Presidential Professor of Nursing
2018 Penn Fellow
Director, Technologies to Reduce Disparities, Center for AIDS Research Scientific Working Group
Senior Fellow, Penn Center for Public Health Initiatives

Gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (GBMSM) and transgender populations account for most new HIV/STI infections in the United States. Dr. Bauermeister uses interdisciplinary strategies to develop behavioral and biomedical HIV prevention and care interventions for sexual and gender minorities.

Dr. Bauermeister has received more than $30 million as principal investigator in research grants, and served as co-investigator on another $115 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 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

Location: School of Nursing