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Kristi Gamarel, PhD


Associate Professor
Public Health

Kristi Gamarel (she/her) is an Associate Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Her program of research focuses on elucidating and addressing how intersectional oppression contributes to health inequities among LGBTQ+ communities. Her research is largely focused on using CBPR principles in the development of community-engaged interventions designed with, by, and for LGBTQ+ communities.  An additional area of her research focuses on dissemination and implementation science in the context of HIV prevention interventions, including peer-delivered and digital health interventions. She has also been actively involved with the Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV Interventions (ATN) since 2014, including serving as Protocol Chair. She co-created and currently directs the ATN Communication-Dissemination Hub, which is focused on expediting the gap between research, practice, and policy. Her scholarship is informed by community-based participatory research principles and she prioritizes cultural humility in her research, teaching, and mentoring.


Health Implementation

University Affiliation(s)

IHPI | ISR-Population Studies Center

Research Area(s)

LGBTQ+ Mental Health


  • Co-investigator of: Translating basic behavioral science into a just-in-time adaptive intervention for engaging youth living with HIV in mHealth
  • Principal investigator of: Testing a tailored HIV prevention platform in a nationwide sample of high priority populations
  • Principal investigator of: A multi-level approach to improve HIV prevention and care for transgender women of color