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William Lodge II

Assistant Professor
William Lodge

Dr. William Lodge II is a behavioral and social scientist specializing in HIV primary and secondary prevention, with a particular focus on gender and sexual minority health both domestically and internationally. While his work has primarily focused on South Asia, he has also worked on projects in Brazil, Tanzania, Somalia, Nigeria, and the United States.

Using an interdisciplinary approach, his work applies social theories to public health, focusing on the intersections between individual, interpersonal, and structural factors contributing to health inequities. His expertise spans social epidemiology, behavioral science, and mixed-methods research, emphasizing community engagement, policy, and health equity. Dr. Lodge’s research agenda centers on the development and evaluation of social and behavioral interventions aimed at addressing HIV risk, substance use disorder, and mental health conditions among marginalized populations.

Before pursuing his PhD, he worked for several years at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School on various research projects, including knowledge and attitudes on polio immunization, Ebola and Zika viruses, quality of surgical care, and the cost-effectiveness of a national immunization program.

He received his undergraduate degree in English Literature and South Asian Studies from Brandeis University, his master’s in International Educational Development at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, and his PhD in Behavioral and Social Health Sciences from the Brown University School of Public Health.


About William Lodge II