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Urban — Global Public Health

Faculty Profile

  • Kristen D. Krause, PhD

  • Instructor

  • Department of Urban-Global Public Health

  • CV


HIV/AIDS, Aging, Resilience, Mental Health, LGBTQ Health, Interpersonal Violence, COVID-19, Vaccine Hesitancy, Sexually Transmitted Infections

Research Interests
Kristen D. Krause, PhD, MPH (she/her/hers), is an instructor of Urban Health in the Department of Urban-Global Public Health at the Rutgers University School of Public Health (SPH) and the Deputy Director of the Center for Health, Identity, Behavior and Prevention Studies (CHIBPS), a leading training ground for LGBTQ scholars. She has expertise in HIV/AIDS, aging, resilience, and broader LGBTQ health disparities. More specifically, her work examines resilience as it relates to biological, psychological, and social health states among older gay HIV+ men. Previously, she was the recipient of a TL1 Pre-doctoral fellowship at the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at NYU Langone Health, and more recently received the Stuart D. Cook Excellence in Research Award for her dissertation work from the Rutgers SPH. Kristen also serves as the founding Deputy Editor of a new journal geared towards the health and well-being of sexual and gender diverse communities called Annals of LGBTQ Public and Population Health and she is also the Deputy Editor of Behavioral Medicine.

Research Highlights

Dr. Krause has a few complimentary research areas of interest. One area focuses on the intersection of aging and resilience among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). More specifically, her work has examined correlates of HIV-related resilience with mental and neurocognitive health outcomes among older HIV+ sexual minority men. She has also conducted a qualitative investigation of perceptions of resilience among older HIV+ adults in Newark, NJ while also examining aspects of successful aging and the impact of HIV-related comorbidities. Another area of Dr. Krause’s research focuses on syndemic health conditions (i.e., interpersonal violence, housing instability, substance use, and sexually transmitted infections) among sexual and gender minority emerging adults. Finally, another prominent aspect of her research has focused on the impact of COVID-19 on PLWHA and LGBTQ communities in the United States. She currently has funding to examine vaccine hesitancy (generalized and specifically related to COVID-19) among LGBTQ people living in New Jersey. 

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