Nicole Ennis, PhD


William Latimer, PhD, University of Florida

HISTP Mentor

Susie Hoffman, DrPH

Dr. Ennis is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology in the College of Public Health and Health Professions at the University of Florida. Dr. Ennis received her PhD from Kent State University in 2001. She completed an APA approved internship at University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital and then went on to complete a Research Fellowship at the University of Miami on an NIMH-funded T32, “The Biopsychosocial Processes in Immunology and HIV/AIDS Research.” The long-range objective of Dr. Ennis' research program is to improve HIV and STI related health outcomes among underserved minority populations through effective and culturally sensitive interventions, with an emphasis on the role of drug abuse. Dr. Ennis' current program of research focuses on the drug abuse aspects of HIV prevention among older adults. Specifically, her work examines the role of drug use, sexual risk behaviors, cognitive functioning, and psychological factors in HIV infection risk among older African American adults.

HISTP Pilot Study:
Social Support, Depression and Health Behavior Outcomes in HIV Positive Adults 50 years old and older