Stephanie M. Peña
Research Supervisor

B.A., International Studies and Spanish, State University of New York at Buffalo
M.S.W., Community Organizing, Planning and Development, Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College

Stephanie manages the day-to-day operations of a PrEP demonstration/implementation project on-site at Callen-Lorde Community Health Center under the supervision of the study’s PI, Dr. Sarit A. Golub. Stephanie has over 13 years’ experience working in sexual and reproductive health with a focus on HIV prevention and treatment. Prior to coming on board with HART, Stephanie was the Director of Community Outreach and Engagement for an international NGO. Stephanie’s primary research focus is on health disparities amongst LGBTQ persons of color. She is also interested in the development of ways to bridge the chasm between research and practice.

Recent Presentations:

Gamarel, K.E., Radix, A., Peña,S., Boonrai, K. & Golub,  S.A. Relationship dynamics and PrEP use amonggay and bisexual men in primary partnerships: Findings from theSPARK Project. Poster presentation at the 11th International Conference on HIV Treatment and Prevention Adherence, Fort Lauderdale, FL. May 2016.

Golub, SA, Peña, SM, et al. STI Data from Community-Based PrEP Implementation Suggest Changes to CDC Guidelines. Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI). February 2016.

Peña, SM, et al. Bullying, and Suicide Attempt among Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual NYC Public High School Students. Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR). January 2016.

Peña, SM, Harrison, BA & Jones, V. Multisectoral Perspectives in PrEP Implementation and Uptake. Black AIDS Institute PrEP Summit. September 2015.