Morgan Philbin

Morgan Philbin

Morgan Philbin

Assistant Professor
Sociomedical Sciences


722 West 168th Street, Fl 5, Room 536
New York NY USA 10032
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Dr. Philbin is a social and behavioral scientist whose work explores how social-structural factors impact health outcomes for vulnerable populations, particularly sexual minority youth. 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 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 is also leading an HIV Center funded pilot study that explores how state-level immigration policies influence health outcomes for Latinos. Dr. Philbin is currently a Co-Investigator on an NICHD-funded project through the Adolescent Trials Network that examines how HIV-infected youth transition to adult care; her previous work has explored factors that influence linkage to care and engagement in care for newly diagnosed HIV-positive adolescents.



PhD, 2013, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
MHS, 2007, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
BA, 2004, Wesleyan University

Honors & Awards

Travel Award for Early Career Investigators. College on Problems of Drug Dependence
Finalist. DuRant Award for Statistical Rigor Process. Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM)
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

Select Publications

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. 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]
Philbin MM, Parker CM*, Flaherty MG, Hirsch JS. (2019) Public Libraries: A community-level resource to advance population Health. Journal of Community Health. 44(1): 192-199. NIHMS 971693
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
Philbin MM, Tanner AE, DuVal A, Ellen JM, Xu JH, Kapogiannis B, Bethel J, Fortenberry JD. (2014) Factors affecting linkage to care and engagement in care for newly diagnosed HIV-positive adolescents within fifteen adolescent medicine clinics in the United States. AIDS & Behavior. 18(8): 1501-15-10

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