Dr Abu Ba’are(PHD) is the Principal Investigator for BSGH. Assistant Professor, School of Nursing & Department of Public Health Sciences. Inaugural Harriet J. Kitzman Endowed Fellow in Global Health Research Affiliate, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS, Yale University School of Public Health. He is currently focused on three research inquiries:
Assessing community acceptable ways to reduce intersectional stigma, reduce HIV/STI risk factors, increase HIV self-testing, and increase linkage to care among AYA men engaged in same-gender sex in resource-limited settings in West Africa.
Locally, understanding ways to reduce intersectional stigma and HIV/STI risk factors among AYA with a history of substance use in the upstate New York area.
In Europe, engaging with migrant sex workers who migrated by road from West Africa through North Africa to Italy and Spain to understand their HIV/STI risk factors, experiences of intersectional stigma, and navigation of the health care system throughout their journey and to device strategies to address their HIV/STI risk factors and health care needs across borders.