Lisa Hightow-Weidman, MD MPH
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Lisa B. Hightow-Weidman, MD, MPH is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Department of Infectious Diseases, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Dr. Hightow-Weidman completed her medical school training at the University of Virginia and became board certified in Internal Medicine in 2001 after completing three years residency training at Stanford University. She completed three years of fellowship training in Infectious Diseases at UNC-Chapel Hill. In 2004, she earned a Masters in Public Health in Epidemiology from the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Public Health. She has been directly involved with the management of HIV-infected adolescents and adults at UNC-Chapel Hill since 2001. Dr. Hightow-Weidman is an expert on social media and utilization and evaluation of technology-based interventions addressing the Care Continuum for youth and young adults, particularly among young men who have sex with men (YMSM). She has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles on these topics. Her research interests include HIV prevention for men who have sex with men (MSM) using both the Internet and other mobile technologies, interventions that use gaming and social networks to change behavior, biomedical HIV prevention technologies, and HIV diagnosis, linkage and retention in care for young MSM. She has a track record of successful funding from the NIH, HRSA and the CDC. She is currently an Associate Editor of the journal Sexually Transmitted Diseases.

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Hightow-Weidman, Lisa B., Muesig, Kathryn E., Bauermeister, J., Zhang, C., LeGrand, S. “Youth, Technology, and HIV: Recent Advances and Future Directions.Current HIV/AIDS Reports 12.4 (2015): 500-515. [PUBMED]

Hightow-Weidman, Lisa B., Muessig, Kathryn E., Pike, EC., LeGrand, S. “HealthMpowerment. org Building Community Through a Mobile-Optimized, Online Health Promotion Intervention.Health Education and Behavior 42.4 (2015): 493-499. [PUBMED]

N.B. Baltierra, K.E. Muessig, E.C. Pike, S. LeGrand, S.S. Bull, L.B. Hightow-Weidman. “More than just tracking time: Complex measures of user engagement with an internet-based promotion intervention.Journal of Biomedical Informatics. 59 (2016): 299-307. [PUBMED]