Nathan B. Hansen

Health Promotion & Behavior
Department Head
Professor

Health Promotion & Behavior

  • Education

    PhD, Clinical Psychology, Brigham Young University, 2000

    Postdoctoral Fellowship, Health Psychology, Yale University, 2002

    BS, Psychology, Brigham Young University, 1994

  • Areas of Expertise

    Research: mental health treatment outcome, substance use prevention and treatment, HIV prevention, treatment and care

    Teaching: program planning and evaluation, research methods, behavioral medicine

  • Course Instruction

    Dr. Hansen’s teaching philosophy and experience is grounded in a commitment to tailored mentorship. His role as a mentor is a core component of his professional identity, and he is committed to offering the highest quality training experience, using a very hands-on, imaginative and collaborative approach.

  • Research Interests

    Dr. Hansen has dedicated his career to conducting clinically-relevant research, both domestically and internationally, and within both clinical and community settings, focused on the mental health needs of people living with or at risk for HIV infection. Specifically, his research program in Global Mental Health and HIV Prevention aims to (1) address the intersection of mental health problems and HIV risk and infection, (2) reduce the global burden of suffering from mental health problems, and (3) increase the health and quality of life of those living with HIV.

  • Selected Publications

    Betancourt, T.S., McBain, R., Newnham, E.A., Akinsulure-Smith, A.M., Brennen, R.T., Weisz, J.R. & Hansen, N.B. A behavioral intervention for war-affected youth in Sierra-Leone: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 2014; 53:1288-1297.

    Haile, R., Rowell-Cunsolo T. L., Parker, E. A., Meyer, I. H., Padilla, M. B., & Hansen, N. B. An empirical test of racial/ethnic differences in perceived racism and affiliation with the gay community: Implications for understanding HIV risk. Journal of Social Issues. 2014; 70:342-359.