B.A. in Psychology & Biology from the Washington University (1985). M.S. in Psychology from Purdue University (1989). M.P.H. in Epidemiology from the University of California, Berkeley (1994). Ph.D. in Psychology from Purdue University (1993).
Dr. Harper's research and community work focuses on the mental health and sexual health needs of adolescents and emerging adults who experience varying degrees of oppression and marginalization, especially Black gay/bisexual young men, transgender and gender diverse youth, and youth living with HIV.
Harper GW, Muthigani A, Neubauer LC, Simiyu D, Murphy AG, Ruto, J., Suleta, K., & Muthiani, P. (2018). The development and evaluation of a national school-based HIV prevention intervention for primary school children in Kenya. Journal of HIV and AIDS, 4(1), dx.doi.org/10.16966/2380-5536.150
Reisner, S, Jadwin-Cakmak, L, White Hughto, J, Martinez, M, Salomon, L, Harper, GW (2017). Characterizing the HIV prevention and care continua in a sample of transgender youth in the U.S. AIDS and Behavior, 21(12), 3312–3327.
Graham, SM, & Harper, GW (2017). Improving HIV prevention and care for African GBMSM. Lancet HIV, 4(6), e234-e236.
Wade, RM, & Harper, GW (2017). Young Black gay/bisexual and other men who have sex with men: A review and content analysis of health-focused research between 1988 and 2013. American Journal of Men's Health, 11(5), 1388-1405.
Harper, GW, Tyler, AT, Bruce, D, Graham, L, Wade, RM, & Adolescent Trials Network for HIV/ADIS Interventions. (2016). Drugs, Sex, and Condoms: Identification and Interpretation of Race-Specific Cultural Messages Influencing Black Gay and Bisexual Young Men Living with HIV. American Journal of Community Psychology, 58(3-4), 463-476.