Sylvia Shangani, PhD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Community Health Sciences

PhD, Brown University

Dr. Shangani is an early career scholar with significant funded research and teaching experience in health inequities and behavioral and social public health science. In her core areas of expertise—HIV prevention and care and mental health disorders in vulnerable populations (in both the US and sub-Saharan Africa)—Dr. Shangani seeks to identify and understand underlying social contexts and behavioral risks, and design and evaluate interventions that are community-engaged and comprehensive, combining technologic, social, and biomedical approaches. She and her colleagues recently demonstrated the impact of prejudicial behaviors of health care providers on the receipt of treatment among sexual minority men in Kenya.

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  1. Shangani S, van den Berg JJ, Dyer TV, Mayer KH, Operario D. Childhood sexual abuse, alcohol and drug use problems among Black sexual minority men in six US Cities: Findings from the HPTN 061 study. PLoS One. 2022; 17(12):e0279238. PMID: 36548261; PMCID: PMC9778556; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0279238;
  2. Operario D, Sun S, Bermudez AN, Masa R, Shangani S, van der Elst E, Sanders E. Integrating HIV and mental health interventions to address a global syndemic among men who have sex with men. Lancet HIV. 2022 08; 9(8):e574-e584. PMID: 35750058; PMCID: PMC7613577; DOI: 10.1016/S2352-3018(22)00076-5;
  3. Shangani S, Genberg B, Harrison A, Pellowski J, Wachira J, Naanyu V, Operario D. Sexual Prejudice and Comfort to Provide Services to Men Who Have Sex with Men Among HIV Healthcare Workers in Western Kenya: Role of Interpersonal Contact. AIDS Behav. 2022 Mar; 26(3):805-813. PMID: 34406550; DOI: 10.1007/s10461-021-03440-4;
  4. Masa R, Shangani S, Operario D. Socioeconomic Status and Psychosocial Resources Mediate Racial/Ethnic Differences in Psychological Health Among Gay and Bisexual Men: A Longitudinal Analysis Using Structural Equation Modeling. Am J Mens Health. 2021 Mar-Apr; 15(2):15579883211001197. PMID: 33724073; PMCID: PMC7970305; DOI: 10.1177/15579883211001197;
  5. Shangani S, Bhaskar N, Richmond N, Operario D, van den Berg JJ. A systematic review of early adoption of implementation science for HIV prevention or treatment in the United States. AIDS. 2021 02 02; 35(2):177-191. PMID: 33048881; DOI: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000002713;
  6. Shangani S, Genberg B, Harrison A, Pellowski J, Wachira J, Naanyu V, Operario D. Cultural adaptation and validation of a measure of prejudice against men who have sex with men among healthcare providers in western Kenya. Glob Public Health. 2022 01; 17(1):150-164. PMID: 33306434; PMCID: PMC8192581; DOI: 10.1080/17441692.2020.1860248;
  7. Shangani S, Gamarel KE, Ogunbajo A, Cai J, Operario D. Intersectional minority stress disparities among sexual minority adults in the USA: the role of race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status. Cult Health Sex. 2020 04; 22(4):398-412. PMID: 31144598; PMCID: PMC6884660; DOI: 10.1080/13691058.2019.1604994;
  8. Ogunbajo A, Kang A, Shangani S, Wade RM, Onyango DP, Odero WW, Harper GW. Awareness and Acceptability of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (GBMSM) in Kenya. AIDS Care. 2019 10; 31(10):1185-1192. PMID: 31039628; PMCID: PMC6663573; DOI: 10.1080/09540121.2019.1612023;
  9. Shangani S, Naanyu V, Operario D, Genberg B. Stigma and Healthcare-Seeking Practices of Men Who Have Sex with Men in Western Kenya: A Mixed-Methods Approach for Scale Validation. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2018 11; 32(11):477-486. PMID: 30398953; PMCID: PMC6247373; DOI: 10.1089/apc.2018.0101;
  10. Shangani S, Operario D, Genberg B, Kirwa K, Midoun M, Atwoli L, Ayuku D, Galárraga O, Braitstein P. Unconditional government cash transfers in support of orphaned and vulnerable adolescents in western Kenya: Is there an association with psychological wellbeing? PLoS One. 2017; 12(5):e0178076. PMID: 28562627; PMCID: PMC5451046; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0178076;
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