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Darrell P. Wheeler

Darrell P. Wheeler, MSW, Howard University; MPH and PhD, Social Work, University of Pittsburgh; ACSW, is Associate Professor at the Hunter College School of Social Work, where he teaches courses on community organizing and on research methods. Prior to his professorship at Hunter, Dr. Wheeler held faculty positions at Columbia University; the University of North Carolina, Greensboro; and the University of California San Francisco. Additionally he was a research scientist for the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute and a psychotherapist with a specialization in adults and family interventions. Dr. Wheeler’s overall research agenda and publications focus on the identification and exploration of individual and communal resiliency in HIV prevention and intervention. He is the co-principal investigator of a CDC epidemiologic HIV/AIDS research study of Black Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) in New York City, Brothers y Hermanos, which is intended to shed light on factors associated with HIV risk behaviors unique to this population and is one of four federally-funded sites exploring HIV and AIDS among Black MSM. Dr. Wheeler has provided professional consultations on program development and evaluation to numerous local, state and national entities. He has served on the NYC Prevention Planning Group and on review panels for the CDC, NIH, and the University of California; he currently serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, International Journal of Men’s Health, and Journal of HIV/AIDS in Social Services. Dr. Wheeler is a member of, and has held nationally elected positions in, the American Public Health Association and the National Association of Social Workers.

Publications:

Michelen, W., Martinez, J., Lee, A., & Wheeler, D.P. (2006). Reducing frequent flyer
emergency department visits. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 17, 59-69.

Wheeler, D.P. (2006). Exploring HIV prevention needs for non-gay identified Black and African American men who have sex with men: A qualitative study. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 33(7) (July Supp.), S11-S16.

Wheeler, D.P. (2005). [Review of the book Practice issues in HIV/AIDS services: Empowerment-based models and program applications]. Smith College Studies in Social Work, 75(4), 124-126.

Wheeler, D.P. (2005). Working with positive men: HIV prevention with Black men who have sex with men. AIDS Education and Prevention, 17(Supp. A), 102-115.

Wheeler, D.P. (2004). What are black men’s HIV prevention needs? [Fact Sheet]. San Francisco, CA: Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, University of California-San Francisco.

Beatty, L., Wheeler, D.P., & Gaither, J. (2004). Effective HIV/AIDS prevention for Black/African Americans. Journal of Black Psychology, 30(1), 40-58.

Wheeler, D.P. (2003). Methodological issues in conducting community-based health and social services research among urban Black and African-American LGB populations. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, 15(1/2), 65-78.

Wheeler, D.P. (2003). Telling the social work story for survival. In B. Willinger (Ed.), A history of AIDS social work in hospitals: A daring response to an epidemic (pp. 329-343). Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press.

Wheeler, D.P. (2002). HIV/AIDS prevention targeting Black and African-American MSMs: A commentary. NetWork HOPE, HIV/AIDS orientation & professional education program newsletter, Winter/Spring, 8-13.

Klein, S.J., Nokes, K.M., Devore, B.S., Holmes, J.M., Wheeler, D.P., & St. Hilare, M.B. (2001). Age-appropriate HIV prevention messages for older adults: Findings from focus groups in New York State. Journal of Public Health Management, 7(3), 11-18.

Wheeler, D.P. (2001). African American AIDS research: A call to action. NetWork
HOPE, HIV/AIDS orientation & professional education program newsletter, 4(4), 6.

Wheeler, D.P. (2000). HIV/AIDS Prevention. In V.J. Lynch (Ed.), HIV/AIDS at year 2000: A sourcebook for social workers (pp.188-196). Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon.

Berkman, B.J., Gardian, T., DiCenzo Jellinek, M., Lee, J. S, & Wheeler, D.P. (1999). Health care issues, policies, and programs. In V.C. Copeland, V. Jackson, L. Jarman-Rhode, A. L. Rosen, & G. Stone (Eds.), Approaches to teaching health care in social work: A compendium of model syllabi (pp. 63- 83). Alexandria, VA: CSWE.

Wheeler, D.P. (1999). Cultural competence in community evaluation and collaboration: A case example. The Community Psychologist, 32(1), 32-34.

Wheeler, D.P., & Miller, D.V. (1999). HIV/AIDS mental health services to black men. In M. Shernoff (Ed.), AIDS and social work practice in the United States: Clinical and policy issues (pp. 125-143). Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press.

Wheeler, D.P., & Shernoff, M. (1999). The translational role of social workers in medical decision making. In M. Shernoff (Ed.), AIDS and social work practice in the United States: Clinical and policy issues (pp. 3-18). Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press.

Gant, L.M., Green, W., Lynch, V.J., Stewart, P.A., Wheeler, D.P., & Wright, E.M. (1998). Report from the Washington summit on social work leadership and AIDS in African-American communities. In L. Gant, P.A. Stewart, & V. J. Lynch (Eds.), Social workers speak out on the HIV/AIDS crisis: Voices from and to African-American communities. (pp. 119-138). Westport, CT: Praeger.

Gant, L.M., Green, W., Lynch, V.J., Stewart, P.A., Wheeler, D.P., & Wright, E.M. (1998). Where are we and where do we need to go: A blueprint for the future. In L. Gant, P.A. Stewart, & V. J. Lynch (Eds.), Social workers speak out on the HIV/AIDS crisis: Voices from and to African-American communities. (pp. 139-154). Westport, CT: Praeger.

Gant, L.M., Green, W., Stewart, P.A., Wheeler, D.P., & Wright, E.M. (1998). HIV/AIDS and African Americans: Assumptions, myths, and realities. In L. Gant, P.A. Stewart, & V. J. Lynch (Eds.), Social workers speak out on the HIV/AIDS crisis: Voices from and to African-American communities. (pp. 1-12). Westport, CT: Praeger.

Wheeler, D. (1998). Strategies for evaluating our AIDS organizations and programs: How can we serve our people better? In L. Gant, P. Stewart, & V. Lynch (Eds.), Social workers address the HIV/AIDS crisis: Voices from and to the African American family (pp. 99-117). Westport, CT: Praeger.

Wheeler, D.P. (1997). [Review of the book Multicultural counseling with teenage fathers: A practical guide]. Journal of Multicultural Social Work, 6(3/4), 167-170.

Rife, J.C., First, R.J., Wheeler, D.P., Belcher, J.R., & Johnson, J. (1995). Redefining the needs of persons who are homeless and mentally ill: Implications for diagnosis and treatment. The Journal of Applied Social Sciences, 19(1), 1-9.

Wheeler, D.P. (1994). Enhancing the social work role in HIV/AIDS education, intervention and prevention with vulnerable groups. In Proceedings of the Seventh National Symposium on Doctoral Research and Social Work Practice (pp. 86-91). The Ohio State University: Columbus, OH.

Wheeler, D.P. (1991). Creating culturally specific AIDS interventions: An example of the ethnographic approach to program evaluation. In K.J. Jaros & G.C. St. Denis (Eds.), Proceedings of the 1991 Public Health Social Work Institute (pp.36-54). University of Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh, PA.

Wheeler, D.P. (1989). Expenditures for social work activities in maternal and child health
training programs. In M. West, S. Stuart, & E. Carlin (Eds.), Training for social work leadership in maternal and child health (pp. 64-66). University of Washington: Seattle, WA.

Presentations:

Wheeler, D.P. (2006, May). Public health social work and HIV/AIDS prevention targeting African American men: Are we listening with our noses? MSW/MPH Public Health Social Work Conference, Boston University, Boston, MA.

Wheeler, D.P. (2006, March). Keynote address. Men of color who have sex with men, HIV, and male sexual health. HIV Arts Network, New York, NY.

Wheeler, D.P. (2006, March). The cutting edge on coming out: Just who is the new LGBT youth? One view of Black and African-American males. Central Connecticut State University, Manchester, CT.

Wheeler, D.P. (2004, June). MSM of color and men on the down low. St. Luke’s Roosevelt HIV Center for Comprehensive Care, New York, NY.

Wheeler, D.P. (2004, April). Keynote address. Broadening our vision of and for HIV/AIDS programming and research. Fourth Annual Center for AIDS Prevention Studies Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Wheeler, D.P. (2004, February). Research involving Black HIV infected men who have sex with men. 2004 National Conference on African Americans and AIDS, Philadelphia, PA.

Wheeler, D.P. (2004, January). Reinforcing and reinvigorating the dedication to care [of dialysis patients]. Quarterly Meeting of the Council of Nephrology Social Workers, New York, NY.

Wheeler, D.P. (2003, August). Session Facilitator. Brother to brother: An intervention for Black men who have sex with men. Regional African American Prevention Intervention Network, New York, NY.

Wheeler, D.P. (2003, August). Young men who have sex with men: What does the research tell us? National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Annual HIV Prevention Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Wheeler, D.P. (2003, March). Defining comprehensive health interventions for men who have sex with men. HIV Community Planning Leadership Summit, sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, New York, NY.

Wheeler, D.P. (2003, February). Invited presentation. HIV prevention and research with Black MSM. 2003 National Conference on African Americans and AIDS, New York, NY.

Wheeler, D.P. (2003, February). HIV prevention in the Northeast: Promised land or dream deferred. Mississippi Urban Research Center’s African American Prevention Intervention Network Distinguished Lecture Series, Jackson, MI.

Wheeler, D.P. (2003, January). HIV prevention with Black men. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institute of Mental Health’s expert panel on HIV/AIDS among MSM, Washington, DC.

Wheeler, D.P. (2002, November). Poster presentation. Improving evaluation efforts through empowerment. 130th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Wheeler, D.P. (2002, October). Keynote address and PBS television interview. HIV/AIDS, domestic violence and non-gay identified men. I am My Sister’s Keeper, Milwaukee, WI.

Wheeler, D.P. (2002, July). Confronting challenges of prevention outreach to non-gay identified MSM of color. XIV-th International AIDS Conference, Barcelona, Spain.

Wheeler, D.P. (2002, July). Poster presentation. Strengthening evaluation capacity through prevention collaboration. XIV-th International AIDS Conference, Barcelona, Spain.

Wheeler, D.P. (2001, December). Invited presentation. Challenges of outreach to non-gay identified men who have sex with men of color. Transferring Research Into Practice (TRIP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Atlanta, GA.



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