Yale University

Gabriel John Culbert, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago


Dr. Culbert's research focuses on interventions for infectious diseases and addiction in criminal justice settings in the U.S. and internationally. The HIV and TB global pandemics are closely intertwined with incarceration and substance use. Dr. Culbert's research examines approaches to improve health outcomes and reduce transmission in populations where co-occurring substance use and incarceration can interfere with effective treatment. He was awarded a Ph.D. in Nursing Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2012, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in epidemiology and infectious diseases at Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Culbert has received multiple research awards, including a Fulbright Senior Scholar Award and Fogarty-sponsored Global Health Equity Fellowship to conduct research with HIV-infected prisoners in the U.S. and Southeast Asia. Using qualitative and mixed-method approaches, Dr. Culbert conducted some of the first studies of within-prison drug injection, HIV stigma, and HIV treatment among Indonesian prisoners. His work is increasingly focused on developing and testing nursing interventions to improve treatment access and adherence in HIV-infected prisoners who are transitioning to the community.