Dr. Darren L. Whitfield is an assistant professor of social work and psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Social and Department of Psychiatry. He also serves as the Direct Practice Chair for the School of Social Work. As a researcher, his scholarship focuses on HIV prevention for Black gay and bisexual men and psychosocial, sociocultural, and structural factors associated with health outcomes for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community, particular communities of color using an intersectional framework.
Currently, his research activities include several intervention adaptations of an HIV/STI/viral hepatitis and substance use program for LGBTQ youth of color in Pittsburgh funded by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration and an examination of pre-exposure prophylaxis use among Black gay and bisexual men. He was a former HPTN Domestic Scholar and serves on several working groups for HPTN 096.