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Douglas Bruce

  • dbruce1@depaul.edu
  • Associate Professor, Health Sciences
  • ​PhD, MSW       
  • Health Sciences
  • (773) 325-4322
  • ​McGowan South 411F

Courses/Seminars
  • Fundamentals of Epidemiology (HLTH 310)
  • Introduction to Public Health (HLTH 210)
  • Gay Men’s Health Matters (HLTH 236/LGQ 236)
  • Program Development and Grant Writing (MPH 522)
Douglas Bruce, PhD, MSW is a public health researcher and earned his PhD in public health from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He teaches courses in the Department of Health Sciences, Master of Public Health program, and the LGBTQ Studies program. His research investigates how social processes such as stigma, marginalization and migration function as social determinants of health behavior among sexual minority male youth. His work also focuses on the secondary prevention needs of young persons living with HIV/AIDS, and the role of marijuana in the lives of persons living with chronic disease. As a program evaluation and development consultant, Dr. Bruce has worked with a number of local organizations, such as the AIDS Foundation of Chicago and Chicago Department of Public Health, as well as national and international organizations, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Agency for International Development.  

Recent Publications

Bruce, D., Kahana, S.Y., Bauermeister, J.A., Nichols, S.L., Hightow-Weidman, L.B., Heinze, J.E., Shea, J., Fernandez, M.I., and the ATN. (2015). Neighborhood-level and individual-level correlates of cannabis use among adolescents and emerging adults living with HIV.AIDS. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 151, 173-180.

Harper, G.W., Bruce, D., Fernandez, M.I., Hosek, S.G., Rood, B., & the ATN. (2014). Resilience processes demonstrated by gay and bisexual men living with HIV: Implications for intervention.  AIDS Patient Care and STDs, 28(12), 666-676.

Bruce, D., Harper, G.W., Suleta, K., & the ATN. (2013). Sexual risk behavior and risk reduction beliefs among HIV-positive young men who have sex with men. AIDS and Behavior, 17(4), 1515-1523.

Bruce, D., Harper, G.W., Fernandez, M.I., Jamil, O.B., & the ATN. (2012). Age-concordant and age-discordant sexual behavior among gay and bisexual male adolescents. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 41(2), 441-448.

Bruce, D., Harper, G.W., & the ATN. (2011). Operating without a safety net: Gay male adolescents' responses to marginalization and migration and implications for theory of syndemic production of health disparities. Health Education and Behavior, 38(4), 367-378.