Nina T. Harawa, PhD, MPH

Nina T. Harawa, PhD, MPH, is a Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine and UCLA, an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, and an Associate Professor in the College of Medicine, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. Dr. Harawa received a Doctorate of Philosophy in Epidemiology and a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. She is interested in understanding trends in HIV and other sexually transmitted infections and developing effective, culturally relevant interventions in a variety of populations including high-risk African American men, sexually active African American and Latina women, older adults, and incarcerated and post-incarcerated men and women. Much of her research work has involved partnering with local governmental and community organizations.




“Unstable sexual partnerships in older adults: Exploring racial and gender disparities in potential HIV/STD risk and prevention.” Dr. Harawa’s RCMAR/CHIME-funded project examined sexual partnership instability and racial/ethnic disparities in Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) and HIV risks among diverse elders in the U.S. utilizing data from the NIA-funded National Social Life Health and Aging Project (NSHAP), a nationally representative in-home survey of social, marital, and sexual relationships, attitudes, and behaviors among older persons in the U.S.


  • Harawa NT, Leng M, Kim J, Cunningham WE. Racial/ethnic and gender differences among older adults in nonmonogamous partnerships, time spent single and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 2011 Dec;38(12):1110-7. PMID: 22082721. PMCID: PMC3226772.
  • Harawa NT, Norris KC. The Role of Ethnic Variation and CKD. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2015 Oct 7;10(10):1708-10. doi: 10.2215/CJN.09100815. Epub 2015 Sep 28. PubMed PMID: 26416945; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4594076.