Ryan Wade, PhD, MSW

Goal with HISTP

"By participating in HISTP, I hope to gain additional knowledge and skills in developing culturally-tailored interventions, as well as network with other junior scholars and mentors in the field of HIV prevention."


Liliane Windsor, Associate Professor, School of Social Work, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

HISTP Mentor

Coming soon.

Dr. Ryan Wade's substantive area of research focuses on social determinants of health and health disparity among young gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with (YGBMSM). His specific population of interest includes YGBMSM of color, with a particular emphasis on Black/African-American YGBMSM. Dr. Wade focuses predominantly on psychological health outcomes (e.g., depressive symptomatology; anxiety, self-esteem), and sexual health outcomes related to HIV risk among Black YGBMSM. He also examines the ways in which stressors (e.g., racism, discrimination, stigma, etc.) across multiple socioecological levels contribute to disproportionate health risk among this population.