Rodman Turpin, PhD, MS


Dr. Rodman Turpin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Global and Community Health, College of Health and Human Services. Turpin's research focuses on novel methodologic approaches, including latent variable analysis and causal inference modeling, related to intersectionality and syndemic theory. This includes investigating racism, homophobia, and related stigma as key social determinants of health and intervention targets. His research explores relationships between these factors and HIV and STI prevention among racial/ethnic and sexual minorities, particularly Black sexual minority men. Community and research partnerships, including collaboration with community-based organizations, are core elements of his research. Before coming to Mason, Turpin was a Research Assistant Professor in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Maryland, College Park, School of Public Health, and the Microbiology Laboratory Instructional Coordinator at Howard University Hospital.


Select Publications 

  • Turpin R, Mandell CJ, Camp AD, Davidson Mhonde R, Dyer T, Mayer KH, Liu H, Coates T, Boekeloo B (2023). Covid-19, Vaccine Hesitancy, and HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis among Black sexual minority men. JAIDS. 94(5):p 387-394, December 15, 2023. | DOI: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000003305

  • Turpin RE, Smith J, Watson L, Heine B, Dyer T, Liu H. Latent profiles of stigma and HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis among Black sexual minority men: an exploratory study (2022). SN Soc Sci.2(9):192. doi: 10.1007/s43545-022-00490-w. Epub 2022 Sep 14. PMID: 36119436; PMCID: PMC9472176.

  • Turpin R, Akre ER, Williams N, Boekeloo B, Fish J (2021). Differences in Health Care Access and Satisfaction Across Intersections of Race/Ethnicity and Sexual Identity. Academic Medicine 96.11: 1592-1597.

  • Turpin, RE, Watson, L, Mayer, K, Dyer, T. (2021). Latent Classes of Sexual Identity and Homophobia associated with Sexual Risk among Black sexual minority men in HPTN 061. J Sex Res. May-Jun;58(5):638-647. doi: 10.1080/00224499.2021.1886228. Epub 2021 Feb 25.

  • Turpin R, Dyer T, Dangerfield D, Liu, H, Mayer, K (2021). Latent transition analysis of a multi-component behavioral syndemic among Black men who have sex with men in the HPTN 061 cohort: Interactions between social support, trauma, and behavioral health. Drug Alcohol Depend, 214(108106)

Reviewing Activities for Journals and Presses

  • Pharmaceuticals, 2022
  • Venereology, 2022
  • Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, 2022
  • Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 2022
  • Journal of Men’s Health, 2021-22
  • LGBT Health, 2021
  • Nature Microbiology, 2021-22
  • Journal of Sex Research, 2021-22
  • Addictive Behaviors, 2020
  • Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 2020
  • Substance Abuse and Rehabilitation, 2020
  • International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 2020-21
  • Journal of Urban Health, 2020
  • Archives of Sexual Behavior, 2020
  • International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2019-22
  • Journal of Adolescent Health, 2019-20
  • Health Promotion Practice, 2019-20
  • Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 2019
  • Journal of Healthcare for the Poor and Underserved, 2019
  • Women’s Health, 2019
  • AIDS and Behavior, 2018-21
  • Journal of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndromes, 2018-21


  • American Public Health Association
  • Society for Prevention Research
  • HIV Prevention Trials Network
  • Black Gay Research Group
  • Gay Men’s Health Collaborative
  • Delta Omega Public Health Society
  • University of Maryland Flagship Fellowship Society
  • American Society for Clinical Pathologists (Specialist in Microbiology)
  • American Society for Clinical Pathologists (Medical Laboratory Scientist)


  • PhD, Epidemiology, University of Maryland
  • MS, Health Education, Howard University
  • BS, Clinical Laboratory Science, Howard University