Orlando Harris, PhD, FNP, MPH

Assistant Professor
Community Health Systems
+1 415 476-9463

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Health Systems, School of Nursing, at the University of California, San Francisco. I am a researcher that uses community-based participatory research methods both in the United States and the Caribbean where I leverage multi-methods data to inform culturally relevant interventions that improves the lives of vulnerable sexual and gender minorities. I have also spent the past several years researching factors that contribute to poor health among Caribbean sexual and gender minorities. Through my research, I have provided a qualitative understanding of the complexities that have shaped Jamaican men and transgender women's sexual decision making as well as other factors that may place them at risk for acquiring HIV. Additionally, I have a unique focus on researching the context of violence that has shaped the lives of marginalized people in the United States and the Caribbean. I have published one of the first papers in the Caribbean that addressed the issue of sexual violence (childhood sexual abuse, sexual assault, and intimate partner violence) among Jamaican men and transgender women. This paper was also the first to address this issue among marginalized sexual minority groups in the Caribbean. My research aims to give voice to sexual and gender minorities in Jamaica and the wider Anglophone Caribbean in order to reduce disparities in health among a community that is marginalized.


Addressing Racism's Role in the US HIV Epidemic: Qualitative Findings From Three Ending the HIV Epidemic Prevention Projects.

Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999)

Harrison SE, Muessig K, Poteat T, Koester K, Vecchio A, Paton M, Miller SJ, Pereira N, Harris O, Myers J, Campbell C, Hightow-Weidman L

Climate Change, Public Health, Health Policy, and Nurses Training.

American journal of public health

Harris OO, Bialous SA, Muench U, Chapman S, Dawson-Rose C

Health Coaching Across the Stages of Vaccine Readiness and Action: A Practical Guide for Public Health Nurses.

American journal of public health

Harris OO, Taylor KD, Maher A, Willard-Grace R

Persistent disparities in COVID-19-associated impacts on HIV prevention and care among a global sample of sexual and gender minority individuals.

Global public health

Santos GM, Hong C, Wilson N, Nutor JJ, Harris O, Garner A, Holloway I, Ayala G, Howell S

Exploring linkages between climate change and sexual health: a scoping review protocol.

BMJ open

Logie CH, Toccalino D, Reed AC, Malama K, Newman PA, Weiser S, Harris O, Berry I, Adedimeji A

"Little Red Flags": Barriers to Accessing Health Care as a Sexual or Gender Minority Individual in the Rural Southern United States-A Qualitative Intersectional Approach.

The Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care : JANAC

Joudeh L, Harris OO, Johnstone E, Heavner-Sullivan S, Propst SK

"The More Things Change, the More Things Remain the Same": It's Time to Dismantle Structural Inequalities of Racism, Discrimination, and Health Disparities.

The Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care : JANAC

Wharton MJ, Harris OO, Chapman Lambert C, LeGrand S

Food Insufficiency and Mental Health in the U.S. During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

American journal of preventive medicine

Nagata JM, Ganson KT, Whittle HJ, Chu J, Harris OO, Tsai AC, Weiser SD

Alarm at the Gate-Health and Social Inequalities are Comorbid Conditions of HIV and COVID-19.

The Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care : JANAC

Harris OO, Leblanc N, McGee K, Randolph S, Wharton MJ, Relf M

Barriers and facilitators to participation of men who have sex with men and transgender women in HIV research in Jamaica.

Culture, health & sexuality

Beckford Jarrett S, Flanagan R, Coriolan A, Harris O, Campbell A, Skyers N

Beyond Homophobia: How Do Jamaican Men Who Have Sex with Men Build Communities, Affirm Identity, and Mitigate Homophobia?

The Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care : JANAC

Harris OO, Jarrett S

PrEP works and is a valuable addition to the HIV prevention toolkit.

The Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care : JANAC

Treston C, Farley J, Harris O, Hoyt MJ, Kwong J, Van Nuys J