Kimberly M. Nelson, PhD, MPH is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior in The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, an Assistant Professor (Research) of Behavioral and Social Sciences in the Brown University School of Public Health, and a Research Scientist in the Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine at The Miriam Hospital. She is also a fellow at the Fordham University Research Ethics Training Institute. She earned her MPH in epidemiology from the University of Washington (UW) and a PhD in clinical psychology also from UW. Having both a public health and psychology background, she focuses on community- and population-level health implications while conducting individual-level behavioral research.
Dr. Nelson's research concentrates on psychological and structural factors associated with the transmission or acquisition of HIV among sexual and racial/ethnic minority populations, particularly among men who have sex with men (MSM). Her current work focuses on media influences on risk behaviors among sexual minority adolescents. She is funded by a K23 award from NIMH (K23MH109346) during which she will develop an online sexual health intervention to promote adolescent sexual minority males’ critical examination of online media and decrease their sexual risk-taking.
|Nelson KM, Pantalone DW, Gamarel KE, Carey MP, Simoni JM Correlates of Never Testing for HIV Among Sexually Active Internet-Recruited Gay, Bisexual, and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men in the United States.. AIDS Patient Care and STDs. 2018; 32 (1) : 9-15.|
|Gamarel, Kristi E., None, None, Nelson, Kimberly M., Stephenson, Rob, Santiago Rivera, Olga J., Chiaramonte, Danielle, Miller, Robin Lin Anticipated HIV Stigma and Delays in Regular HIV Testing Behaviors Among Sexually-Active Young Gay, Bisexual, and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men and Transgender Women. AIDS and Behavior/AIDS and Behavior. 2017;|
|Nelson, Kimberly M, Ramirez, Jaime J, Carey, Michael P Developing Online Recruitment and Retention Methods for HIV Prevention Research Among Adolescent Males Who Are Interested in Sex with Males: Interviews with Adolescent Males. Journal of Medical Internet Research/Journal of Medical Internet Research. 2017; 19 (12) : e428.|
|Turner, Brianna J., McCann, Barbara S., Dunn, Christopher W., Darnell, Doyanne A., Beam, Christopher R., Kleiber, Blair, Nelson, Kimberly M., Fukunaga, Rena Examining the reach of a brief alcohol intervention service in routine practice at a level 1 trauma center. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment/Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. 2017; 79 : 29-33.|
|Kutner, Bryan A., Nelson, Kimberly M., Simoni, Jane M., Sauceda, John A., Wiebe, John S. Factors Associated with Sexual Risk of HIV Transmission Among HIV-Positive Latino Men Who have Sex with Men on the U.S.-México Border. AIDS and Behavior. 2016;|
|Nelson KM, Carey KB, Scott-Sheldon LA, Eckert TL, Park A, Vanable PA, Ewart CK, Carey MP Gender Differences in Relations among Perceived Family Characteristics and Risky Health Behaviors in Urban Adolescents.. Annals of Behavioral Medicine/Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 2016; 51 (3) : 416-422.|
|Nelson, Kimberly M., Yang, Joyce P., Maliken, Ashley C., Tsai, Mavis, Kohlenberg, Robert J. Introduction to Using Structured Evocative Activities in Functional Analytic Psychotherapy. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice. 2016; 23 (4) : 459-463.|
|Nelson KM, Carey MP Media Literacy Is an Essential Component of HIV Prevention for Young Men Who Have Sex With Men.. Arch Sex Behav. 2016; 45 (4) : 787-8.|
|Nelson, Kimberly M., Eaton, Lisa A., Gamarel, Kristi E. Preferences for Condomless Sex in Sexually Explicit Media Among Black/African American Men Who Have Sex with Men: Implications for HIV Prevention.. Arch Sex Behav. 2016;|
|Nelson KM, Gamarel KE, Pantalone DW, Carey MP, Simoni JM Sexual Debut and HIV-Related Sexual Risk-Taking by Birth Cohort Among Men Who Have Sex with Men in the United States. AIDS and Behavior. 2016; 20 (10) : 2286-95.|
|Leickly, Emily, Nelson, Kimberly, Simoni, Jane Sexually Explicit Online Media, Body Satisfaction, and Partner Expectations Among Men who have Sex with Men: a Qualitative Study. Sexuality Research and Social Policy. 2016;|
|Gamarel, Kristi E., None, None, Nelson, Kimberly M., Brown, Larry, Fernandez, M. Isabel, Nichols, Sharon The Usefulness of the CRAFFT in Screening for Problematic Drug and Alcohol Use Among Youth Living with HIV. AIDS and Behavior/AIDS and Behavior. 2016; 21 (7) : 1868-1877.|
|Nelson KM, Pantalone DW, Gamarel KE, Simoni JM A New Measure of the Perceived Influence of Sexually Explicit Online Media on the Sexual Behaviors of Men Who Have Sex With Men.. The Journal of Sex Research. 2015; 53 (4-5) : 1-13.|
|Nelson, Kimberly M., Golden, Matthew R., Glick, Sara Nelson Measuring exposure to sexually explicit media among young men who have sex with men: a pilot study. Sexual Health. 2015;|
|Nelson, Kimberly M., Thiede, Hanne, Jenkins, Richard A., Carey, James W., Hutcheson, Rebecca, Golden, Matthew R. Personal and Contextual Factors Related to Delayed HIV Diagnosis Among Men Who Have Sex With Men. AIDS Education and Prevention. 2014; 26 (2) : 122-133.|
|Nelson, Kimberly M., Simoni, Jane M., Morrison, Diane M., George, William H., Leickly, Emily, Lengua, Liliana J., Hawes, Stephen E. Sexually Explicit Online Media and Sexual Risk Among Men Who Have Sex with Men in the United States. Arch Sex Behav. 2014; 43 (4) : 833-843.|
|Nelson, Kimberly M., Leickly, Emily, Yang, Joyce P., Pereira, Andrew, Simoni, Jane M. The influence of sexually explicit online media on sex: do men who have sex with men believe they “do what they see”?. AIDS Care. 2014; 26 (7) : 931-934.|
|Pearson, Cynthia R., Walters, Karina L., Simoni, Jane M., Beltran, Ramona, Nelson, Kimberly M. A Cautionary Tale: Risk Reduction Strategies Among Urban American Indian/Alaska Native Men Who Have Sex With Men. AIDS Education and Prevention. 2013; 25 (1) : 25-37.|
|Pantalone, David W., Huh, David, Nelson, Kimberly M., Pearson, Cynthia R., Simoni, Jane M. Prospective Predictors of Unprotected Anal Intercourse Among HIV-Seropositive Men Who Have Sex with Men Initiating Antiretroviral Therapy. AIDS and Behavior. 2013; 18 (1) : 78-87.|
|Rao, D., Chen, W. T., Pearson, C. R., Simoni, J. M., Fredriksen-Goldsen, K., Nelson, K., Zhao, H., Zhang, F. Social support mediates the relationship between HIV stigma and depression/quality of life among people living with HIV in Beijing, China. International journal of STD & AIDS. 2012; 23 (7) : 481-484.|
|Simoni, Jane M., Nelson, Kimberly M., Franks, Julie C., Yard, Samantha S., Lehavot, Keren Are Peer Interventions for HIV Efficacious? A Systematic Review. AIDS and Behavior. 2011; 15 (8) : 1589-1595.|
|Nelson, Kimberly M., Simoni, Jane M., Pearson, Cynthia R., Walters, Karina L. ‘I’ve Had Unsafe Sex So Many Times Why Bother Being Safe Now?’: The Role of Cognitions in Sexual Risk Among American Indian/Alaska Native Men Who Have Sex with Men. Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 2011; 42 (3) : 370-380.|
|Simoni, Jane M., Amico, K. Rivet, Smith, Laramie, Nelson, Kimberly Antiretroviral Adherence Interventions: Translating Research Findings to the Real World Clinic. Curr HIV/AIDS Rep. 2010; 7 (1) : 44-51.|
|Nelson, Kimberly M., Thiede, Hanne, Hawes, Stephen E., Golden, Matthew R., Hutcheson, Rebecca, Carey, James W., Kurth, Ann, Jenkins, Richard A. Why the Wait? Delayed HIV Diagnosis among Men Who Have Sex with Men. Journal of Urban Health. 2010; 87 (4) : 642-655.|
|Nelson, Kimberly M., Buskin, Susan E., Oakley, Linda J., Goldbaum, Gary M. Risk of Intimate Partner Violence Related to Individuals Testing HIV Positive. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. 2008; 14 (5) : 498.|
|Dilley, James W, Woods, William J, Loeb, Lisa, Nelson, Kimberly, Sheon, Nicolas, Mullan, Joseph, Adler, Barbara, Chen, Sanny, McFarland, Willi Brief Cognitive Counseling With HIV Testing To Reduce Sexual Risk Among Men Who Have Sex With Men. JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. 2007; 44 (5) : 569-577.|
|Schwarcz, Sandra, Hsu, Ling, Dilley, James W, Loeb, Lisa, Nelson, Kimberly, Boyd, Stephen Late Diagnosis of HIV Infection. JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. 2006; 43 (4) : 491-494.|
|Harrison, George, Dilley, James W., Loeb, Lisa, Nelson, Kimberly Priapism and Quetiapine in an HIV-Positive Male. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology. 2006; 26 (1) : 100-101.|
Morawski, J., & Nelson, K.M.
Sperm and liberal feminism: A scientific fantasy.
International Journal of Critical Psychology. 2005; 12 : 81-106.
|Dilley, James W, Schwarcz, Sandra, Loeb, Lisa, Hsu, Ling, Nelson, Kimberly, Scheer, Susan The decline of incident cases of HIV-associated neurological disorders in San Francisco, 1991–2003. AIDS. 2005; 19 (6) : 634-635.|