Dr. Westmoreland (she/hers) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Florida. Broadly, her research interests are in behavioral and sexually transmitted infections (STI) epidemiology. Much of Dr. Westmoreland’s research has focused on sexual behavior associated with HIV/STI risk and prevention including the role that social and structural contexts play in influencing sexual behavior. Her current research has more specifically focused on the intersection of alcohol/substance use and sexual health behavior culminating in her funded K01 Mentored Research Scientist Development Award focusing on the impacts of alcohol use and misuse on daily PrEP (pill form) adherence. Additionally, Dr. Westmoreland has interests in the use of technology to conduct research and disseminate interventions to hard-to-reach populations, in LGBTQ+ health disparities, in applied social network analysis, and in survey research methodology.
Prior to joining the Department at UF, Dr. Westmoreland completed her post-doctoral training at the City University of New York’s Institute for Implementation Science in Population Health, her doctorate in Epidemiology at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, and her MSPH at the University of South Carolina.
- Alcohol and substance use
- Behavioral epidemiology
- LGBTQ+ health
- Sexual health
- Sexually transmitted infections