Faculty Associate, Joint Centre for Bioethics
Ph.D., Social Work & Social Psychology, University of Michigan
Peter A. Newman
- HIV prevention / biomedical HIV prevention
- global health
- LGBTQ health & human rights
- community engagement
- vaccine acceptability & uptake
- bullying victimization of LGBTQ youth
Peter A. Newman joined the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work in July 2002 and is currently a Professor. He held the RBC Chair in Applied Social Work Research (2006-2008), an Early Researcher Award from the Ministry of Research and Innovation, Ontario (2007-2011), and the Canada Research Chair in Health and Social Justice (2007-2018). He is an Inaugural Fellow of the Society for Social Work and Research, and was recognized with the CSWE SOGIE Scholarship Award (2012).
Peter has received over $9 million of continuous external PI-research funding. His primary research addresses social-structural challenges of HIV risk and prevention among marginalized populations, with a focus on new prevention technologies. From 2012-2017 he led a large CIHR Team Grant on Social, Behavioral, and Ethical Challenges of HIV Vaccines in India, South Africa, and Thailand. The team produced five professional videos in addition to 25 peer-reviewed publications. Peter’s research also advances culturally-grounded understandings of social ecologies of resilience and bullying victimization of LGBTQ youth.
Currently, he is PI on four externally funded grants: 1. Mobilizing for a Research Revolution to Ensure LGBTIQ Inclusion in Asia (MFARR-Asia): A High-impact, Transformative International Partnership (SSHRC, 2019-2026); 2. “Soft like Silk, Pliable like Bamboo”: Practicing Resilience-in-Context—A Multi-Method Study of Resilience with Sexual and Gender Minority Youth in Thailand (SSHRC, 2017-2021); 3. MFARR-Asia Infrastructure (CFI, 2018-2022); and, 4. The ‘Phi-Nong’ Project: Development and Pilot Testing of a Culturally Adapted, High-impact HIV Preventive Intervention with Young Men who have Sex with Men and Transgender Women in Chonburi Province, Thailand (CIHR, 2017-2021).