Position: Distinguished Professor
Campus Affiliation: Hunter College
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph. D., University of Houston
Training Area: Basic and Applied Social Psychology|Health Psychology and Clinical Science
Research Interests: Intersection Between Sexual Risk Behaviors and Substance Use
Dr. Parsons is Professor of Psychology and Public Health at Hunter College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He is the Director of the Center for HIV/AIDS Educational Studies and Training (CHEST; www.chestnyc.org). CHEST focuses on the identification and promotion of strategies that prevent the spread of HIV and that improve the lives of people living with HIV. He has been the Principal Investigator on numerous research grants with NIH and CDC. His current research focuses on gay/bisexual men, sexual risk behaviors, drug/alcohol use, sexual compulsivity, gay parenting, and gay couples. He is the Editor of Sexuality Research and Social Policy, and an Associate Editor of Archives of Seuxal Behavior and AIDS and Behavior.