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David Seal

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David Seal, PhD

Specialty Areas:

HIV prevention, gender and sexuality, sexual health

VPI Core Areas

VPI Core Areas: #Community Violence

Angles of Approach

#Prevention Intervention


Dr. David Seal has extensive experience conducting social-behavioral formative and intervention research within a multicultural, community-based, participatory framework. He has been the Principal Investigator on HIV-prevention intervention studies with men who have sex with men, prison populations, rural opioid users, and delinquent female adolescents. He has also conducted funded studies to explore sexual behavior among at-risk heterosexuals in Syria; the impact of intersecting identities on risk behavior among racial and ethnic minority men; the impact of displacement among Syrian MSM in Lebanon; and emotional and sexual intimacy among gay, lesbian, and heterosexual couples. Dr. Seal has also been involved in youth violence prevention initiatives.