Lisa Bowleg

Lisa Bowleg

Title:
Professor of Applied Social Psychology, Director DC CFAR Social and Behavioral Sciences Core
Office:
2125 G Street, NW Room 206; 1922 F Street, NW Room 413A
Address: Building GG
2125 G St NW
Washington, District Of Columbia
20052
Email:
lbowleg@gwu.edu

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Current Research

Dr. Bowleg’s mixed methods research focuses on: (1) the effects of social-structural context, masculinity, and resilience on Black men’s sexual HIV risk and protective behaviors; and (2) intersectionality, stress, and resilience among Black LGB people.  She is also a leading scholar of the application of intersectionality to social and behavioral science research. She is the PI of two ongoing NIH/NIMH funded R01 studies in Washington, DC.  Men Count (joint-PI: Anita Raj; 1 R01 MH096657 – 01) is an HIV prevention intervention with unemployed and/or unstably housed Black heterosexual men. Menhood (1 R01 HD074451-01) examines the effects of neighborhood and individual-level stressors and resilience on Black men’s sexual risk. REPRESENT, her 2007 NIH/NICHD-funded study (1 R01 HD054319-01), examined the effects of masculinity ideologies, sexual scripts and social-structural factors on the sexual risk behaviors of a sample of Black heterosexual men in Philadelphia, PA. She is an editorial board member of the following journals: Archives of Sexual Behavior; Culture, Health and Sexuality; LGBT Health; Journal of Sex Research; and Sexuality Research and Social Policy.  She is the recipient of the 2014 Psychology and AIDS Distinguished Leadership Award from the American Psychological Association. In January 2018, she will assume directorship of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Core of the DC-Center for AIDS Research.

Dr. Bowleg's research website: https://teamrepresent.columbian.gwu.edu

Education

Ph.D., 1997 The George Washington University, Applied Social Psychology

M.A., 1991 The George Washington University, Public Policy, Concentration in Women’s Studies 

Publications

Bowleg, L., del Rio-Gonzalez, A. M., Holt, S., L., Pérez, C., Massie, J. S., Mandell, J. E., & Boone, C. (2017). Intersectional epistemologies of ignorance: How behavioral and social science research shapes what we know, think we know, and don’t know about U.S. Black men’s sexualities. Journal of Sex Research, 54, 577-603. doi:10.1080/00224499.2017.1295300

Bowleg, L., Heckert, A.L., Brown, T.L. & Massie, J.S.  (2015). Responsible men, blameworthy women: Black heterosexual men’s discursive constructions of safer sex and masculinity.  Health Psychology, 34(4), 314-327. doi: 10.1037/hea0000216.

Bowleg, L., Burkholder, G. J., Noar, S. M., Teti, M., Malebranche, D., & Tschann, J. M. (2015). Sexual scripts and HIV risk and behaviors among Black heterosexual men: Development of the Sexual Scripts Scale (SSS). Archives of Sexual Behavior, 44, 639-654. doi:10.1007/s10508-013-0193-y

Bowleg, L., Burkholder, G.J., Massie, J.S., Wahome, R., Teti, M. Malebranche, D.J. & Tschann, J.M. (2013). Racial discrimination, social support, and sexual HIV risk among Black heterosexual men.  AIDS and Behavior, 17(1), 407-418.  doi: 10.1007/s10461-012-0179-0.  PMID: 22437347

Bowleg, L., Teti, M., Malebranche, D.J., & Tschann, J.M.   (2013). “It’s an uphill battle everyday": Intersectionality and the implications of social-structural factors for sexual HIV risk among Black heterosexual men.  Psychology of Men & Masculinity, 14(1), 25-34. doi: 10.1037/a0028392. PMCID: 3591486.

Bowleg, L. (2013). “Once you’ve blended the cake, you can’t take the parts back to the main ingredients”: Black gay and bisexual men’s descriptions and experiences of intersectionality. Sex Roles, 68, 754-767. doi: 10.1007/s11199-012-0152-4

Bowleg, L. (2012).  The problem with the phrase “women and minorities”:  Intersectionality, an important theoretical framework for public health. American Journal of Public Health, , 102(7), 1267-1273. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2012.300750.  PMID: 22594719