Kathleen MacQueen, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Health Behavior
Health Behavior Director
UNC CFAR Developmental Core


Kathleen MacQueen is a senior scientist in Social and Behavioral Health Sciences at FHI 360 and holds adjunct appointments in the UNC School of Medicine, Department of Social Medicine and Gillings School of Global Public Health (Department of Health Behavior). She also serves as the UNC CFAR Developmental Core Director.

Dr. MacQueen has conducted research on the social, behavioral and ethical aspects of biomedical HIV prevention trials both globally and domestically, including vaccines, microbicides and PrEP. Most recently, her work includes leading LinCS 2 Durham, a five year NIH R01 project to help build support for new HIV prevention work with Durham’s black communities; an NIH R21 project on developing a framework for evaluating Good Participatory Practices in TB Drug Trials globally; and USAID funded research on women’s adherence to emerging HIV prevention technologies including tenofovir gel and vaginal rings.

Research Activities

Community-based participatory research
Global health
Implementation science
Minority health
Public health studies
Reproductive/sexual health
Research ethics

Service Activities

Standing member of the NIH Behavioral and Social Science Approaches to Preventing HIV/AIDS Study Section [BSPH]

Practice Activities

Community-based participatory research


  • PhD, Anthropology, State University of New York at Binghampton, 1989
  • MA, Anthropology, State University of New York at Binghampton, 1981