Researcher Trevor Hart featured on CANFAR’s Thinking Positive video series
Leading Canadian researcher and all round nice guy Trevor Hart talks to TV's Valerie Pringle about how the mind, sex are HIV connected.
If you are active in the Canadian HIV community you may well know Dr Trevor Hart, or have learned of his work. If you don’t know him, the video which follows will position who he is and the important work he does, always side by side with representatives form the community, including people with HIV like me. He's a nice guy. We’ve worked together on the Gay Poz Sex (GPS) program for HIV+ gay and bisexual men, in particular.
Dr. Hart is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Ryerson University and Adjunct Faculty at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. Dr. Hart's research in HIV prevention and care spans a wide variety of fields, including health psychology, public health, clinical psychology, and community psychology.
His research focuses on:
- identifying risk factors for unprotected sex among youth and adult populations at high risk for HIV, such as gay and bisexual men and homeless youth
- examining the positive and negative relationships between physical health and psychological health among people living with HIV
- designing and testing behavioural interventions that promote sexual and mental health and prevent HIV and STI transmission among populations at high risk for HIV and people living with HIV
Dr. Hart is committed to pursuing research that is conducted with full community empowerment and engagement. For example, peer facilitators for the Gay Poz Sex study are not only research staff -- they are actively engaged in the continued success of the program, and through capacity building are becoming researchers in their own right.
Dr. Hart is supported by an OHTN Career Scientist Award until 2016.
In the video which follows, the second of CANFAR’s series with TV journalist Valerie Pringle interviewing, Dr. Trevor Hart, sat down with CANFAR to discuss his work on the psychological aspects of HIV. Watch his insightful interview to learn more about how he’s using psychological research to help promote sexual health and HIV prevention.
A link to the CANFAR web-page on which this also appears is here.