Dr. Philbin is a social and behavioral scientist whose work explores how social-structural factors impact health outcomes for vulnerable populations, particularly racial/ethnic and sexual minority youth. In particular, she is interested in the unintended consequences of public health interventions and practices, with a focus on state-level policies and biomedical HIV prevention. Dr. Philbin completed her postdoctoral fellow in the Division of Gender, Sexuality and Health (HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies) at Columbia University. Her work has been published in several leading journals including the American Journal of Public Health, Social Science and Medicine, Clinical Infectious Disease and JAIDS. Her primary project is a NIDA-funded K01 that explores how state-level policies impact sexual health and substance use risk for sexual minority youth, and the factors that influence of the uptake of these policies; she led a project on how state immigration policies impact mental health outcomes for Latinx individuals and was Co-I on a NIDA-funded project exploring how state-level policies impact substance use outcomes for sexual minority adults. She has led research on HIV biomedical prevention, with a focus on long-acting injectable ART and PrEP. She is currently PI of an R34 that is developing a patient decision aid to help patients and providers choose between oral and long-acting injectable HIV medication.
PhD, 2013, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
MHS, 2007, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
BA, 2004, Wesleyan University
Honors & Awards
National Institutes of Health, Office of Disease Prevention, 2021 Early Stage Investigator Lecture Award
Travel Award for Early Career Investigators. College on Problems of Drug Dependence
Fellow. Fordham University HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute.
Excellence in Abstract Submission for New Investigators. HIV/AIDS Section. American Public Health Association
NIH Loan Repayment Program. National Center on Minority Health & Health Disparities. (2014-2017)
Areas of Expertise
Adolescent Health, Disparities / Inequalities in Health, Immigrant Health, Minority Health, Underserved Populations, HIV/AIDS, Lesbian / Gay / Bisexual / Transgender Health, Sexuality, Urban Health
Philbin MM, Parish C, Kinnard EN, Reed SE, Kerrigan D, Alcaide M, Cohen M, Sosanya O, Sheth AN, Adimora AA, Cocohoba J, Goparaju L, Golub E, Fischl M, Metsch LR. (2020) Multisite Study of Women Living With HIV and Perceived Barriers to, and Interest in, Long Acting Injectable Antiretroviral Therapy. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (JAIDS) 84(3).
Philbin MM, Parish C, Kinnard EN, Reed SE, Kerrigan D, Alcaide M, Cohen M, Sosanya O, Sheth AN, Adimora AA, Cocohoba J, Goparaju L, Golub E, Fischl M, Metsch LR. (In press) Interest in long-acting injectable pre-exposure prophylaxis (LAI PrEP) among women in the Women’s Interagency HIV Study (WIHS): A qualitative study across six cities in the United States. AIDS and Behavior.
Philbin MM, Wang X, Feaster DJ, LaBossier N, Phillips G. (In press) LGB-affirming school climates and sexual health outcomes among US high school students 2015-2017: Differences by sex and sexual identity. Journal of Adolescent Health
Philbin MM, Mauro PM, Santaella-Tenorio*, Mauro CM, Kinnard EN*, Cerdá M, Martins SS. (In Press) Associations between state-level policy liberalism, cannabis use, and cannabis use disorder from 2004 to 2012: Looking beyond medical cannabis law status. International Journal of Drug Policy. NIHMSID: 1521181
Philbin MM, Flake ML, Hatzenbuehler ML, Hirsch JS. (In press) State-level immigration and immigrant-focused policies as drivers of Latino health disparities in the United States. Social Science and Medicine. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.04.007. NIHMS867806
Philbin MM, Feaster DJ, Gooden L, Duan R, Das M, Jacobs P… Metsch LR. (2019) The North-South divide: substance use risk, care engagement, and viral suppression among hospitalized HIV-infected patients in 11 U.S. cities. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 68(1):146-149
Philbin MM, Parker CM*, Parker RG, Wilson PA, Garcia J, Hirsch JS. (2018) Gendered social institutions and preventive healthcare seeking for Black men who have sex with men: the promise of biomedical HIV prevention. Archives of Sexual Behavior. 47(7): 2091-2100. [PMC6309278]
Bayer R, Philbin MM, Remien R. (In Press) The End of Written Informed Consent for HIV Testing in New York State: Not with a Bang but with a Whimper. American Journal of Public Health. NIHMS866278
Philbin MM, Wilson PA, Parker RG, Parker CM*, Garcia J, Hirsch JS. (2016) The Promise of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for Black MSM in New York City: An ecological approach to attitudes, beliefs, and barriers. AIDS Patient Care and STDs. 30(6): 282-290 [PMC4913505]
Philbin MM, Tanner AE, DuVal A, Xu, JH, Ellen JM, Bethel J, Kapogiannis B, Fortenberry JD. (2016) HIV testing, care referral and linkage to care intervals affect time to engagement in care for newly diagnosed HIV-infected adolescents in fifteen adolescent medicine clinics in the United States. JAIDS. 72(2): 222-229