Presidential Associate Professor of Nursing

Gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (GBMSM) and transgender populations account for more than three quarters of new HIV infections in the United States. Dr. Bauermeister uses interdisciplinary strategies to develop HIV prevention and care interventions for sexual and gender minorities.

Dr. Bauermeister has received more than $15 million as principal investigator in research grants, and served as co-investigator on another $45 million in federally-funded research. Dr. Bauermeister’s work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as supported by the MAC AIDS Fund, the Ford Foundation, and the Herb Ritts Foundation.

“I work with communities to develop and test sexual health promotion programs that are relevant to vulnerable adolescents and young adults.”


  • PhD, University of Michigan, 2006
  • MPH, University of Michigan, 2004
  • BA, University of Puerto Rico–Mayagüez, 2002