Scott Duane Rhodes, Ph.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

Scott Duane Rhodes, Ph.D.

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Education & Training

  • B.A., College of William & Mary, 1989
  • M.P.H., University of South Carolina-Columbia, 1991
  • Ph.D., University of Alabama-Birmingham, 2001
  • Fellowship, University of Alabama School o, 1999
  • Fellowship, Public Health Education, Univ of NC at Chapel Hill, 2003


  • Soc Of Public Health Education
  • Am Evaluation Assn
  • Am Psychological Assn
  • Am Public Health Assn
  • Delta Omega
Scott Duane Rhodes, Ph.D.

Scott Duane Rhodes, Ph.D.

Chair, Social Sciences & Health Policy
Professor, Social Sciences & Health Policy
Office of Research

Research Interests

HIV Infections; Homosexuality, Male; Hispanic Americans; Emigrants and Immigrants; Risk-Taking
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Academic: 336-713-5080 | Department: 336-713-5080


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Recent Publications

The HIV risk profiles of Latino sexual minorities and transgender persons who use websites or apps designed for social and sexual networking. Sun CJ, Reboussin B, Mann L, Garcia M, Rhodes SD.. Health Educ Behav. 2016;43(1):86-93.

Behavioral HIV prevention interventions among Latinas in the US: a systematic review of the evidence. Daniel-Ulloa J, Ulibarri M, Baquero B, Sleeth C, Harig H, Rhodes SD.. J Immigr Minor Health. 2016;18(6):1498-1521.

The HoMBReS and HoMBReS Por un Cambio interventions to reduce HIV disparities among immigrant Hispanic/Latino men. Rhodes SD, Leichliter JS, Sun CJ, Bloom FR.. MMWR Suppl. 2016;65(1):51-56.

Using social media to increase HIV testing among gay and bisexual men, other men who have sex with men, and transgender persons: outcomes from a randomized community trial. Rhodes SD, McCoy TP, Tanner AE, Stowers J, Bachmann LH, Nguyen AL, Ross MW.. Clin Infect Dis. 2016;62(11):1450-1453.

Listening to the voices of Latina women: sexual and reproductive health intervention needs and priorities in a new settlement state in the United States. Mann L, Tanner AE, Sun CJ, Erausquin JT, Siman FM, Downs M, Rhodes SD.. Health Care Women Int. 2016;37(9):979-994.

Integration of social, cultural, and biomedical strategies into an existing couple-based behavioral HIV/STI prevention intervention: voices of Latino male couples. Martinez O, Wu E, Levine EC, Munoz-Laboy M, Fernandez MI, Bass SB, Moya EM, Frasca T, Chavez-Baray S, Icard LD, Ovejero H, Carballo-Dieguez A, Rhodes SD.. PLoS One. 2016;11(3):e0152361.

Social media interventions to promote HIV testing [reply to letter]. Rhodes SD, McCoy TP, Tanner AE, Stowers J, Bachmann LH, Nguyen AL, Ross MW.. Clin Infect Dis. 2016;63(2):283-284.

Saliendo adelante: stressors and coping strategies among immigrant Latino men who have sex with men in a nontraditional settlement state. Gilbert PA, Barrington C, Rhodes SD, Eng E.. Am J Mens Health. 2016;10(6):515-525.

Enhancing HIV prevention among young men who have sex with men: a systematic review of HIV behavioral interventions for young gay and bisexual men. Hergenrather KC, Emmanuel D, Durant S, Rhodes SD.. AIDS Educ Prev. 2016;28(3):252-271.

HIV prevention among diverse young MSM: research needs, priorities, and opportunities. Rhodes SD, Wong FY.. AIDS Educ Prev. 2016;28(3):191-201.

weCARE: a social media-based intervention designed to increase HIV care linkage, retention, and health outcomes for racially and ethnically diverse young MSM. Tanner AE, Mann L, Song E, Alonzo J, Schafer K, Arellano E, Garcia JM, Rhodes SD.. AIDS Educ Prev. 2016;28(3):216-230.

Reducing HIV risk among Hispanic/Latino men who have sex with men: qualitative analysis of behavior change intentions by participants in a small-group intervention. Alonzo J, Mann L, Tanner AE, Sun CJ, Painter TM, Freeman A, Reboussin BA, Song E, Rhodes SD.. J AIDS Clin Res. 2016;7(5):.

Perspectives to improve the sexual health of sexual and gender identity minorities in Guatemala. Alonzo J, Mann L, Siman F, Sun CJ, Andrade M, Villatoro G, Rhodes SD.. EHQUIDAD. 2016;5():51-70.

Syndemic factors associated with adult sexual HIV risk behaviors in a sample of Latino men who have sex with men in New York City. Martinez O, Arreola S, Wu E, Munoz-Laboy M, Levine EC, Rutledge SE, Hausmann-Stabile C, Icard L, Rhodes SD, Carballo-Dieguez A, Rodriguez-Diaz CE, Fernandez MI, Sandfort T.. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2016;166():258-262.

Reducing the impact of immigration enforcement policies to ensure the health of North Carolinians: statewide community-level recommendations. Mann L, Siman FM, Downs M, Sun CJ, de Hernandez BU, Garcia M, Alonzo J, Lawlor E, Rhodes SD.. N C Med J. 2016;77(4):240-246.

Relationship factors associated with sexual risk behavior and high-risk alcohol consumption among Latino men who have sex with men: challenges and opportunities to intervene on HIV risk. Martinez O, Munoz-Laboy M, Levine EC, Starks T, Dolezal C, Dodge B, Icard L, Moya E, Chavez-Baray S, Rhodes SD, Fernandez MI.. Arch Sex Behav. 2016;():.

Depressive symptoms among Latino sexual minority men and Latina transgender women in a new settlement state: the role of perceived discrimination. Sun CJ, Ma A, Tanner AE, Mann L, Reboussin BA, Garcia M, Alonzo J, Rhodes SD.. Depress Res Treat. 2016;2016():4972854.

Syndemic factors associated with drinking patterns among Latino men and Latina transgender women who have sex with men in New York City. Martinez O, Wu E, Levine EC, Munoz-Laboy M, Spadafino J, Dodge B, Rhodes SD, Rios JL, Ovejero H, Moya EM Baray SC, Carballo-Dieguez A, Fernandez MI.. Addict Res Theory. 2016;24(6):466-476.

The ecology of sexual health of sexual minorities in Guatemala City. Rhodes SD, Alonzo J, Mann L, Downs M, Andrade M, Wilks C, Siman FM, Martinez O, Abraham C, Villatoro GR, Bachmann LH.. Health Promot Int. 2015;30(4):832-842.

Acceptability and feasibility of using established geosocial and sexual networking mobile applications to promote HIV and STD testing among men who have sex with men. Sun CJ, Stowers J, Miller C, Bachmann LH, Rhodes SD.. AIDS Behav. 2015;19(3):543-552.

Latino sexual and gender identity minorities promoting sexual health within their social networks: process evaluation findings from a lay health advisor intervention. Sun CJ, Garcia M, Mann L, Alonzo J, Eng E, Rhodes SD.. Health Promot Pract. 2015;16(3):329-337.

The impact of local immigration enforcement policies on the health of immigrant Hispanics/Latinos in the United States. Rhodes SD, Mann L, Siman FM, Song E, Alonzo J, Downs M, Lawlor E, Martinez O, Sun CJ, O'Brien MC, Reboussin BA, Hall MA.. Am J Public Health. 2015;105(2):329-337.

Latino men's qualitative perspectives on a lay health advisor intervention to promote their sexual health. Wagoner KG, Downs M, Alonzo J, Daniel-Ulloa J, Rhodes SD.. Health Soc Care Community. 2015;23(3):304-312.

Identifying and intervening on barriers to healthcare access among members of a small Korean community in the southern USA. Rhodes SD, Song E, Nam S, Choi SJ, Choi S.. Patient Educ Couns. 2015;98(4):484-491.

Condom use among immigrant Latino sexual minorities: multilevel analysis after respondent-driven sampling. Rhodes SD, McCoy TP.. AIDS Educ Prev. 2015;27(1):27-43.

Increasing cervical cancer screening among US Hispanics/Latinas: a qualitative systematic review. Mann L, Foley KL, Tanner AE, Sun CJ, Rhodes SD.. J Cancer Educ. 2015;30(2):374-387.

Hispanic men in the United States: acculturation and recent sexual behaviors with female partners, 2006-2010. Haderxhanaj LT, Rhodes SD, Romaguera RA, Bloom FR, Leichliter JS.. Am J Public Health. 2015;105(8):e126-e133.

Evaluating the impact of immigration policies on health status among undocumented immigrants: a systematic review. Martinez O, Wu E, Sandfort T, Dodge B, Carballo-Dieguez A, Pinto R, Rhodes S, Moya E, Chavez-Baray S.. J Immigr Minor Health. 2015;17(3):947-970.

Enhancement of a locally developed HIV prevention intervention for Hispanic/Latino MSM: a partnership of community-based organizations, a university, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Rhodes SD, Alonzo J, Mann L, Freeman A, Sun CJ, Garcia M, Painter TM.. AIDS Educ Prev. 2015;27(4):312-332.

Once a Navegante, always a Navegante: Latino men sustain their roles as lay health advisors to promote general and sexual health to their social network. Sun CJ, Mann L, Eng E, Downs M, Rhodes SD.. AIDS Educ Prev. 2015;27(5):465-473.

Adaptation and implementation of HoMBReS: a community-level, evidence-based HIV behavioral intervention for heterosexual Latino men in the midwestern United States. Martinez O, Roth AM, Kelle G, Downs M, Rhodes SD.. AIDS Educ Prev. 2014;26(1):68-80.

Immigrant sexual minority Latino men in rural North Carolina: an exploration of social context, social behaviors, and sexual outcomes. Gilbert PA, Rhodes SD.. J Homosex. 2014;61(8):1131-1151.

Still a hard-to-reach population? Using social media to recruit Latino gay couples for an HIV intervention adaptation study. Martinez O, Wu E, Shultz AZ, Capote J, Rios JL, Sandfort T, Manusov J, Ovejero H, Carballo-Dieguez A, Baray SC, Moya E, Matos JL, DelaCruz JJ, Remien RH, Rhodes SD.. J Med Internet Res. 2014;16(4):168-181.

Social stressors and alcohol use among immigrant sexual and gender minority Latinos in a nontraditional settlement state. Gilbert PA, Perreira K, Eng E, Rhodes SD.. Subst Use Misuse. 2014;49(11):1365-1375.

Acculturation, sexual behaviors, and health care access among Hispanic and non-Hispanic white adolescents and young adults in the United States, 2006-2010. Haderxhanaj LT, Dittus PJ, Loosier PS, Rhodes SD, Bloom FR, Leichliter J.. J Adolesc Health. 2014;55(5):716-719.

Novel approaches to HIV prevention and sexual health promotion among Guatemalan gay and bisexual men, MSM, and transgender persons. Rhodes SD, Alonzo J, Mann L, Downs M, Siman FM, Andrade M, Martinez O, Abraham C, Villatoro GR, Bachmann LH.. AIDS Educ Prev. 2014;26(4):345-361.

Predictors of heavy episodic drinking and weekly drunkenness among immigrant Latinos in North Carolina. Daniel-Ulloa J, Reboussin BA, Gilbert PA, Mann L, Alonzo J, Downs M, Rhodes SD.. Am J Mens Health. 2014;8(4):339-348.

Factors influencing health care access perceptions and care-seeking behaviors of immigrant Latino sexual minority men and transgender individuals: baseline findings from the HOLA intervention study. Tanner AE, Reboussin BA, Mann L, Ma A, Song E, Alonzo J, Rhodes SD.. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2014;25(4):1679-1697.

Sexual health, alcohol use, childhood sexual abuse, and mental health outcomes among Spanish-speaking Latino MSM in the Northeastern United States [abstract]. Martinez O, Wu E, Spadafino J, Sandfort T, Shultz AZ, Rios JL, Ovejero H, Rhodes SD, Moya E, Baray SC, Dodge B, Carballo-Dieguez A.. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2014;30(Suppl 1):A136-A137.

Risks for sexually-transmitted diseases: racial-gender health inequities & socio-economic factors [abstract]. Cruz-Dillard K, Beale D, Metzger D, Zelikovsky N, Rhodes SD, Daniel-Ulloa J.. Sex Transm Dis. 2014;41(Suppl 1):S122.

Authentic and meaningful community engagement to reduce STD disparities: lessons learned from the 4-site CDC cars initiative [abstract]. Rhodes SD, Daniel-Ulloa J, Montoya J, Beale D, Cruz-Dillard K, Kerndt P.. Sex Transm Dis. 2014;41(Suppl 1):S64.

Acculturation, sexual behaviors and health care access among a national sample of Hispanic and non-Hispanic white adolescents and young adults, 2006-2010 [abstract]. Haderxhanaj L, Dittus P, Loosier P, Rhodes S, Bloom F, Leichliter J.. J Adolesc Health. 2013;52(2 Suppl 1):S62.

Consumers with major depressive disorder and employment outcomes: application of the theory of planned behavior. Hergenrather KC, Haase E, Rhodes SD.. J Rehabil. 2013;79(1):19-29.

Correlates of HAART adherence among immigrant Latinos in the southeastern United States. Vissman AT, Young AM, Wilkin AM, Rhodes SD.. AIDS Care. 2013;25(3):356-363.

Using community-based participatory research to prevent HIV disparities: assumptions and opportunities identified by the Latino partnership. Rhodes SD, Duck S, Alonzo J, Ulloa JD, Aronson RE.. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2013;63(Suppl 1):S32-S35.

Impact of a computer-assisted, provider-delivered intervention on sexual risk behaviors in HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) in a primary care setting. Bachmann LH, Grimley DM, Gao H, Aban I, Chen H, Raper JL, Saag MS, Rhodes SD, Hook EW III.. AIDS Educ Prev. 2013;25(2):87-101.

Depressive symptoms among immigrant Latino sexual minorities. Rhodes SD, Martinez O, Song E-Y, Daniel J, Alonzo J, Eng E, Duck S, Downs M, Bloom FR, Allen AB, Miller C, Reboussin B.. Am J Health Behav. 2013;37(3):404-413.

Social support among immigrant Latino men: a validation study. Rhodes SD, Daniel J, Song E-Y, Alonzo J, Downs M, Reboussin BA.. Am J Health Behav. 2013;37(5):620-628.

Community-based participatory research. Rhodes SD. In: Blessing JD, Forister JG, eds. Introduction to research and medical literature for health professionals. Burlington (MA): Jones & Bartlett Learning;2013: 167-188.

Intervention trials in community-based participatory research. Rhodes SD, Duck S, Alonzo J, Downs M, Aronson RE. In: Blumenthal DS, DiClemente RJ, Braithwaite RL, Smith SA, eds. Community-based participatory health research: issues, methods, and translation to practice. 2nd ed. New York: Springer;2013: 157-180.

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Scott Duane Rhodes, Ph.D.

Scott Duane Rhodes, Ph.D.

Chair, Social Sciences & Health Policy
Professor, Social Sciences & Health Policy
Office of Research

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