Kathleen MacQueen, PhD

  Adjunct Associate Professor
Health Behavior

Senior Scientist
FHI 360



1989 University of New York at Binghamton PhD, Anthropology
1993 Emory University School of Public Health MPH, Public Health
Research interests

  • Ethics
  • Global health
  • Health behavior
  • Minority health
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Women’s health
Research activities


  • Provides leadership for LinCS 2 Durham, a five-year research project undertaken by FHI 360, NCCU, Durham County Health Department, UNC Center for AIDS Research, and UNC-CH. Funded by NINR/NIH, with goal of helping to build support for new HIV prevention work in Durham’s Black communities, especially young adults ages 18 to 30
  • Other projects include:
    • assessment of tenofovir gel adherence and acceptability among CAPRISA 004 participants
    • study exploring use of computer technology to objectively and efficiently evaluate non-verbal cues of comprehension in informed consent
    • development of a stakeholder engagement toolkit

Primary teaching areas

  • Qualitative & mixed methods research design
  • CBPR
  • Social, behavioral & ethical dimensions of HIV prevention research

Primary Research areas

  • Social and behavioral dimensions of biomedical HIV prevention
  • Applied research ethics
  • Community-based participatory research
Staff/administrative responsibilities

HB Availability

  • Faculty research collaboration — works with Carol Golin on HPTN 072
  • Dissertation committee member on HIV, CBPR, qualitative and mixed methods research topics
  • Informal research advice or technical assistance on HIV, CBPR, qualitative and mixed methods research topics