Typhanye Vielka Dyer
Associate Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Affiliate Faculty, University of Maryland Prevention Research Center and Population Research Center
Other Affiliations: Center on Aging, Public Health Science at College Park, Center for Health Equity, UMD Prevention Research Center, UMB Epidemiology and Public Health, UMD - Not within SPH
Campus: UMD | Building: School of Public Health | Room: 2234FF
Phone: (301) 405-8547 | |
Office Hours: 

By appointment.

CV / Resume
File Curriculum Vitae Summer 2020

I am an epidemiologist and health disparities scholar whose research examines the influence of social, psychological, and behavioral factors on STI and HIV-risk in Black populations. I have over 15 years of experience conducting research exploring HIV infection and health-related outcomes among Black underserved populations, including sexual minorities and women.

The majority of my work involves examining syndemics (intersecting psychosocial and structural barriers to care) among sexual minority Black men, including the impact of trauma, poor mental health and criminal justice involvement and STI/HIV for Black gay and bisexual men.

My educational training is in infectious disease and social epidemiology, as well as community health, particularly focused on community-engaged research. I recently completed a 2-year pilot study of stigma and engagement in care and anti-retroviral adherence, working closely with Dr. Thurka Sangaramoorthy, which sought to examine compound stigma and engagement in the HIV care continuum for older Black women living with HIV in Prince George’s County.  As we move towards biomedical interventions for prevention (PrEP and TaP), an understanding of the mechanisms that influence stigma and how those may impact engagement in the HIV care continuum is critical for developing and implementing interventions and effectively reducing HIV-related disparities, which I seek to do in the DC Metro area. In order to achieve this goal there is a critical need for developing best practices at both the provider and community levels to improve engagement in care for people living with HIV.

I have a long standing commitment to research racial and gender disparities in STI and HIV infection and engagement in care.

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:

SPHL 602/3:  Foundations in Epidemiology and Biostatistics 

EPIB 610: Foundations in Epidemiology (Syllabus)

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

Honors and Awards

Doris Sands Excellence in Teaching Award (2019)

This National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities-funded training institute (P20MD006737) is a four-day intensive seminar focused on the application of Critical Race Theory and Public Health Critical Race Praxis in public health research. (Peer-reviewed and competitive selection) Scholar (2014)

Inducted into Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society Gamma Zeta Chapter (2015)

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)

Kenneth Mayer, MD (Harvard University, Fenway, Massachussetts General Hospital)


Salerno, JP., #Turpin, R., Howard, D., Dyer, T., Boekeloo, B. Healthcare Experiences of African American/Black Gay and Bisexual Men and Transgender Women: a Qualitative Study.  In Press. J Assoc of Nurses AIDS Care.

Sangaramoorthy, T., *Jamison, A., Dyer, T. Older African Americans and  the HIV care continuum. A Systematic Review of the Literature. 2003-2018. AIDS Behav. 2019 Dec 5. PMCID: PMC6459701

Kidanu AW, Butler J, Dyer TVAssessing the Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors of Hookah Smoking among Ethiopian and Eritrean Americans. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2019;30 (1):378-391. PMID: 30827989.

Turpin R, Boekeloo B, Slopen N, Dallal C, Chen S, Dyer T. Sexual Identity Modifies the Association between Bullying and Suicide Planning among Adolescents with Same-Sex Sexual Partners.  J LGBT Youth 2019; 16 (3): 300-316.

Turpin R, Slopen N, Chen S, Boekeloo B, Dallal C, Dyer T. Latent Class Analysis of a Syndemic of Risk Factors on HIV Testing among Black Men. AIDS Care. 2018  Sept 22; 1-8. PMID: 30235943

O’Neill, A. H., Beck, K., Chae, D., Dyer, T., He, X., & Lee, S. The Pathway from Childhood Maltreatment to Adulthood Obesity: The Role of Mediation by Adolescent Depressive Symptoms and BMI. J Adolesc. 2018 Jun 7; 67:22-30.  PMID: 29886346

Jones A., Dyer T.V., Lasopa S.O., Striley C.W.,  Cottler L.B. Risky Sexual Behaviors, Substance Use, & Perceptions of Risky Behaviors among Criminal Justice Involved Women Who Trade Sex. Journal of Drug Issues. 2018 August 29. 1-13. DOI: 10.1177/0022042618795141

Dyer, T, Khan, M, Regan, R, Nelson, L, Harawa, N, Wilton, L, Wang, L, Peng, L, Ou, S, Shoptaw, S. Differential Patterns of Risk and Vulnerability Suggest the Need for Novel Prevention Strategies for Black Bisexual Men in the HPTN 061 Study.  J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2018 May 10. PMCID: PMC6336193

Brewer RA, Chrestman S, Mukherjee S, Mason KE, Dyer TV, Gamache P, Moore M, and Gruber D. Exploring the correlates of linkage to HIV medical care among persons living with HIV infection (PLWH) in the Deep South: Results and lessons learned from the Louisiana Positive Charge Initiative. AIDS Behav (2018).  PMID: 29644493

Otiniano Verissimo, A.D, Dyer,T.P., Friedman, S.R., Gee, G.C. Discrimination and Sexual Risk Among Caribbean Latinx Young Adults. Ethn Health. 2018 Mar 2:1-14. PMID: 29495893.

Hermanstyne, K.A., Green, H.D., Cook, R., Tieu, H-V., Dyer, T.V., Hucks-Ortiz, C., Wilton, L., Latkin, C., Shoptaw, S. Social Network Support is Associated with Decreased Risk of Seroconversion Among Black Men who have Sex with Men in the U.S.:  A Study Using Data from the HIV Prevention Trials Network BROTHERS (HPTN 061) Study. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2018 Jun 1;78(2):163-168. PMCID: PMC5953785

Friedman, M.R., Bukowski, L., Eaton, L., Matthews, D, Dyer, T.V., Siconofli, D, Stall, R.S. Psychosocial health disparities among Black bisexual men: the effects of sexuality disclosure and community support. Arch Sex Behav. 2018 Apr 5. PMCID: PMC6173653

Turpin R, Boekeloo B, Dyer T. Heterosexual Identity Moderates the Association between Healthcare Access and HIV Testing among Black Men. Ann Epidemiol. 2018 Aug 1;27(8):539.

Vermund, S, Hamilton, H, Griffith, S, Jennings, L, Dyer, T, Mayer, K, Wheeler, D. Recruitment of underrepresented minority researchers into HIV prevention research: The HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) Scholars Program. AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses. 2017 Nov 16. PMCID:  PMC5806068

Sangaramoorthy, T., Jamison, A., Dyer, T. HIV stigma, retention in care, and adherence among Older Black Women Living with HIV. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care. 2017 Jul - Aug;28(4):518-531. PMID: 28366556

Sangaramoorthy, T., Jamison, A., Dyer, T. Intersectional Stigma among Midlife and Older Black Women Living with HIV. Culture, Health and Sexuality. 2017 Dec;19(12):1329-1343. PMCID: PMC5647221

Dyer, T, Khan, M, Sandoval, M, Acheampong, A, Regan, R, Bolyard, M, Mateu-Gelabert, P, Friedman, S. Drug use and sexual HIV transmission risk among men who have sex with men and women (MSMW), men who have sex with men only (MSMO), and men who have sex with women only (MSWO) and the female partners of MSMW and MSWO: A network perspective. AIDS and Behavior. 2017 Dec;21(12):3590-3598. PMCID: PMC5568510

Brewer, R., Dyer, T., Watson, C, Scott, H. Navigating Opportunities, Learning and Potential Threats: Perspectives on Mentoring in HIV Research. AIDS and Behavior. 2016 Sep; 20 Suppl 2:258-64. PMID: 27424003

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. 2016 Feb;93(1), 170-188. PMCID: PMC4794466

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. 2016 Jan. PMCID: PMC5675212.

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. PMCID: PMC: 4638268

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. Archives of Sexual Behavior. 2015: 44(2):429-41. PMCID: PMC4324087

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: PMC4090766

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. PMCID: PMC4169287

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 (Cited 804 as of 6/13/2019)

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. PMCID: PMC4186713

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