Typhanye Dyer
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Affiliate Faculty, University of Maryland Population Research Center and Prevention Research Center
Other Affiliations: Public Health Science, Center for Health Equity, UMD Prevention Research Center
Campus: UMD | Building: School of Public Health | Room: 2234FF
Phone: (301) 405-8547 |
Office Hours: 

By appointment.

CV / Resume
PDF icon Dyer CV_Fall 2016.pdf

Typhanye V. Dyer's research interests include exploring social, cultural and structural determinants of infectious disease disparities. Specifically, her research explores HIV/AIDS disparities, sexuality, mental health, and substance use with an emphasis in racial/ethnic and gender disparities among marginalized populations, as well as their families. Her research in HIV/AIDS also examines theory of syndemic production and HIV risk and prevalence among Black men who have sex with men (BMSM) and Black men who have sex with men and women (BMSMW), and how sex and drug risk networks of MSMW translates into risk for their male and female partners. Her research also explores intersections of cultural identity, racial identity, sexual identity and gender identity among Black gay/bisexual men. Dr. Dyer's collaborative research explores HIV-related stigma, engagement and retention in HIV-related care and medication adherence among older Black women living with HIV in Prince George's County, Maryland. Additionally, she is working with colleagues within the School of Public Health at College Park on exposure to partner violence and HIV testing among Black women, as well as feelings about marriageability and substance use and sex risk and STI and HIV infection among college educated Black women. Additional areas of research involve the examination of risk for females with high risk male sex partners and partners who have been incarcerated, exploring social vulnerability including stigma and discrimination that drive risk. Population based research takes an interdisciplinary approach involving social epidemiology, critical race theory and community based participatory research to reduce health disparities. 

Education and Training

Post-Doctoral Training in Drug Dependence and Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2009-2011

Ph.D. in Public Health, University of California Los Angeles, 2009

M.P.H. in Community Health, California State University Long Beach, 2002

B.A. in Psychology (Neuroscience), University of California Los Angeles, 1995


Online Courses:

Public Health Concepts (Fall 2012), University of Florida
70 Students

Foundations in Epidemiology (Spring 2014), University of Maryland, eMPH Course

On Ground Courses:

Undergraduate Course:

EPIB 301: Epidemiology for Public Health Practice (Syllabus)

Graduate Courses:

EPIB 610: Foundations in Epidemiology (Syllabus)

EPIB 630: Epidemiology of Sexual and Reproductive Health (Syllabus)

Behavioral Epidemiology (Spring 2016), University of Maryland

Honors and Awards

University of Maryland ADVANCE Keeping Our Faculties (KOF) Program (2014-2015)
Faculty Fellow

University of Maryland ADVANCE Program for Faculty Diversity (2013-2015)
Faculty Fellow

Health Equity Leadership Institute, Collaborative Center for health Equity at The University of Wisconsin-Madison and The Maryland center for Health Equity within the School of Public Health (2013)
Summer Scholar

National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHHD), Health Disparities Loan Repayment Program (2011-2016)

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Family Research Consortium Summer Institute (2011)

Black Gay Research Group Travel Scholarship for National AIDS Education & Services for Minorities (2011)

Visiting Scholar, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute (2011-2013)

HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) ($18,500 Travel and Research Award) (2010-2012)

NIDA College for Problems on Drug Dependence (CPDD) Women & Sex/Gender Junior Investigator Travel Award (2010)

HIV/AIDS Translational Training Program, UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior (2009-2012)

T-32 National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Supported Drug Dependence Epidemiology Training Program, Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health (2009-2011)

Who’s Who in America (2009)

UCLA Center for American Politics and Public Policy (2008-2009)
Teaching Fellow

UCLA/RAND Center for Adolescent Health Promotion (2006-2008)

Association of Schools for Public Health/ Centers for Disease Control/ Prevention Research Centers (ASPH/CDC/PRC) (2006-2008)
Minority Fellowship Trainee

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Supported AIDS Research Training Grant (2002-2006)

Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training (MHIRT) Grant, Fogarty International Center (NIH) (2003)


Brad Boekeloo, PhD (University of Maryland: Behavioral and Community Health)

Thurka Sangarmoorthy, PhD (University of Maryland: Anthropology)

Maria Khan, PhD (University of Florida, Epidemiology)

Gail E. Wyatt (UCLA Semel Institute)

Steve Shoptaw, PhD (UCLA, Center for Behavioral and Addiction Medicine)

Ron Stall, PhD (University of Pittsburgh, Department of Community and Behavioral Health)

Carl Latkin, PhD (Johns Hopkins, Department of Health, Behavior and Society)

Amy Knowlton, PhD (Johns Hopkins, Department of Health, Behavior and Society)


Nelson, L.E., Wilton, L., Moineddin, R., Zhang, N., Siddiqi, A., Sa, Ting, Harawa, N., Regan, R., Penniman Dyer, T., Watson, C.C., Koblin, B., del Rio, C., Buchbinder, S., Wheeler, D. P., & Mayer, K. H. for the HPTN 061 Study Team. Economic, legal and social hardships associated with HIV risk among Black men who have sex with men in six US Cities. Journal of Urban Health. In Press

Nelson, L. E., Wilton, L., Zhang, N., Thach, C. T., Regan, R., Penniman Dyer, T., Ndoye, O., Kushwaha, S., Sanders, E., & Mayer, K, H. Childhood exposure to religions with high prevalence of members who discourage homosexuality is associated with HIV risk behaviors and HIV infection in adult Black men who have sex with men. American Journal of Men’s Health. In Press. doi:10.1177/1557988315626264.

Williams JK, Wilton L, Magnus M, Wang L, Wand J, Penniman Dyer T, Koblin B, Hucks-Ortiz C, Fields S, Shoptaw S, Stephenson R, O’Cleirigh C, Cummings V, HPTN 061 Study Team. Relation of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Intimate Partner Violence, and Depression to Risk Factors for HIV among Black Men Who Have Sex with Men in 6 US Cities. American Journal of Public Health. 2015: 105(12): 2473-2481. PMID: 26469666

Penniman Dyer T, Khan, M, Sandoval, M, Friedman, S. Substance use and sexual risk among men who have sex with men and women (MSMW) and their female partners. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, Volume 176, e271.

Penniman Dyer T, Regan, R, Pacek, L, Acheampong, A, Khan M. Psychosocial Vulnerability and HIV-related Sexual Risk among Men who have Sex with Men and Women (MSMW) in the United States. In Press. Archives of Sexual Behavior

Dunne, E. M., Penniman Dyer, T., Khan, M., Cavanaugh, C., Melnikov, A., & Latimer, W. W. HIV prevalence and risk behaviors among African American women who trade sex for drugs versus economic resources. AIDS and Behavior. 2014: 18(7):1288-92. PMID: 24496649

Keen, L, Penniman Dyer, T, Whitehead, N, Latimer, W. Binge Drinking, Stimulant Use and HIV Risk in a Sample of Heterosexual Black Men. Addictive Behaviors. 2014: 39(9):1342-1345. PMID: 24837758

Harawa N, Gorbach P, Griffith S, Koblin B, Mayer K, Penniman T, Kuo I, Mao L, Wang L, Williams JK, Wilton L. Types of female partners reported by Black men who have sex with men and women (BMSMW) and associations with intercourse frequency, unprotected sex and HIV and STD prevalence. AIDS and Behavior, 2014; 18 (2), 1-7. PMID: 24523006

Penniman Dyer T, Regan R, Wilton, L, Harawa N, Wang L, Ou S, Shoptaw S. Differences in substance use, psychosocial characteristics and HIV-related sexual risk behavior between Black Men Who Have Sex with Men Only (BMSMO) and Black Men Who Have Sex with Men and Women (BMSMW) in 6 US Cities. Journal of Urban Health, 2013; 90(6), 1181-1193. PMCID: PMC3853182

Regan R, Penniman Dyer T, Gooding T, Morisky D. Drug Use and Sexual Risk Behavior among Men Participating in an HIV/AIDS Risk Reduction Intervention in the Philippines. International Journal of STDS and AIDS, 2013; 24(12), 969-976.

Herrick A, Stall R, Chmiel J, Guadamuz T, Penniman T, Shoptaw S, Ostrow D, Plankey M. It Gets Better:  Resolution of Internalized Homophobia over Time and Associations with Positive Health Outcomes among MSM. AIDS and Behavior. 2013; 17(4), 1423-30. PMCID: PMC3708613

Rudolph A, Linton S, Penniman Dyer T, Latkin C. Individual, Network, and Neighborhood correlates of exchange sex among female non-injection drug users in Baltimore, MD (2005-2007). AIDS and  Behavior. 2012; 17(2), 598-611. PMCID:PMC3552090

Khan MR, Berger A, Hemberg J, O’Neill A, Penniman Dyer T, Smyrk, K.  Non-injection and Injection Drug Use and STI/HIV Risk in the United States: The Degree to which Sexual Risk Behaviors versus Sex with an STI-Infected Partner Account for Infection Transmission among Drug Users. AIDS and Behavior. 2013; 17 (3): 1185-1194. PMCID: PMC3923515

Khan MR, Rosen DL, Epperson M, Goldweber A, Hemberg J, Richardson J, Penniman Dyer T. Adolescent Criminal Justice Involvement and Adulthood Sexually Transmitted Infection in a Nationally-Representative US Sample. Journal of Urban Health. 2012; 20 (4) 717-728. PMCID: PMC3732694

Strathdee S, Shoptaw S, Penniman Dyer T, Vu Q, Aramrattana A. Towards Combination HIV Prevention for Injection Drug Users: Addressing Addictophobia, Apathy and Inattention. Current Opinions in HIV and AIDS. 2012; 7 (4): 320-325.  PMCID: PMC3646543

Trenz RC, Penniman TV, Scherer M, Zur J, Rose J, Latimer W. Problem recognition, intention to stop use, and treatment use among regular heroin injectors. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. 2012; 43 (2): 204-210. PMCID: PMC3412068

Penniman Dyer T, Stein J, Rice E, Rotheram Borus M. Predicting depression in mothers with and without HIV: The role of social support and family dynamics. AIDS and Behavior. 2012; 16:2198-2208. PMCID: PMC3990227

Penniman Dyer T, Shoptaw S, Guadamuz TE, Plankey MW, Kao, U, Ostrow, D, Chmiel, J, Herrick, A, Stall RD. Application of Syndemic Theory to Black Men who Have Sex with Men in the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study. Journal of Urban Health. 2012; 89 (4): 697-708. PMCID: PMC3535137

Stockman J, Ludwig-Baron N, Hoffman M, Ulibarri M, Penniman Dyer T. Prevention interventions for human immunodeficiency virus in drug-using women with a history of partner violence. Substance Abuse and Rehabilitation Journal. 2012; 3 (Suppl 1): 45-57. PMCID: PMC3280816

Latkin C, Yang C, Tobin K, Penniman T, Spikes P, Patterson, J.  Differences in the social network characteristics of African American men who have sex with men and those who have sex with men and women. The Unity in Diversity Study, Baltimore, MD. American Journal of Public Health. 2011; 101 (10): e18-e23. PMCID: PMC3222365

Brown QL, Cavanaugh CE, Penniman TV, Latimer, W. The Impact of Homelessness on Recent Sex Trade among Pregnant Women in Drug Treatment. Journal of Substance Use. 2012; 17 (3): 287-293. PMCID: PMC3384543

Stein JA, Bursch B, Rice E, Green S, Penniman T, Rotheram-Borus MJ. Family-Based Processes Associated with Adolescent Distress, Substance Use and Risky Sexual Behavior in Families Affected by Maternal HIV. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. 2010; 39 (3): 328 – 340. PMID: 20419574

Cavanaugh C, Floyd L, Penniman T, Hulbert A, Gaydos C, Latimer W. Examining racial/ethnic STD disparities among recent heroin- and cocaine-using women. Journal of Women's Health. 2011; 20(2): 197-205. PMCID: PMC3064876

Penniman TV, Taylor SL, Bird CE, Beckman R, Collins RL, Cunningham W. The associations of gender, sexual identity and competing needs with healthcare utilization among people with HIV/AIDS. Journal of the National Medical Association. 2007;99(4):419-27. PMCID: PMC2569651