Perry Halkitis is a holder of Ph.D. and M.S. degrees. Halkitis serves as Professor of applied psychology, public health, and medicine, Director of the Center for Health, Identity, Behavior and Prevention Studies, New York, NY, USA, and Associate Dean at New York University, New York, NY, USA. He is also an affiliate of the Center for AIDS Research and Center for Drug Use and HIV Research also at NYU. Halkitis is internationally recognized for his work examining the intersection between the HIV, drug abuse, and mental health in LGBT populations, and is well known as one of the nation's leading experts on substance use and HIV behavioral research. He is lead editor of two volumes: HIV + Sex: The Psychological and Interpersonal Dynamics of HIV-seropositive Gay and Bisexual Men's Relationships (American Psychological Association, 2005) and Barebacking: Psychosocial and Public Health Perspectives (Haworth Press, 2006). His book Methamphetamine Addiction: Biological Foundations, Psychological Factors, and Social Consequences was published in 2009, and he is currently working on a new manuscript examining the life experiences of gay men who are long-term survivors of HIV/AIDS. Halkitis' research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York State AIDS Institute, United Way, the New York Community Trust, and American Psychological Foundation. He is the recipient of numerous awards from both professional and community-based organizations, and is elected as Fellow of The New York Academy of Medicine, The Society of Behavioral Medicine, and the American Psychological Association.
Biography Updated on 5 April 2012