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Research Interests

My primary clinical and research activities relate to the care of marginalized youth populations including HIV+ and LGBT young people. Our research is largely HIV prevention in nature, mostly targeting either young men who have sex with men or transgender individuals. A new area of research and clinical interest involves working with young gender variant children and families

Certifications and Licenses

Adolescent Medicine

Training Experience

1995Residency, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
1997Fellowship, Children's Hospital-Boston
2001Fellowship, Children's Hospital-Boston

Education/Academic qualification

MPH, Harvard University

… → 1999

MD, New York University

… → 1992


  • AIDS
  • Adolescent Health
  • HIV Infection
  • Pediatrics
  • Public Health
  • Translational Research

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Grants 2012 2021

Research Output 1998 2019

Health Literacy
Cell Phones
Medication Adherence
Self Efficacy
African Americans

Burden of HIV among young transgender women: factors associated with HIV infection and HIV treatment engagement

Jin, H., Restar, A., Biello, K., Kuhns, L. M., Reisner, S., Garofalo, R. & Mimiaga, M. J., Jan 2 2019, In : AIDS Care - Psychological and Socio-Medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV. 31, 1, p. 125-130 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Transgender Persons
HIV Infections
Primary Health Care

Acceptability of Antiretroviral Pre-exposure Prophylaxis from a Cohort of Sexually Experienced Young Transgender Women in Two U.S. Cities

Restar, A. J., Kuhns, L. M., Reisner, S. L., Ogunbajo, A., Garofalo, R. & Mimiaga, M. J., Nov 1 2018, In : AIDS and Behavior. 22, 11, p. 3649-3657 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Transgender Persons
Linear Models
Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis
HIV Infections

Adaptation of a group-based HIV risk reduction intervention to a mobile app for young sexual minority men

Schnall, R., Kuhns, L. M., Hidalgo, M. A., Powell, D., Thai, J., Hirshfield, S., Pearson, C., Ignacio, M., Bruce, J., Batey, D. S., Radix, A., Belkind, U. & Garofalo, R., Dec 1 2018, In : AIDS Education and Prevention. 30, 6, p. 449-462 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mobile Applications
Risk Reduction Behavior

A mobile health intervention for HIV prevention among racially and ethnically diverse young men: Usability evaluation

Cho, H., Powell, D., Pichon, A., Thai, J., Bruce, J., Kuhns, L. M., Garofalo, R. & Schnall, R., Sep 1 2018, In : JMIR mHealth and uHealth. 6, 9, e11450.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mobile Applications