José Diaz
José E. Diaz, PhD
SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University - Postdoctoral Associate
Yale University, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS - Visiting Research Faculty
PhD, Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
BA, Psychology, Wheaton College (Massachusetts)
Research Interests
Health inequities, Substance use and use disorders, HIV prevention and treatment, Sexual minority adults, Latine/x sexual minority men, Intersectionality
José E. Diaz is a postdoctoral associate in the STAR Program at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University and a fellow in the Research Education Institute for Diverse Scholars (REIDS) program at Yale University. Dr. Diaz’s research aims to advance our understanding of HIV- and substance use-related disparities among sexual minority adults, particularly Latinx sexual minority men. His current interests center on understanding and reducing the resurgent stimulant use epidemic among Latinx sexual minority men. He is currently assisting with an intervention study aiming to improve HIV care outcomes among stimulant-using sexual minority men living with HIV in the U.S. His ongoing work also includes the use of national data to examine substance use and mental health disparities through an intersectionality framework, and the examination of multi-level correlates of behavioral health outcomes among sexual minority men in New York City.
Principal Investigator, Examining the Impact of Intersectional Stigma and Resilience on Substance Use Treatment Utilization Among Latinx Men Who Have Sex With Men. Active


Mauro PM, Philbin MM, Greene ER, Diaz JE, Askari MS, Martins SS (2022).
Daily cannabis use, cannabis use disorder, and any medical cannabis use among US adults: Associations within racial, ethnic, and sexual minoritized identities in a changing policy context
Preventive Medicine Reports, 28, 101822. doi: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2022.101822. PMCID: PMC9127402.

Diaz JE, Sandh S, Schnall R, Garofalo R, Kuhns LM, Pearson CR, Bruce J, Batey DS, Radix A, Belkind U, Hidalgo MA, Hirshfield S (2022).
Predictors of past-year health care utilization among young men who have sex with men using Andersen’s behavioral model of health service use
LGBT Health [Epub 2022 Jul 22]. doi: 10.1089/lgbt.2021.0488.

Krasnova A, Diaz JE, Philbin MM, Mauro PM (2021).
Disparities in substance use disorder treatment use and perceived need by sexual identity and gender among adults in the United States
Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 226, 108828. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2021.108828. PMCID: PMC8477369.

Diaz JE, Schrimshaw EW, Tieu HV, Nandi V, Koblin BA, Frye V (2020).
Acculturation as a moderator of HIV risk behavior correlates among Latino men who have sex with men
Archives of Sexual Behavior, 49 (6), 2029-2043. doi: 10.1007/s10508-019-01604-x. PMCID: PMC7302998.

Threats M, Boyd DT, Diaz JE, Adebayo OW (2021).
Deterrents and motivators of HIV testing among young Black men who have sex with men in North Carolina
AIDS Care, 33 (7), 943-951. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2020.1852161. PMCID: PMC8155091.

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