Lisa A Eaton


Accepting students for 2023

Curriculum Vitae: Lisa A Eaton CV

Educational Background

  • Post Doctoral Fellowship, Yale University, 2010
  • PhD, University of Connecticut, 2009
  • BA, University of Connecticut, 2004

Professional Interests

  • Health disparities research with race/ethnic, sexual, and gender identity minority populations.
  • Structural and behavioral interventions to improve health and well-being.
  • Stigma and its effect on marginalized populations.
  • Domestic and international research on social determinants of disease, in particular, HIV prevention and treatment.
  • Research methods in the social/behavioral sciences.
  • Human sexuality and positive well-being.

Selected Professional Accomplishments

  • Faculty Mentor, HIV stigma and barriers to HIV treatment care in South Africa. (PI El-Krab). National Institute on Mental Health.
  • Consultant, Medical mistrust as a barrier to COVID-19 and HIV services among transgender women of color. (PI Duncan). National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. R01MD013554.
  • Principal Investigator, Stigma and substance use as barriers to PrEP linkage, uptake, adherence, and persistence among BMSM. National Institute of Drug Abuse. R01DA053168.
  • Consultant, Understanding Viral Suppression for Newly Diagnosed HIV+ Men to Inform Implementation of TasP and U=U. (PI Rendina). Funded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, R01AI150502.
  • Co-Investigator, Intervention to improve HIV care retention and antiretroviral adherence in stigmatized environments. (PI Kalichman). Funded by National Institute of Mental Health, R01MH119913.
  • Co-Investigator, Dose determination trial for implementing evidence based behavioral interventions. (PI Kalichman). Funded by National Institute of Mental Health, R01MH121129.
  • Co-Investigator, Developing a novel approach to assessing intersectional stigma to advance HIV prevention research with black men who have sex with men. (PI Kalichman). Funded by National Institute of Mental Health, R21MH121314.
  • Primary Mentor, PrEP and Substance Use among Sexual Minority Young Adults (PI Watson). Funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, K01DA047918.
  • Co-Investigator, Estimating Mediation and Moderation Effects in HIV Incidence Prevention Trials (PI Pitpitan). Funded by National Institute on Drug Abuse, R01DA042666.
  • Principal Investigator, Unified Approach to Address PrEP Cascade for BMSM. Funded by National Institute of Mental Health, R34MH115798.
  • Principal Investigator, Novel Stigma/Structural Interventions to Increase HIV/STI Testing Uptake among BMSM. Funded by National Institute of Mental Health, R01MH109409.
  • mPrincipal Investigator, Unified Intervention to Impact HIV Care Continuum. Funded by National Institute on Drug Abuse, R01DA043068.
  • Associate Editor for AIDS and Behavior
  • Co-Director, National Institute of Mental Health funded T32 Training in Social Processes of HIV/AIDS
  • Associate Director, Southeast HIV/AIDS Research and Evaluation Project, Atlanta, GA
  • Principal Investigator, Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy, University of Connecticut
  • Co-Chair, Sexual Health and HIV, Special Interest Group, Society Behavioral Medicine, Elected
  • Research Faculty Award, Human Development and Family Studies, University of Connecticut
  • White House Invited Attendee, HIV Stigma, Research for Robust Response
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Excellence in Research Award
  • Mentorship Excellence Award Nominee from the Office of Undergraduate Research
  • National Institutes of Health Reviewer for Population and Public Health Approaches to HIV/AIDS Study Section.
  • National Institutes of Health Reviewer for AIDS and AIDS-Related Research Study Section.
  • National Institutes of Health Reviewer for Addressing the Role of Violence on HIV Care Study Section.
  • National Institutes of Health Reviewer for Reducing Stigma to Improve HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment, and Care in Low and Middle Income Counties Study Section.
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Strategic Planning committee

UConn InCHIP Presentation on Stigma and Health Disparities

Selected Publications
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  • Watson, R.J., Chang, C.J., Feinstein, B.A., Moody, R.L., Caba, A., & Eaton, L. (2022). PrEP stigma and logistical barriers remain significant challenges in curtailing HIV transmission among Black and Hispanic/Latinx cisgender sexual minority men and transgender women in the US. AIDS Care.
  • Kalinowski, J, Layland, E, Watson, R, & Eaton, LA. (2022). Strong ethnic identity buffers the association of heterosexism with substance use among Black sexual minority men. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.
  • Kalichman, SC, Eaton, LA, & Kalichman, MO. (2022). Believing it is Hazardous to Mix Alcohol with Medicines Predicts Intentional Non-Adherence to Antiretrovirals. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.
  • Berman, M, Eaton, LA, Watson, RJ, Earnshaw, VA, Wiginton, JM, & Layland, E. (2022). Factors Associated with Disclosure of Sexual Orientation among Black Sexual Minority Men.LGBT Health.
  • Morgan E, Caba AE, Eaton LA, Watson R. (2022). PrEP Access Affected by COVID-19 is Associated with Increased Risk of HIV Seroconversion. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.
  • Caba, AE, Rathus, T, Burson, E, Chan, PA, Eaton, LA, & Watson, RJ. (2022). Who is using PrEP on-demand? Factors associated with PrEP use modality among Black and Hispanic/Latino emerging adults. AIDS & Behavior.
  • Watson, RJ, Morgan, E. Sherman, J, Caba, AE, Wheldon, CW, Chan PA, & Eaton, LA. (2022). Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) use, anticipated PrEP stigma, and bisexual identity among a Black and Hispanic/Latino sexual and gender diverse sample. Behavioral Medicine.
  • Kalichman, SC, Eaton, LA, & Kalichman, MO. (2022). Substance use-related intentional nonadherence to antiretroviral therapy among young adults living with HIV. AIDS Patient Care & STDs.
  • Knox, J, Hwang, G, Carrico, AW, Duncan, DT, Watson, RJ, & Eaton, LA. (2022). Daily marijuana use predicts HIV seroconversion among black men who have sex with men and transgender women in Atlanta, GA. AIDS & Behavior.
  • Wheldon, CW, Eaton, LA, & Watson, RJ. (2022). Predisposing, enabling, and need related factors associated with human papillomavirus vaccination intentions and uptake among Black and Hispanic sexual and gender diverse adults in the US. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.
  • Earnshaw, VA, Watson, RJ, Eaton, LA, Brousseau, NM, Laurenceau, J-P, & Fox, A. (2022). Integrating time into stigma and health research. Nature Reviews Psychology.
  • Curley, C, Rosen, A, Mistler, C, & Eaton, L. (2021). Pleasure and PrEP: A Systematic Review of Studies Examining Pleasure, Sexual Satisfaction, and PrEP. Journal of Sex Research.
  • Wiginton, J.M, Eaton, L.A., Kalinowski, J., Watson, R.J., & Kalichman, S.C. (2021). Lifetime prevalence of syphilis infection among predominantly Black sexual and gender minorities living with HIV in Atlanta, GA. Ethnicity & Health.
  • Wiginton, J.M., Eaton, L.A., Watson, R.J., Maksut, J.L., Earnshaw, V.A., & Berman, M. (in press). Sex-positivity, medical mistrust, and PrEP conspiracy beliefs among HIV-negative cisgender Black sexual minority men in Atlanta, Georgia. Archives of Sexual Behavior.
  • Simon, K., Farr, R., Floyd, S., Clark, A., Renly, B., Eaton, L., & Watson, R. J. (in press). Contextualizing the well-being of asexual youth: Evidence of differences in family, health, and school outcomes. Journal of Youth and Adolescence.
  • Driver, L., Cortopassi, A., El-Krab, R., Eaton, L.A., & Kalichman, S.C. (in press). Examining stigmatizing beliefs about PrEP use among Black sexual minority men: A test of explanatory mechanisms. Psychology of Men & Masculinities.
  • Eaton, L.A., & Kalichman, S. C. (2020). Social and behavioral health responses to COVID-19: Lessons learned from four decades of an HIV pandemic. Journal of Behavioral Medicine.
  • Earnshaw, V. A., Eaton, L. A., Collier, Z. K., Watson, R. J., Maksut, J. L., Rucinski, K. B., Kelly, J. F., & Kalichman, S. C. (2020). HIV stigma, depressive symptoms, and substance use. AIDS Patient Care & STDs.
  • Maksut, JL, Eaton, LA, Baldwin, R, Driver, L*, & Knowles, CM*. (2020). Factors associated with awareness and use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) among Black men who have sex with men with a recent STI diagnosis. Behavioral Medicine.
  • Rucinski, K., Eaton, L., Learner, E., Maksut, J., Watson, R.J., & Earnshaw, V. (2020). Transactional sex and incident chlamydia and gonorrhea among Black men who have sex with men in Atlanta. Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
  • Sullivan, MC*, Rosen, AO*, Allen, A*, Benbella D*, Camcho G*, Cortopassi, AC*, Driver, R*, Ssenyonjo, J*, Eaton, LA & Kalichman, SC. (2019). Falling short of the first 90: HIV stigma and HIV testing research in the 90-90-90 era. AIDS and Behavior.
  • Watson, RJ, Eaton, LA, Maksut, JL, Rucinski, KB, & Earnshaw, VA. (2019). Links between sexual orientation and disclosure among Black MSM: Sexual orientation and disclosure matter for PrEP awareness. AIDS and Behavior.
  • Maksut, JL, Gicquelais, RE*, Jackman, KM*, Eaton, LA, Friedman, MR, Matthews, DD, Bukowski, LA, & Stall, R. Injection drug use, unknown HIV positive status, and self-reported current PrEP use among Black men who have sex with men attending U.S. Black Pride events, 2014-2017. Drug and Alcohol Use Dependence.
  • Watson, RJ, Fish, JN, McKay, T, Allen, S, Eaton, LA, & Puhl, R. Substance use among a national sample of LGBTQ adolescents: Intersections of sex assigned at birth and gender identity. LGBT Health.
  • Eaton, LA, Allen, A, Maksut, JL, Earnshaw, VA, Watson, RJ, & Kalichman, SC. HIV microaggressions: A novel measure of stigma-related experiences among people living with HIV. Journal of Behavioral Medicine.
  • Matthews, DD, *Sang, J, *Chandler, CJ, *Bukowski, LA, Friedman, MR, Eaton, LA, & Stall, RD. Black men who have sex with men and lifetime HIV testing: Characterizing the reasons and consequences of having never tested for HIV. Prevention Science.
  • Friedman, M, *Sang, JM, *Bukowski, LA, *Chandler, CJ, Egan, JE, Eaton, LA, Matthews, DD, Ho, K, Raymond, HF, & Stall, R. Prevalence and correlates of PrEP awareness and use among Black men who have sex with men and women (MSMW) in the United States. AIDS and Behavior.
  • Earnshaw, VA, Reed, NM, Watson, RJ, Maksut, JL, *Allen, AM, & Eaton, LA. Intersectional internalized stigma among Black gay and bisexual men: A longitudinal analysis spanning HIV/STI diagnosis. Journal of Health Psychology.
  • Chandler, CJ. *Sang, JM, *Bukowski, LA, Andrade, E, Eaton, LA, Stall, R, & Matthews, DD. Characterizing the HIV care continuum among a community sample of Black men who have sex with men. AIDS Care.
  • Cortopassi, AC, *Driver, R, Eaton, LA, & Kalichman, SC. A new era of HIV risk: It’s not what you know, but who and how infectiousness. Annual Review of Psychology, 70:673-701.
  • Friedman, MR, *Bukowski, L, Eaton, LA, Matthews, DD, Dyer, TV, Siconolfi, D, & Stall, R. Psychosocial health disparities among black bisexual men in the US: Effects of sexuality nondisclosure and gay community support. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 48(1):213-224.
  • Sang, JM, Matthews, DD, Meanley, SP, Eaton, LA, & Stall, RD. Assessing HIV stigma on prevention strategies among black men who have sex with men in the Unites States. AIDS and Behavior, 12:3879-3886.
  • Maksut J, Eaton, LA, Siembida, Driffin, D, & Baldwin, R. Health care discrimination, sex behavior disclosure, and awareness of pre-exposure prophylaxis among black men who have sex with men. Stigma and Health, 3(4):330-337.
  • Watson, RJ, Allen, A, Pollitt, A, & Eaton, L. Risk and protective factors for sexual health outcomes among black bisexual men: internalized heterosexism, sexual orientation disclosure, and religiosity. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 48(1):243-253.
  • Eaton, LA, Matthews, DD, Bukowski, LA, Friedman, MR, Chandler, C, Whitfield, DL, Sang, JM, & Stall, R. (2018). Elevated HIV prevalence and correlates of PrEP use among a community sample of Black men who have sex with men. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, 79(3):339-46.
  • Eaton, LA, Earnshaw, V, Maksut, JL, Thorson, K, Driffin, D, & Baldwin, R. (2018). Experiences of stigma and health care engagement among Black men who have sex with men newly diagnosed with HIV/STI. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 41(4):458-66.
    Lisa Eaton
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    Mailing AddressFamily Studies Building, Storrs CT, 06279