Drew A. Westmoreland, MSPH, PhD
Behavioral Epidemiology | Social Epidemiology | HIV/STI Epidemiology | Sexual Health | Alcohol and Substance Use | LGBTQIA+ Health Disparities | Social Network Analysis
I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology in the Colleges of Medicine & Public Health and Health Professions at the University of Florida. Broadly, my research interests are in behavioral, social, and HIV/STI epidemiology. Much of my research has focused on sexual behavior associated with HIV/STI risk and prevention including the role that social and structural contexts play in influencing sexual behavior.
I graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health Sciences and a minor in Psychology. Following my undergraduate graduation, I pursued a Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) with a concentration in Epidemiology at the University of South Carolina. During my MSPH studies, I began working on various research teams helping to collect data, deliver public health interventions, and conduct analyses of public health data. After graduating with my MSPH, I went to the University of California, Los Angeles to complete my PhD in Epidemiology. I did my post-doctoral training at the City University of New York in the Institute for Implementation Science in Population Health where I subsequently earned a Research Assistant Professor position. In all, I have been learning and working in public health research for over a decade.
I am primarily a quantitative researcher with training and experience in generalized linear models, hierarchical/clustered analyses, longitudinal analyses, structural equation modeling, growth trajectory models, and applied social network analyses.
I also have training in qualitative analyses techniques and mixed methods research.
My research has been published in many different peer-reviewed journals such as Drug and Alcohol Dependence, AIDS and Behavior, Archives of Sexual Behavior, and American Journal of Epidemiology. For select publications, see below. For links my full publication portfolio please see the "More Information About Me" section for links to my PubMed and Google Scholar pages.
Grov, C., Westmoreland, D. A., D’Angelo, A. B., & Pantalone, D. W. (2021). How Has HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Changed Sex? A Review of Research in a New Era of Bio-behavioral HIV Prevention. The Journal of Sex Research, 1-23.
Westmoreland, D. A., Gorbach, P., Holloway, I. W., Arah, O. A., & Javanbakht, M. (2021). Individual and Partnership Factors Associated with Heterosexual Anal Intercourse Among Attendees of Public Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinics in Los Angeles County. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 50(1), 347-358.
Westmoreland, D. A., Goldshear, J. L., Carrico, A. W., & Grov, C. (2021). Associations of prescription stimulant misuse with subsequent methamphetamine use among a US cohort of HIV-vulnerable sexual and gender minorities who have sex with men. Drug and alcohol dependence, 226, 108841.
Rendina, H.J., Talan, A.J., Tavella, N.F., Matos, J.L., Jimenez, R.H., Jones, S.S., Salfas, B. & Westmoreland, D. (2021). Leveraging technology to blend large-scale epidemiologic surveillance with social and behavioral science methods: Successes, challenges, and lessons learned implementing the UNITE longitudinal cohort study of HIV risk factors among sexual minority men in the United States. American Journal of Epidemiology, 190(4), pp.681-695.
Westmoreland, D. A., Patel, V. V., D'Angelo, A. B., Nash, D., & Grov, C. (2020). Sociocultural Influences on Attitudes Toward Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), History of PrEP Use, and Future PrEP Use in HIV-Vulnerable Cisgender Men Who Have Sex With Men Across the United States. Annals of LGBTQ Public and Population Health, 1(2), 128-158.
Westmoreland, D. A., Carrico, A. W., Goodwin, R. D., Pantalone, D. W., Nash, D., & Grov, C. (2021). Higher and Higher? Drug and Alcohol Use and Misuse among HIV-Vulnerable Men, Trans Men, and Trans Women Who Have Sex with Men in the United States. Substance use & misuse, 56(1), 111-122.
Grov, C., & Westmoreland, D. A. (2021). Male sex work in North America: Frontiers of change in the United States and Canada. In The Routledge Handbook of Male Sex Work, Culture, and Society (pp. 365-383). Routledge.