Presidential Professor of Nursing
Professor of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine
Director, HIV Disparities Scientific Working Group, Penn CFAR
Senior Fellow, Penn Center for Public Health Initiatives
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics

Young sexual, gender and racial/ethnic minority populations account for most new HIV/STI infections in the United States. Dr. Bauermeister uses interdisciplinary strategies to develop HIV prevention and care interventions for these communities using digital and biomedical technologies.

José Arturo Bauermeister, MPH, PhD is Penn Presidential Professor of Nursing, Professor in the School of Nursing and the Perelman School of Medicine, and Penn Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania.  Dr. Bauermeister’s interdisciplinary research integrates perspectives from public health, psychology, sexuality, and health communication to create innovative strategies to curtail HIV disparities in the United States. His work has been published over 200 scientific publications and book chapters, and been funded for over $25 million as principal investigator in federal and foundation awards and another $115 million as co-investigator in federally-funded research over the past 10 years. 

“My work advances research and intervention methods aimed at decreasing sexuality-related disparities and improving equity for young sexual and gender minority populations.


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

Location: School of Nursing