He is also on faculty at the CUNY School of Public Health’s doctoral program.

He has been lead investigator or co-investigator on several federally-funded studies for reducing HIV transmission and enhancing sexual health among communities of color, LGBTQ communities, and other disenfranchised populations. Dr. Nanín is also a Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) as well as a Certified Sexuality Educator (CSE).

He has a wealth of experience in HIV prevention/sexual health education and research, having worked at Gay Men’s Health Crisis, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the Center for HIV Educational Studies and Training at Hunter College. He also has managerial experience in governmental health agencies as well as health maintenance organizations.

His current passion is planning, coordinating, and implementing mentoring and professional development programs for undergraduate and graduate students in public health, especially students of color and immigrant backgrounds, helping to produce the future of culturally-sensitive public health educators, researchers, service providers, and administrators.


Courses

Kingsborough: HE 5200 (Human Sexuality Education)

Kingsborough: COH 1200 (Critical Issues in Community Health)

Kingsborough: COH 2000 (Community Health Interventions)

 


Education

Columbia University, Teachers College
Doctor of Education (Health Education) (2001)
Master of Science (MS) (Health Education) (2000) 

NYU School of Education
Master of Arts (MA) (Health/Human Sexuality Education) (1993) 

NYU College of Arts and Science
Bachelor of Arts (BA) (Psychology and Sociology) (1990)


College Teaching

CUNY Kingsborough, Human Sexuality Education (2006 – present)

CUNY Kingsborough, Foundations of Health and Wellness (2006 – present)

CUNY Kingsborough, Critical Issues in Community Health (2009 – present)

Columbia University/Teachers College, Human Sexuality Education (2001 – present)

Columbia University/Teachers College, HIV Epidemiology and Education (2003 – present)


Selected Publications and/or Other Resources

Selected Publications:

Nanin, J.  &  Escoto, C.A. (2013). Preventing STI Transmission among Latino Youth. In T. Gullotta and M. Bloom (Eds). Encyclopedia of Primary Prevention and Health Promotion II. New York, NY; Springer. (Publication scheduled for December 2014)

Nanin, J. & Escoto, C.A (2013). Promoting Healthy Sexuality among Latino Youth. In T. Gullotta and M. Bloom (Eds). Encyclopedia of Primary Prevention and Health Promotion II. New York, NY: Springer. (Publication scheduled for December 2014)

Follins, L., Paler, L., & Nanin, J. (2014). Creating and Implementing a Faculty Interest Group for Historically Underrepresented Faculty. (Accepted for publication in the Community College Journal of Research & Practice)

Wilson, P., Nanín, J., Amesty, S., Wallace, S, Cherenack, E., & Fullilove, R. (2014). Using Syndemic Theory to Understand Vulnerability to HIV Infection among Black and Latino Men in New York City. Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine. DOI: 10.1007/s11524-014-9895-2.

Grosskopf, N.A., Harris, J.K., Wallace, B.C., & Nanin, J.E. (2011). Online sex-seeking behaviors of men who have sex with men in New York City.  American Journal of Men's Health, 5(5), 378-385.

Buhi, E. R. and Nanin, J. E. (2010). An Online Social Utility for STD Prevention, Journal of Sex Research, 48(1), 98-101. DOI: 10.1080/00224499.2010.532673.

Nanin, J.,  Bimbi, D., Grov, C. &  Parsons, J. (2009). Community reactions to a syphilis prevention campaign for gay and bisexual men in Los Angeles County. Journal of Sex Research. 46(6), 525-534.

Nanin, J.,  Osubu, T., Walker, J., Powell, D., Powell, B., & Parsons, J. (2009). “HIV Is Still Real”: Perceptions of HIV testing and HIV prevention among Black men who have sex with men in New York City. American Journal of Men’s Health.  3(2), 150-164.

Kelly, B., Bimbi, D., Nanin, J., Izienicki, H., & Parsons, J. (2009).  Differences in sexual compulsivity and sexual behaviors among gay/bisexual men and lesbian/bisexual women. Journal of Sex Research. 46(4), 301-308.

Nanín, J., Fontaine, Y., and Wallace, B. (2008). Recommendations for researchers and clinicians working at the intersection of the HIV/AIDS and methamphetamine epidemics with MSM. In B. Wallace (ed.). Toward Equity in Health: A New Global Approach to Health Disparities (Chapter 22) (pp. 393-412). New York:  Springer Publishing.

Grov, C., Debusk, J., Bimbi, D. S., Golub, S. A., Nanin, J. E., & Parsons, J. T. (2007). Barebacking, the Internet and harm reduction: An Intercept survey with gay and bisexual men in Los Angeles and New York City. AIDS and Behavior, 11, 527-536.

Nanin, J., Parsons, J., Bimbi, D., Grov, C. & Brown, J. (2006). Community reactions to campaigns addressing crystal methamphetamine use among gay and bisexual men in New York City. Journal of Drug Education, 36(4), 285-303.

Nanin, J. & Parsons, J. (2006). Club drug use and risky sex among gay and bisexual men in New York City. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Psychotherapy, 10(3/4), 111-122. (Simultaneously published in Crystal Meth and Men Who Have Sex with Men: What Mental Health Care Professionals Need to Know by Milton L. Wainberg, MD, Andrew Kolodny, MD, Jack Drescher, MD, eds.)

Wallace, B., Carter. R.,  Nanín, J.,  Keller, R., and Alleyne, V. (2002). Identity development for “diverse and different others”: Integrating stages of change, motivational interviewing, and identity theories for race, people of color, sexual orientation, and disability. In B. Wallace and R. Carter (eds.), Understanding and Dealing With Violence: A Multicultural Approach (Roundtable Series on Psychology and Education, 379). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

 

Selected Conference Presentations: 

Nanin, J. E., & Audant. B.  (2014, November). Second Chances: Helping Unemployed and Underemployed New Yorkers Enter The Public Health Field through Undergraduate Education and Internships. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Undergraduate Public Health Education Summit of the American Schools & Programs of Public Health (ASPPH), New Orleans, LA.

Nanin, J. E., et al.  (2013, November). Testing intent and other demographic, psychosocial, and behavioral predictors of HIV
testing among black MSM in New York City. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association, Boston, MA. 

Nanín, J. & Chiasson, M.A., (2012, November). Producing a Culturally Competent, Sexually Appropriate HIV Prevention Video for Urban Gay and Bisexual Men . Workshop presented at the annual meeting of the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS), Tampa, FL.

Nanín, J., Chiasson, M.A., Shaw, F.S., & Simmons, D. (2011, November). "I Don't Believe Testing is Everything:" Beliefs, Attitudes, and Experiences with PrEP, HIV Status Disclosure, and other HIV-related Issues among MSM in New York City. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association, Washington, DC. 

Nanín, J., Osubu, T., Powell, B., Powell, D., & Parsons, J. (2011, August). Project BROTHA: Exploring HIV Prevention Communication and HIV Testing Among Black MSM in New York City: Current Status. Paper presented as part of a symposium: Sutton, M., Willis, L., & Castellanos, T. MARI: Black and Hispanic HIV Prevention Researchers Working in Black and Hisapnic Communities. Symposium conducted at the 2011 National HIV Prevention Conference, Atlanta, GA. 

Wilson, P., Amesty, S., Nanín, J., & Wallace, S. (2010, November). Preparing for PrEP: Understanding Perceptions High-risk Black and Hispanic Populations Have about HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association, Denver, CO. 

Nanin, J., Tomassilli, J., Lutjens, S., & Parsons, J. (2010, November). Kink safety and sexual communication: Results from the SEXPLORATIONS study and considerations for education, therapy, and research. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS), Las Vegas, NV.

Nanìn, J., Longmire-Avital, B., Grov, C., Bimbi, D., & Parsons, J. (2009, August). Behavioral Correlates of Barebacking Identity among Urban Gay and Bisexual Men of Color. Paper presented at the 2009 National HIV Prevention Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Wilson, P., Wallace, S., Nanin, J., & Amesty, S. (2009, August). Using Syndemics to Explain Heightened HIV Risk among Black and Latino Men in New York City. Symposium conducted at the 2009 National HIV Prevention Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Nanín, J., Osubu, T., Powell, B., Powell, D., & Parsons, J. (2009, August). Project BROTHA: Exploring HIV Prevention Communication and HIV Testing Among Black MSM in New York City: A Progress Report. Paper to be presented as part of a symposium: Sutton, M., Nanin, J., & Durham, M. The Minority HIV/AIDS Research Initiative (MARI): Progress and Challenges for Black and Hispanic Researchers. Symposium to be conducted at the 2009 National HIV Prevention Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Nanín, J., Osubu, T., & Parsons, J. (2008, November). HIV Prevention Communication, HIV Testing, and Sexual Behavior among Black MSM in New York City: Preview of an Upcoming Study. Paper presented as part of a symposium: Nanin, J., Foster, M., Wilson, P., & Malebranche, D. For Us, By Us: The Past, Present, and Future of Research on the Sexuality of Black MSM. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (National), San Juan, PR.

Nanín, J., Osubu, T., Powell, B., Powell, D., & Parsons, J. (2008, October). Exploring HIV Prevention Communication and HIV Testing Among Black MSM in New York City: From Pilot Study to Major Study. Paper presented as part of a symposium: Sutton, M., Nanin, J., & Durham, M. The Minority HIV/AIDS Research Initiative (MARI): Training Black and Latino Researchers and Working toward Reduced Disparities in HIV/AIDS (A Symposium). Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association, San Diego, CA.

Nanín, J., Osubu, T., & Parsons, J. (2008, March). Studying HIV Prevention Communication among Black MSM in New York City. Paper presented at the 3rd Annual Health Disparities Conference at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY.

Nanín, J., Osubu, T., Powell, B., Powell, D., Brown, J., & Parsons, J. (2007, November). Demographic, psychosocial, and logistical factors related to HIV antibody testing among Black MSM in New York City: An exploratory study.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association, Washington, DC.

Events and/or Key Dates


Research Interests

Sexual health issues among LGBTQ and communities of color

Health disparities among people of color

Syndemics affecting disenfranchised populations

Contexts of HIV prevention and education

Resilience and health promotion strategies among LGBTQ and communities of color


Awards Recognition, Distinctions and Grants
  • CUNY Kingsborough, Promotion to Full Professor, September 2014
  • Distinguished Alumni / David Satcher Outstanding National Leadership Award, Teachers College/Columbia University, March 2014
  • Invited guest to The White House Panel on Implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy in Latino Communities, September 2010
  • CUNY Kingsborough, Promotion to Associate Professor, September 2009
  • Columbia University/Teachers College, Promotion to Adjunct Associate Professor, Septmember 2010
  • CUNY Salute to Scholars Honoree, December 2007
  • Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS) Emerging Professional Award, November 2007 

Grants:

Jose Nanín, EdD (Co-Investigator ) in collaboration with Mary Ann Chiasson, DrPH (Public Health Solutions), Principal Investigator/Developer; Francine Shuchat Shaw, PhD (New York University), Co-Investigator/Content Expert
Project: HIV Is Still A Big Deal: An HIV Prevention Project for Gay Men.
Funded by New York City AIDS Fund at New York Community Trust. 
Project period 3/1/2010 – 2/28/2011.
Total Budget: $75,000  

Jose Nanin (Principal Investigator) in collaboration with Jeffrey Parsons, PhD and Sarit Golub, PhD (Co-Investigators at CUNY Hunter College) and Tokes Osubu, MA (Co-Investigator at GMAD)
Project: Exploring HIV Prevention Communication among Black Men Who Have Sex with Men in NYC.
Funded by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Project Period: 9/30/07 - 12/31/12.
Total Budget: $1,020,000 (Years 1 through 4, plus 1 year cost-extension).

Jose Nanin (Co-Investigator )  in collaboration with Jeffrey Parsons, PhD (Co-Principal Investigator at CUNY Hunter College) and Christian Grov, PhD, MPH (Co-Principal Investigator at CUNY Brooklyn College)
Project:  Web-based Intervention for Black Bisexually-Active Men.
Funded by the National Institutes of Mental Health.
Project Period: 6/10/2009 - 5/31/2012.
Total Budget: $450,000.00 (direct costs). 

Jose Nanin (Principal Investigator)  in collaboration with Jeffrey Parsons, PhD (Co-Principal Investigator at CUNY Hunter College)
Project: Exploring Sexual Behavior Variations:  An Online Study.
Funded by Kingsborough Community College President’s Faculty Innovation Award.
Project Period: 9/1/08-6/31/10.
Total Budget: $3,000.


Institutional Affiliations / Professional Societies
CUNY School of Public Health – www.sph.cuny.edu

American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT), Certified Sexuality Educator (CSE) –
www.aasect.org

National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc., Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) –
www.nchec.org

Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS) –
www.sexscience.org

American Public Health Association (APHA) – www.apha.org

Personal Interests

Baseball (NY Mets)

Social Networking

Traveling


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