Jacob Bleasdale

Jacob Bleasdale, PhD, MS

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Department: Department of Epidemiology
Business Phone: (352) 273-5468
Business Email: jbleasdale@ufl.edu

Research Profile

Dr. Bleasdale (he/him) is a NIAAA T32 Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Translational Science Training to Reduce the Impact of Alcohol on HIV Infection in the Southern HIV and Alcohol Research Consortium (SHARC) at the University of Florida (UF).

Broadly, his research interests are in behavioral and social factors influencing sexually transmitted infection (STI) epidemiology. Much of Dr. Bleasdaleā€™s research has focused on HIV acquisition, with an emphasis on the social and structural contexts of HIV prevention and care. His current research centers on the social, behavioral, and structural contexts of HIV/STI prevention, and the role of alcohol and substance use in these relationships. Additionally, Dr. Bleasdale has research interests and experience in LGBTQ+ health disparities, patient-provider communication, and opioid use, misuse, and treatment.

Prior to joining UF, Dr. Bleasdale completed his doctorate in Community Health and Health Behavior, his MS in Community Health and Health Behavior, and his BS in Biomedical Sciences from the University at Buffalo.

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0002-9779-1413

Areas of Interest
  • Alcohol and substance use
  • Behavioral epidemiology
  • HIV Prevention
  • HIV Stigma
  • Harm Reduction
  • Patient-Provider Communication
  • Sexual health
  • Sexually transmitted infections

Publications

2024
Addressing food insecurity in HIV care: perspectives from healthcare and social service providers in New York state
AIDS Care. 1-10 [DOI] 10.1080/09540121.2024.2309331.
2024
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Health Education in Healthcare Professional Graduate Programs: A Comparison of Medical, Nursing, and Pharmacy Students.
Journal of homosexuality. 71(1):193-206 [DOI] 10.1080/00918369.2022.2111535. [PMID] 35984396.
2024
Trusted Information Sources About the COVID-19 Vaccine Vary in Underserved Communities
Journal of Community Health. [DOI] 10.1007/s10900-023-01319-0.
2023
Collaborative Care Models to Improve Pain and Reduce Opioid Use in Primary Care: a Systematic Review
Journal of General Internal Medicine. 38(13):3021-3040 [DOI] 10.1007/s11606-023-08343-9. [PMID] 37580632.
2023
The impact of food insecurity on receipt of care, retention in care, and viral suppression among people living with HIV/AIDS in the United States: a causal mediation analysis
Frontiers in Public Health. 11 [DOI] 10.3389/fpubh.2023.1133328. [PMID] 37601182.
2022
“I was 15 when I started doing drugs with my dad”: Victimization, Social Determinants of Health, and Criminogenic Risk Among Women Opioid Intervention Court Participants.
Journal of interpersonal violence. 37(21-22):NP20513-NP20541 [DOI] 10.1177/08862605211052053. [PMID] 34989645.
2022
“Shades of risk”: Understanding current PrEP users’ sexually transmitted infection perceptions.
AIDS care. 34(3):353-358 [DOI] 10.1080/09540121.2021.1957762. [PMID] 34308702.
2022
An Analysis of Sex Practices and Behaviors Among African Americans in Sexually Concurrent and Sexually Exclusive Relationships.
Journal of racial and ethnic health disparities. 9(5):1923-1931 [DOI] 10.1007/s40615-021-01130-4. [PMID] 34405391.
2022
Characterizing Racial Differences of Mental Health Burdens, Psychosocial Determinants, and Impacts on HIV Prevention Outcomes Among Young Men Who have Sex With Men: a Community-based Study in Two U.S. Cities.
Journal of racial and ethnic health disparities. 9(4):1114-1124 [DOI] 10.1007/s40615-021-01052-1. [PMID] 33987809.
2022
Factors correlated with pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) awareness and use among black adults in the United States: implications for improving HIV prevention.
AIDS care. 34(11):1481-1488 [DOI] 10.1080/09540121.2022.2113027. [PMID] 35981242.
2022
Female Opioid Court Participants’ Narratives of Siloed Medical, Legal, and Social Service Sector Interactions to Inform Future Integrated Interventions.
Journal of correctional health care : the official journal of the National Commission on Correctional Health Care. 28(5):336-344 [DOI] 10.1089/jchc.20.12.0116. [PMID] 36269602.
2022
Racial Variations in Psychosocial Vulnerabilities Linked to Differential Poppers Use and Associated HIV-Related Outcomes among Young Men Who Have Sex with Men: A Study in Two U.S. Metropolitan Areas.
Substance use & misuse. 57(4):560-568 [DOI] 10.1080/10826084.2021.2023185. [PMID] 35067175.
2022
Socio-Structural Factors and HIV Care Engagement among People Living with HIV during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Qualitative Study in the United States.
Tropical medicine and infectious disease. 7(10) [DOI] 10.3390/tropicalmed7100259. [PMID] 36288000.
2022
Women’s Motivators to Engage in Opioid Use Disorder Treatment While Enrolled in an Opioid Intervention Court.
Substance use & misuse. 57(7):1035-1042 [DOI] 10.1080/10826084.2022.2058704. [PMID] 35382688.
2021
HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) knowledge, familiarity, and attitudes among United States healthcare professional students: A cross-sectional study.
Preventive medicine reports. 22 [DOI] 10.1016/j.pmedr.2021.101334. [PMID] 33680721.
2021
Provider-Patient Communication on Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (Prep) for HIV Prevention: An Exploration of Healthcare Provider Challenges.
Health communication. 36(13):1677-1686 [DOI] 10.1080/10410236.2020.1787927. [PMID] 32633137.
2020
“I think everybody should take it if they’re doing drugs, doing heroin, or having sex for money”: a qualitative study exploring perceptions of pre-exposure prophylaxis among female participants in an opioid intervention court program.
Substance abuse treatment, prevention, and policy. 15(1) [DOI] 10.1186/s13011-020-00331-0. [PMID] 33228721.
2020
Examining taste testing and point-of-purchase prompting as strategies to promote healthier food selection from food trucks.
Public health nutrition. 1-8 [DOI] 10.1017/S1368980020002815. [PMID] 32873347.
2020
Prescribing HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis: A qualitative analysis of health care provider training needs.
Journal of HIV/AIDS & social services. 19(1):107-123 [DOI] 10.1080/15381501.2020.1712291. [PMID] 32908464.
2019
Awareness, knowledge, and attitudes towards human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) among pharmacy students.
Currents in pharmacy teaching & learning. 11(4):352-360 [DOI] 10.1016/j.cptl.2019.01.011. [PMID] 31040011.

Education

Ph.D. Community Health and Health Behavior
2023 · University at Buffalo, State University of New York
M.S. Community Health and Health Behavior
2021 · University at Buffalo, State University of New York
B.S. Biomedical Sciences
2019 · University at Buffalo, State University of New York

Contact Details

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(352) 273-5468
Emails:
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jbleasdale@ufl.edu
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