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Michele G. Shedlin,

433 First Ave Room 672
New York, NY 10010
Areas of Specialization 

Reproductive health, Substance abuse, HIV/AIDS, Immigrant/refugee health, Sexual minorities, Qualitative research methodology, Narrative medicine

PhD, 1982, Columbia University School of Arts and Sciences
MPhil, 1982, Columbia University School of Arts and Sciences
MA, 1975, Columbia University School of Arts and Sciences
BS, 1968, Columbia University School of General Studies
1961 & 1962, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Summer Sessions
Professional Overview 
Dr. Shedlin, Professor, NYU College of Nursing, formerly held the Charles H. and Shirley T. Leavell Endowed Chair in Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Texas at El Paso where she was also Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology and Co-Director, of the NIH Hispanic Health Disparities Research Center. She is a medical anthropologist with extensive experience in reproductive health, substance abuse and HIV/AIDS research in Latin America and the US. She has designed and implemented behavioral studies and qualitative research training at the community, university and national levels, to inform and evaluate prevention and care. Dr. Shedlin is also a Senior Fulbright Scholar having taught at the at the University of Szeged (Hungary) in Nursing, Medicine and Dentistry, and was appointed Honorary University Professor there as well as Visiting Professor, College of Dentistry.
Honors and Awards 
Honorary University Professorship, University of Szeged, Hungary
Certification: HIV Confidentiality Law: National Development and Research Institutes Training Institute
Certification: HIV Counseling: New York State Department of Health, AIDS Institute
Professional Membership 
Advances in Population: Editorial Board
American Anthropological Association
American Public Health Association, Latino Caucus
IMIFAP, Mexico: Board of Directors
Journal of Sexuality Research & Social Policy: International Editorial Board
New York Academy of Medicine: Fellow
Population Association of America
Society for Medical Anthropology
NIH Review Participation: Behavioral and Social Science Approaches to Preventing AIDS (BSPH), College of CSR Reviewers (2010-2012), Community Influences on Health Behavior (CIHB) , Social Sciences, Nursing, Epidemiology, and Methods (SNEM) , Special Emphasis Panels [Population; Clinical and Research Ethics]
Clinical Practice / Clinical Interests 


Kissinger, P., Kovacs, S., Anderson-Smits, C., Schmidt, N., Salinas, O., Hembling, J., Beaulieu, A., Longfellow, L., Liddon, N., Rice, J., & Shedlin, M. (2012). Patterns and predictors of HIV/STI risk among Latino migrant men in a new receiving community. AIDS and Behavior, 16, 199-213. 10.1007/s10461-011-9945-7.
Potter, J.E., McKinnon, S., Hopkins, K., Amastae, J., Shedlin, M.G., Powers, D.A., & Grossman, D. (2011). Continuation of prescribed compared with over-the-counter oral contraceptives. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 117, 551-557. 10.1097/AOG.0b013e31820afc46.
Deren, S., Shedlin, M., Kang, S.Y., & Cortes, D.E. (2011). HIV risk and prevention among Hispanic immigrants in New York: The salience of diversity. Substance Use and Misuse, 46, 254-263. 10.3109/10826084.2011.523215.
Shedlin, M.G., Decena, C.U., Mangadu, T., & Martinez, A. (2011). Research participant recruitment in Hispanic communities: Lessons learned. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 13, 352-360. 10.1007/s10903-009-9292-1.
Montes Penha, M., Shedlin, M.G., Reisen, C.A., Poppen, P.J., Bianchi, F.T., Decena, C.U., & Zea, M.C. (2010). Ethnographic fieldwork on sexual behavior: Developing ethical guidelines for native researchers. In D. A. Feldman (Ed.), AIDS, culture and gay men, (pp. 155-166). Gainsville, FL: University of Florida Press.
Bianchi, F.T., Shedlin, M.G., Brooks, K.D., Montes Penha, M., Reisen, C.A., Zea, M.C., & Poppen, P.J. (2010). Partner selection among Latino immigrant men who have sex with men. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 39, 1321-1330. 10.1007/s10508-009-9510-x, PMCID: PMC2992808.
Shedlin, M.G., Arauz, R., Ortells, P., Aburto, M., & Norori, D. (2008). Factors influencing drug use and HIV risk in two Nicaraguan cities. In Y. F. Thomas, D. Richardson, & I. Cheung (Eds.), Geography and drug addiction, (pp. 267-285). New York: Springer.
Belenko, S.R., Shedlin, M., & Chaple, M. (2006). HIV risk behaviors, knowledge, and prevention service experiences among African American and other offenders. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 16(4 Suppl B), 108-129. 10.1353/hpu.2005.0075.
Shedlin, M.G., Drucker, E., Decena, C.U., Hoffman, S., Bhattacharya, G., Beckford, S., & Barreras, R. (2006). Immigration and HIV/AIDS in the New York metropolitan area. Journal of Urban Health, 83, 43-58. 10.1007/s11524-005-9006-5, PMCID: PMC2258326.
Shedlin, M.G., & Shulman, L.C. (2006). New Hispanic migration and HIV risk in New York. Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies, 4, 47-58. 10.1300/J500v04n01_04.
Shedlin, M.G., Decena, C.U., & Oliver-Velez, D. (2005). Initial acculturation and HIV risk among new Hispanic immigrants. Journal of the National Medical Association, 97, 32S-37S. PMCID: PMC2640649.
Shedlin, M.G. (2005). Research versus support: Focus group participants living with HIV/AIDS. In P. R. Ulin, E. T. Robinson, & E. E. Tolley (Eds.), Qualitiative methods in public health: A field guide for applied research, (pp. 110-111). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Shedlin, M.G., & Shulman, L. (2004). Qualitative needs assessment of HIV services among Dominican, Mexican and Central American immigrant populations living in the New York City area. AIDS Care, 16, 434-445. 10.1080/09540120410001683376.
Shedlin, M.G., & Deren, S. (2001). Cultural factors influencing HIV risk behavior among Dominicans in New York City. Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, 1, 71-95. 10.1300/J233v01n01_05.
Benagiano, G., & Shedlin M.G. (1992). Cultural factors in oral contraceptive compliance. Advances in Contraception, 8 (Suppl 1), 47-56. 10.1007/BF01849450.