Daniel Halperin, PhD

  Adjunct Professor
Health Behavior


Research interests

  • Child development
  • Environment (general)
  • Global health
  • Health behavior
  • Health communication
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Substance abuse


  • Served as Senior HIV Prevention Advisor for USAID
  • Conducted epidemiological and anthropological research for three decades on various health and sociocultural issues in Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa and other regions
  • Most recent work focuses on the heterosexual transmission of HIV, including extensive experience in designing, managing and evaluating HIV-AIDS programs
  • Actively engaged in collaborative activities with UNAIDS, WHO, other international partners in developing and disseminating policy-setting technical consultations, guidance documents, etc.
  • Most of his research has dealt with previously neglected HIV co-factors, including concurrent sexual partner networks, male circumcision, and “dry sex” practices

Primary Teaching area

  • HIV prevention, etc.

Primary Research areas

  • HIV epidemiology
  • HIV prevention
  • Qualitative research methodology
Staff/administrative responsibilities

HB Availability

  • Advisor on a special project
  • Classroom or continuing education lecture
  • Faculty research collaboration
  • Student research supervision
  • Dissertation committee member
  • Informal research advice or technical assistance
  • HB Student Career Information Day volunteer
Key publications
Timberg, Craig; Halperin, Daniel (2012)
Tinderbox: How the West Sparked the AIDS Epidemic and How the World Can Finally Overcome It.
Penguin, p.410 pages.