Yale University

Steven P. Meanley, Ph.D., M.P.H.

  • Assistant Professor in Nursing, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
  • Former Fellow, Research Education Institute for Diverse Scholars (REIDS)


Dr. Meanley is an early stage behavioral health research investigator with expertise on examining men who have sex with men's (MSM) vulnerability to HIV infection and related outcomes from a social ecological perspective. My research interests are rooted in my personal observations growing up as a gay youth in an area that culturally ignored existing homophobia as well as while navigating my young adulthood in largely sexuality-affirming urban centers. Through these experiences I better understood the value of health-promotive social resources and how they seek to build resilience in sexual minority communities.