Yale University

Keosha T. Bond, Ed.D., M.P.H., CHES

  • Assistant Medical Professor, Department of Community Health and Social Medicine, City University of New York School of Medicine
  • Former Fellow, Research Education Institute for Diverse Scholars (REIDS)


Keosha T. Bond, EdD, MPH, CHES is Health Education Specialist and Behavioral Scientist who has centered her work around the complex intersections of race, sexuality, social justice and health disparities among marginalized populations. Dr. Bond’s primary research interests focus on understanding how socio-structural and cultural factors influences the HIV epidemic and using rigorous, formative research to develop culturally appropriate interventions to address these factors. Her publications and presentations at national and international conferences have examined the psychosocial and cultural contexts that influence individual behaviors and population-level health outcomes. As a researcher, Dr. Bond's most recent work has concentrated on the development of innovative health education interventions using online technology and social media for a broad dissemination of behavior change interventions. She is the principal investigator for a formative research study that explores the barriers and facilitators to black women's use of oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). She has extensive experience in community-based participatory research, qualitative methodology, and survey methodology.

Dr. Bond completed a Behavioral Science Training post-doctoral fellow in Drug Abuse Research at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. She holds a Doctorate in Health Education from Columbia University Teachers College. She is also a Certified Health Education Specialist and holds a Master in Public Health from Hunter College, a BS in Psychology from Fordham University, and a Certification in Comparative Effectiveness Research from New York University. And is an affiliated- investigator at the NYU Center for Drug Use and HIV / HCV Research.

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