Joseph Catania, Ph.D.

Joseph Catania, Ph.D.


Office: 541-737-3828

Waldo Hall

Waldo Hall 423

2250 SW Jefferson Way

2250 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331
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I am actively conducting research in the field of implementation science and sexual health, studying youth and young adults in Tanzania and in major urban areas of the United States.I have 30 years of research experience cross cutting numerous fields including sexual health, survey methods, bioethics, and implementation science. I have conducted extensive work across all age groups and major ethnic/racial groups in the United States with a special emphasis on LGBT individuals.


Joe’s research career included 27 years at the University of California San Francisco and 12 years at Oregon State University conducting laboratory experimental, population survey, and intervention studies in the broader field of sexual health. This work employs quantitative and qualitative methodologies. Published work from these prior investigations has appeared in Science, New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, American Journal of Public Health, Journal of Sex Research, Journal of STD Research, and The Journal of Behavioral Medicine to name a few. Students have published extensively off of both the quantitative and qualitative data sets. All data sets are available for student use.

Current work involves research on improving the usability of Oral-HIV self-testing kits in African American MSM populations and among Tanzanian youth. Data from the RESPECT study, which is a national survey of organizations implementing the HIV/STI RESPECT program, and data from the Chicago qualitative study of African American adolescent’s sexual development are also available for student use. Current students are conducting work using Joe’s National Sexual Health Survey, Tanzania investigation, Chicago African American MSM study, and are conducting student initiated research on pediatric dental public health and the impact of organizational communication processes on program implementation. Students at all levels are welcome to discuss their interests. Student initiated studies are welcome. A past example is an undergraduate honors student who worked with Joe to initiate a project in Tanzania, which provided pilot data for a successful RO1 NIH grant which the student then worked on as study director prior to attending medical school.

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