Rodrigo Aguayo-Romero, PhD (they/them/elle)

Research Scientist, Whitman Walker Institute
1377 R St. NW, Suite 200
Washington, District Of Columbia 20009
United States
[email protected]

Current HIV/AIDS-Related Research Activities:

I am a Research Scientist at the Whitman-Walker Institute. My research is focused on understanding how intersectional experiences of discrimination faced by marginalized groups impact health overall, particularly for those belonging to more than one marginalized group as is the case of transgender people of color, who are disproportionately impacted by HIV. I have focused my research on examining health disparities—with an emphasis on HIV—using epidemiologic quantitative methods and principles of Participatory Action Research. I draw from systems approaches that apply modified social-ecological models, intersectionality, and syndemics frameworks. I am the PI of HU CFAR Developmental Award "Optimizing biobehavioral HIV prevention for Latina transgender women in the eastern and southern US: An intersectional mixed-methods study."