Health Disparities, Person-Centered Methods, Strengths-Based Approaches, Intersectionality, Culturally Tailored Intervention Based on Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches, Biological Substrates of Social 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.

Currently, Dr. Vincent is developing a theory-informed, empowerment-oriented, mobile-health intervention to engage Black sexual-minority men living with HIV who have fallen out of HIV care back into care. The National Institute of Mental Health funds this work.

Dr. Vincent is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology 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 2023/2024. He is also accepting undergraduate students interested in gaining research experience related to health disparities and prevention science. Email him if you have any questions.

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications

  • Siconolfi, D., Storholm, E. D., Vincent, W., Pollack, L., Rebchook, G. M., Huebner, D. M., Peterson, J. L., Kegeles, S. M. (in press). Prevalence and correlates of sexual violence experienced by young adult Black men who have sex with men. Archives of Sexual Behavior
  • 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.
  • Vincent, W., Lin, J., Veloso, D., Miller, D., & McFarland, W. (2021). Homelessness, HIV testing, and the reach of public health efforts for people who inject drugs, San Francisco, California. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 221, 108560. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2021.108560
  • 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. doi: 10.1177/0886260517736878  
  • Vincent, W., Peterson, J. L., Huebner, D. M., Storholm, E. D., Neilands, T.
  • B., Rebchook, G. M., Pollack, L., Tan, J. Y., & Kegeles S. M. (2020). Resilience and depression in young black men who have sex with men: A social-ecological framework. Stigma and Health, 5, 364-374. doi: 10.1037/sah0000206
  • Vincent, W., Sevelius, J., Lippman, S. A., Linnemayr, S., & Arnold, E. A. (2019). Identifying opportunities for collaboration across the social sciences to reach the 10-10-10: A multilevel approach. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 82, S118-S123. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000002170
  • Vincent W., Peterson, J. L., Storholm, E. D., Huebner, D. M., Neilands ,T. B., Calabrese, S. K., … Kegeles, S. M. (2019). A person-centered approach to HIV-related protective and risk factors for young Black men who have sex with men: Implications for pre-exposure prophylaxis and HIV treatment as prevention. AIDS and Behavior, 23, 2803-2815. doi: 10.1007/s10461-019-02630-5
  • Harrison, B., Vincent, W., Meyer, J. P., Bodnar, S., Kershaw, T., Sikkema, K. J., … Hansen, N. B. (2019). Depressive symptoms, physical symptoms, and health-related quality of life among older adults with HIV. Quality of Life Research, 28, 3313-3322 doi: 10.1007/s11136-019-02271-0
  • Storholm, E. D., Huang, W., Siconolfi, D. E., Carrico, A. W., Vincent, W., Rebchook, G. M., … Kegeles, S. M. (2019). Sources of resilience as mediators of the effect of minority stress on stimulant use and sexual risk behavior among young Black men who have sex with men. AIDS and Behavior. doi: 10.1007/s10461-019-02572-y 
  • Calabrese, S. K., Earnshaw, V. A., Krakower, D. S., Underhill, K., Vincent, W., Magnus, M., … Dovidio, J. F. (2018). A closer look at racism and heterosexism in medical students' clinical decision-making related to HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP): Implications for PrEP. AIDS and Behavior, 22, 1122-1138. doi: 10.1007/s10461-017 1979-z  
  • Vincent, W., Pollack, L. M., Huebner, D. M., Peterson, J. L., Steward, W. T., Rebchook, G. M., Storholm, E. D., & Kegeles, S. M. (2017). HIV risk and multiple sources of
  • heterosexism among young black men who have sex with men. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 85, 1122-1130. doi: 10.1037/ccp0000235 
  • Vincent, W., McFarland, W., & Raymond, H. F. (2017). What factors are associated with receiving a recommendation to get tested for HIV by health care providers among men who have sex with men? Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 75, S357–S362. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000001411  
  • Vincent, W., Fang, X., Calabrese, S. K., Heckman, T. G., Sikkema, K. J., & Hansen, N. B. (2017). HIV-related shame and health-related quality of life among older, HIV-positive adults. Journal Behavioral Medicine, 40, 434-444. doi: 10.1007/s10865-016-9812-0  
  • Vincent, W., Peterson, J. L., & Parrott, D. J. (2016). The association between AIDS-related stigma and aggression toward gay men and lesbians.Aggressive Behavior, 42, 542-554. doi: 10.1002/ab.21649  
  • Vincent, W., Gordon, D. M., Campbell, C., Ward, N. L., Albritton, T., & Kershaw, T. (2016). Adherence to traditionally masculine norms and condom-related beliefs: Emphasis on African American and Hispanic men. Psychology of Men and Masculinity, 17, 42-53. doi:10.1037/a0039455

Courses Taught

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