Tooru Nemoto

Dr. Nemoto is a community psychologist whose research efforts have mainly focused on drug abuse and HIV prevention, particularly among underserved and stigmatized populations, such as transgender persons, Asian female sex workers and Asian and Pacific Islander men who have sex with men.

r Nemoto’s research focuses on social and cultural factors that influence substance abuse and HIV-related risk behaviors. He serves as principal investigator in a number of international research projects, e.g., in Cambodia, Japan and Thailand. His research aims to analyze high-risk behavior and to investigate strategies to prevent substance abuse and HIV risk behaviors. Dr. Nemoto received his doctorate from New York University and post-doctoral training in health policy at the Institute for Health Policy Studies at the University of California, San Francisco.

Public Health Institute, Oakland, United States