Health Disparities, Intersectional Minority Stress, Digital Health, Culturally Tailored Interventions Informed by Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Strengths-Based Approaches, Biological Mechanisms of Social and Structural Determinants of Health


Dr. Vincent is the director of the Health Disparities and Prevention Science (HDPS) Lab. His research program merges clinical and community psychology, health psychology, and public health. Focusing on vulnerable populations, he investigates the impact of social determinants of health, such as stigma and poverty, on mental and physical health outcomes, including health behaviors.

Dr. Vincent strives toward a strengths-based approach. He is interested in multilevel conceptualizations of the individual in context and an appreciation for intersectionality theory. As part of a multilevel approach, broadly defined, Dr. Vincent also investigates intraindividual, biological substrates of stigma and other social determinants of health. Dr. Vincent uses both quantitative and qualitative data-analytic methods in his work.

Dr. Vincent’s research priorities are informed in part by the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and the Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative, which emphasize: (1) achieving viral suppression among people living with HIV to reduce HIV transmissibility by retaining them in HIV care and (2) addressing comorbidities and complications, including mental health concerns (e.g., trauma, severe acute stress reactivity). Thus, he is currently working on two National Institute of Mental Health-funded projects to develop digital health interventions that combine live sessions and text messaging to: (1) re-engage Black sexual-minority men (BSMM) living with HIV who have fallen out of HIV care back into care and (2) address trauma and resilience early after BSMM are diagnosed with HIV. This work also identifies social and structural factors in the healthcare system, particularly HIV care settings, that contribute to BSMM falling out of HIV care.

Dr. Vincent is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Temple University. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Florida and a Doctor of Philosophy from the Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical and Community Psychology at Georgia State University. While a postdoctoral research fellow in prevention science at the University of California, San Francisco, Dr. Vincent completed a Master of Public Health in epidemiology with training in biostatistics from the University of California, Berkeley. Following his postdoctoral fellowship, Dr. Vincent became an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at UCSF.

Joining the HDPS Lab: Dr. Vincent is accepting 1 graduate student for the academic year of 2024/2025. Email him if you have any questions.

Dr. Vincent and the HDPS Lab also accept undergraduate student volunteers interested in gaining research experience related to health disparities and prevention science. If you are an undergraduate student at Temple University who would like to volunteer, please email us at hdpslab@temple.edufor more information.

Curriculum Vitae | Website

Selected Publications

  • Vincent, W. (in press). Evaluation of several psychological distress questions as a singular screener during a global crisis in a national probability survey in the United States and applicability to future crises. Psychiatry Research.
  • Ramos, S. D.*, Vincent, W., Siconolfi, D. E., Pollock, L. M., Horvath, K. J., Campbell, C. K., Tebbetts, S. Kegeles, S. M., & Storholm, E. D. (in press). Differential associations of depressive symptomology to HIV care engagement among young Black sexual minority men with HIV in the US South: A multi-group analysis of mood, intimate partner violence, and alcohol use. AIDS and Behavior.
  • Ogunbajo, A., Siconolfi, D., Storholm, E., Vincent, W., Pollack, L., Rebchook, G., Tan, J., Huebner, D., & Kegeles, S. (2023). History of incarceration is associated with unmet socioeconomic needs and structural discrimination among young Black sexual minority men (SMM) in the United States. Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine,100(3), 447–458. doi: 10.1007/s11524-023-00737-8
  • Vincent, W. (2023). Developing and evaluating a measure of willingness to use pandemic-related mHealth tools using national probability samples in the United States: Quantitative psychometric analyses and tests of sociodemographic group differences. JMIR Formative Research, 7, e38298.
  • Hojilla, J. C., Sarovar, V., Lam, J. O., Park, I., Vincent, W., Hare, C. B., Silverberg, M. J., & Satre, D. D. (2023). Sexually transmitted infection screening in key populations of persons living with HIV. AIDS and Behavior, 27, 96-105.
  • Vincent, W., del Río-González, A. M., Neilands, T.B., & Bowleg, L. (2022). Resilience and its limits: The roles of individual resilience, social capital, racial discrimination and binge drinking on sexual behavior among Black heterosexual men. Archives of Sexual Behavior.
  • Vincent, W., & McFarland, W. (2022). Missed opportunities for healthcare providers to discuss HIV preexposure prophylaxis with people who inject drugs. International Journal of Drug Policy, 110, 103873.
  • Siconolfi, D., Storholm, E. D., Vincent, W., Pollack, L., Rebchook, G. M., Huebner, D. M., Peterson, J. L., & Kegeles, S. M. (2021). Prevalence and correlates of sexual violence experienced by young adult Black men who have sex with men. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 50, 3261 3636.
  • Gordon, D. M., Moore, K., Vincent, W., Iwamoto, D. G., Campbell, C., … Jundkins, A. (2021). Intimate partner violence among low-income fathers: Testing a stress-coping model. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 36(2-4), 1634-1659.
  • Vincent, W., Carrico, A. W., Dilworth, S. E., Fuchs, D., Neilands, T. B., Moskowitz, J. T., & Flentje, A. (2021). Intersecting minority statuses and tryptophan degradation among stimulant-using, sexual minority men living with HIV. Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology, 89(3), 156-165.


Courses Taught

  • PSY 2201 - Foundations of Psychopathology
  • PSY 8410 - Multicultural Issues in Clinical Psychology