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Dr. Jose Nanin
Jose Nanin

Biography

Dr. Nanín is Associate Professor of Community Health in the Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation at Kingsborough Community College/CUNY.  He is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and currently teaches courses in health education and community health.

He has a wealth of experience in HIV prevention, having worked at GMHC, the Hunter College Center on AIDS, Drugs, and Community Health, and the HIV Training Institute of the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

His specific research interests include investigating behavioral and contextual factors affecting the biopsychosocial health of gay/bisexual men and assessing sexual protective and risk behaviors as well as psychological resilience among men of color who have sex with men and other sub-communities of gay and bisexual men.

Dr. Nanín has been trained in motivational interviewing (MI) and MI supervision by the originators of these techniques, Drs. Miller, Rollnick, and Moyers. He has been a trainer in MI for the over 8 years and continues to conduct trainings for CBOs who work with at-risk populations.

Dr. Nanin also has a faculty appointment as Adjunct Associate Professor of Health Education at Teachers College/Columbia University.


Courses

Kingsborough: HE 52 (Human Sexuality Education)

Kingsborough: COH 12 (Critical Issues in Community Health)


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.,  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: 

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 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 9/1/07-8/31/11.
Total Budget: $930,000+. 

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

National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc., Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) (2000) – 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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