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Kristi Gamarel, PhD, M.Ed

Assistant Professor

Dr. Gamarel is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health. She received her PhD in Social Psychology from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Prior to this, she obtained an EdM in Psychological Counseling at Teacher’s College, Columbia University. Before joining the University of Michigan, she was an Assistant Professor (Research) in the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences and the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies at Brown University’s School of Public Health.


Dr. Gamarel’s projects include community-engaged HIV prevention and substance use research with and for sexual and gender minority communities and youth living with HIV. Her research focuses on the development of scalable and sustainable couples-based and peer-delivered approaches to HIV and substance use prevention.


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