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Emilia Lombardi, PhD is an Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Public Health.

Dr. Lombardi’s research examines the role discrimination and prejudice plays on people’s health and access to health care, particularly concerning HIV prevention and treatment, and substance use.

In addition, she supervises needs assessments and program evaluations that occur within a project studying HIV-prevention knowledge, attitudes, and access to service of people at risk of HIV infection, and of HIV experts throughout the state, excluding Philadelphia. This study, using focus groups and interviews, and funded by the CDC and State Department of Health, is being used to develop an HIV-prevention plan for Pennsylvania.

Dr. Lombardi is also a member of the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Research on Health and Sexual Orientation.

Recent Publications

Pittsburgh Transgender Health Research Summer Institute. (2010). Transgender Health: A Review and Guidance for Future Research—Proceedings from the Summer Institute at the Center for Research on Health and Sexual Orientation, University of Pittsburgh. International Journal of Transgenderism, 12(4), 211-229.

Lombardi E. Varieties of transgender/transsexual lives and their relationship with transphobia. Journal of Homosexuality 2009;56(8):977-92

Lombardi, E., Silvestre, A.J., Janosky, J. Rinaldo, Fisher, G., C. (2008) Impact of Early Sexual Debut on Gay and Bisexual Men’s Tobacco Use.  Nicotine & Tobacco Research. 10(11), 1591-1595.

Rachlin, K., Green, J., Lombardi, E. (2008) Utilization of Health Care among Female-To-Male Transgender Individuals in the United States. Journal of Homosexuality. 54(3), 243-258.

Lombardi, E. (2007) Substance use treatment experiences of transgender/transsexual men and women.  Journal of LGBT Health Research.  3(2), 37-47.

Moyer, M B, Silvestre, A.J., Lombardi, E.L., Taylor, C.A. (Spring/Summer 2007) High-Risk Behaviors Among Youth and Their Reasons for Not Getting Tested for HIV.  Journal of HIV/AIDS Prevention in Children & Youth 8:1, 59-73.

van Servellen, G., Nyamathi, A., Carpio, F., Pearce, D., Garcia-Teague, L., Herrera, G., Lombardi, E. (2005). Effects of a treatment adherence enhancement program on health literacy, patient-provider relationships, and adherence to HAART among low-income HIV-positive Spanish-speaking Latinos. AIDS Patient Care STDS, 19(11), 745-759.

van Servellen, G., & Lombardi, E. (2005). Supportive relationships and medication adherence in HIV-infected, low-income Latinos. West J Nurs Res, 27(8), 1023-1039.

Reback, C. J., Lombardi, E., Simon, P. A., & Frye, D. M. (2005). HIV Seroprevalence And Risk Behaviors Among Transgendered Women Who Exchange Sex And Those Who Do Not. Journal of Psychology and Human Sexuality, 17(1-2), 5-22.

Chang, B. L., van Servellen, G., & Lombardi, E. (2003). Factors associated with complementary therapy use in people living with HIV/AIDS receiving antiretroviral therapy. J Altern Complement Med, 9(5), 695-710.

Van Servellen, G., Brown, J. S., Lombardi, E., & Herrera, G. (2003). Health literacy in low-income Latino men and women receiving antiretroviral therapy in community-based treatment centers. AIDS Patient Care STDS, 17(6), 283-298.

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