Kristen D. Krause, PhD, MPH (she/her/hers), is an instructor of urban health in the Department of Urban-Global Public Health at the Rutgers School of Public Health and the deputy director of the Center for Health, Identity, Behavior and Prevention Studies (CHIBPS), a leading training ground for LGBTQ scholars. She has expertise in HIV/AIDS, aging, resilience, and broader LGBTQ health disparities. More specifically, her work examines resilience as it relates to biological, psychological, and social health states among older gay HIV+ men. Previously, she was the recipient of a TL1 predoctoral fellowship at the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at NYU Langone Health, and more recently she received the Stuart D. Cook Excellence in Research Award for her dissertation work from the Rutgers School of Public Health. Krause also serves as the founding deputy editor of a new journal geared toward the health and well-being of sexual and gender diverse communities, called Annals of LGBTQ Public and Population Health, and is the deputy editor of Behavioral Medicine.
The social, structural, and economic drivers of HIV are not so different from COVID-19. Still, those who have witnessed the ravages of HIV have been in a 40-year holding pattern when it comes to a vaccine, according to experts from the Rutgers School of Public Health.