• Faith E. Fletcher, PhD, MA is an Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health in the Department of Health Behavior. The overall goal of Dr. Fletcher’s research program is to develop and implement community- and clinic-based social and behavioral research to reduce HIV-related disparities among African American women. Her research is grounded in methodological and theoretical approaches from public health, bioethics, and behavioral science. Additional training offered through Fordham University’s HIV Research Ethics Training Institute has positioned her to conduct empirical research ethics studies to examine and address health disparities among HIV-positive women with respect to the ethics of research participation. In particular, Dr. Fletcher seeks to develop ethical policies and strategies to alleviate vulnerability to HIV-related stigma associated with health care setting and research study engagement. To date, Dr. Fletcher’s research has been funded through the University of Illinois at Chicago Program for Building Interdisciplinary Careers in Women's Health Research K12 Fellowship, Society of Family Planning, Center for AIDS Research, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Kaiser Permanente Burch Minority Leadership Program, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Health Dissertation Program (R36). For her commitment to health disparities and social justice, Dr. Fletcher was a 2017 recipient of the National Minority Quality Forum’s 40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health Award. Her educational background includes a BS in Biology from Tuskegee University; MA in Bioethics, Humanities, and Society from Michigan State University; and PhD in Health Promotion, Education and Behavior from the University of South Carolina. Dr. Fletcher also completed a National Cancer Institute R25T-funded Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Behavioral Science at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2020 Covid-19's impact on women: A stakeholder-engagement approach to increase public awareness through virtual town hallsJournal of Public Health Management and Practice.  26:534-538. 2020
    2020 IMARA: A mother-daughter group randomized controlled trial to reduce sexually transmitted infections in Black/African- American adolescentsPLoS ONE.  15. 2020
    2020 Brief Report: Willingness to Accept HIV-Infected and Increased Infectious Risk Donor Organs Among Transplant Candidates Living With HIV 2020
    2020 Resilience and HIV Treatment Outcomes among Women Living with HIV in the United States: A Mixed-Methods AnalysisAIDS Patient Care and STDS.  34:356-366. 2020
    2020 Quality of care for Black and Latina women living with HIV in the U.S.: a qualitative studyInternational Journal for Equity in Health.  19. 2020
    2020 COVID-19's Impact on the African American Community: A Stakeholder Engagement Approach to Increase Public Awareness through Virtual Town HallsHealth Equity.  4:320-325. 2020
    2020 Awareness and Intent to Use Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Among African American Women in a Family Planning ClinicJournal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.  7:550-554. 2020
    2020 Pragmatic Clinical Trial-Collateral Findings: Recognizing the Needs of Low-Resource Research Participants 2020
    2019 Ethical challenges and lessons learned from qualitative research with low-income African American women living with HIV in the southJournal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.  30:116-129. 2019
    2019 A Mixed Methods Study of Anticipated and Experienced Stigma in Health Care Settings among Women Living with HIV in the United StatesAIDS Patient Care and STDS.  33:184-195. 2019
    2018 Rationales for expanding minority physician representation in the workforce: a scoping review 2018
    2018 “Where Did This [PrEP] Come From?” African American Mother/Daughter Perceptions Related to Adolescent Preexposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Utilization and Clinical Trial ParticipationJournal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics.  13:173-184. 2018
    2018 HIV care initiation: A teachable moment for smoking cessation?Nicotine and Tobacco Research.  20:1109-1116. 2018
    2018 Sexual Risk among African American Girls Seeking Psychiatric Care: A Social-Personal FrameworkJournal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.  86:24-38. 2018
    2016 "Out of All of this Mess, I Got a Blessing": Perceptions and Experiences of Reproduction and Motherhood in African American Women Living With HIVJournal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.  27:381-391. 2016
    2016 She Told Them, Oh That Bitch Got AIDS: Experiences of Multilevel HIV/AIDS-Related Stigma among African American Women Living with HIV/AIDS in the SouthAIDS Patient Care and STDS.  30:349-356. 2016
    2015 A mixed-methods approach to understanding barriers to postpartum retention in care among low-income, HIV-infected womenAIDS Patient Care and STDS.  29:126-132. 2015
    2015 Know your value: Negotiation skill development for junior investigators in the academic environment-a report from the American Society of preventive oncology's Junior members interest GroupCancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention.  24:1144-1148. 2015
    2015 Mediators of a smoking cessation intervention for persons living with HIV/AIDSDrug and Alcohol Dependence.  147:76-80. 2015
    2015 The effects of a mass media HIV-risk reduction strategy on HIV-related stigma and knowledge among African American adolescentsAIDS Patient Care and STDS.  29:150-156. 2015
    2014 Perceptions of barriers and facilitators to cervical cancer screening among low-income, HIV-infected women from an integrated HIV clinic 2014
    2014 Parental attitudes about teenage pregnancy: Impact on sexual risk behaviour of African-American youth 2014
    2014 The influence of HIV disease events/stages on smoking attitudes and behaviors: Project STATE (Study of Tobacco Attitudes and Teachable Events)BMC Public Health.  14. 2014
    2014 Cervical cancer screening adherence among HIV-positive female smokers from a comprehensive HIV clinicAIDS and Behavior.  18:544-554. 2014
    2014 Does knowledge influence Pap test screening among young African-American women?Journal of Cancer Education.  29:478-481. 2014
    2014 HIV-related stigma among african-american youth in the northeast and southeast USAIDS and Behavior.  18:1063-1067. 2014
    2013 Poly-tobacco use among HIV-positive smokers: Implications for smoking cessation effortsNicotine and Tobacco Research.  15:2100-2106. 2013
    2013 Long-term outcomes of a cell phone-delivered intervention for smokers living with HIV/AIDSClinical Infectious Diseases.  57:608-615. 2013
    2012 A randomized controlled trial to assess the efficacy of an interactive mobile messaging intervention for underserved smokers: Project ACTIONBMC Public Health.  12. 2012
    2012 Factors associated with nonadherence to antiretroviral therapy in HIV-positive smokersAIDS Patient Care and STDS.  26:479-485. 2012
    2011 Using nominal technique to inform a sexual health program for black youthAmerican Journal of Health Behavior.  35:664-673. 2011
    2010 Diversifying the academic public health workforce: strategies to extend the discourse about limited racial and ethnic diversity in the public health academy. 2010
    2008 Infant feeding and HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa: What lies beneath the dilemma? 2008
    2007 Working with African American women to develop a cancer literacy assessment toolJournal of Cancer Education.  22:241-244. 2007

    Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health Education and Promotion, University of South Carolina System : Columbia 2011
  • Master of Humanities in Humanities / Humanistic Studies, Michigan State University 2006
  • Bachelor of Health (Allied) in Biology, Tuskegee University 2004
  • Full Name

  • Faith Fletcher