James E Egan

  • Assistant Professor
  • Faculty in Behavioral and Community Health Sciences

James is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences (BCHS). His current research centers on the health and wellbeing of LGBT populations, biobehavioral HIV prevention, and healthy aging for gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM). James has been PI on an R34 study investigating Epi-PrEP project, a collaboration with Fenway Health in Boston, exploring short-term episodic dosing for PrEP to prevent HIV infection and a R21 study to test the feasibility of a game based intervention to reduce bullying and increase help seeking behaviors among SGM youth. He is also an investigator on a NIH-funded project examining resiliencies among older MSM in the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS). Dr. Egan is also interested in Harm Reduction practices and partners with other faculty and ACHD to investigate Naloxone distribution to reduce opioid overdoses in Pittsburgh. James is Co-Director of the Cener for LGBT Health Research and Director of the Certificate in LGBT Health and Wellness.


2014 | University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health Pittsburgh, PA | PhD
2004 | Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA | MPH
1996 | University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI | BA Cultural Anthropology & Women's Studies


I currently teach BCHS 3555: Topics in Behavioral & Community Health Theories & Models; BCHS 3707: Multiple Regression Analysis and Modeling; PUBHLT2020: Advanced Topics in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Research; and co-facilitate the MPH LGBT Health Research Mentorship group.

Selected Publications