Wade Taylor

Wheelock College Social Work Faculty Member Wade TaylorAssistant Professor of Social Work, Chair MSW program
Email: wtaylor@wheelock.edu
Office: ACW 305C

Educational Degrees

Boston College, Graduate School of Social Work, Ph.D.
Baylor University, School of Social Work, M.S.W./M.DIV
Indiana State University, B.S.

Dr. Taylor is an Assistant Professor in Social Work and the Chair of the MSW program. His general research and teaching interests are: 1) practice-based social work research with LGBT families; 2) developing, implementing and evaluating novel primary and secondary HIV-prevention interventions; and 3) multidisciplinary collaborations on diverse approaches to disseminate knowledge on decreasing health disparities and increasing health profiles in underserved, at-risk populations.

He is currently an Associate Research Scientist and faculty member at The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health, where he has worked on multiple grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Currently, he is the Site-Principal Investigator and behavioral health clinician for a NIH-funded R21 entitled Integrated Behavioral Treatment for Chronic Pain/Drug Use in Older MSM with HIV.

Selected Publications

  • Taylor, S. W., Psaros, C, Pantalone, D. W., Tinsley, J., Elsesser, S. A., Mayer, K. H., & Safren, S. A. (2016). Demonstration of a CBT-based intervention to increase adherence to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) among gay and bisexual men at high-risk for HIV acquisition. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice. In Press.
  • Perry, N. S., Taylor, S. W., Elsesser, S., Safren, S. A., & O'Cleirigh, O. (2015). Contextual factors associated with condomless sex among highly sexually active HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM). AIDS & Behavior. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Boroughs, M. S., Valentine, S. E., Ironson, G. H, Shipherd, J. C., Safren, S. A., Taylor, S. W., Dale, S. K., Baker, J. S., Wilner, J. G., & O'Cleirigh, C. (2015). Complexity of childhood sexual abuse: Predictors of current PTSD, mood disorders, substance use, and sexual risk behavior among adult men who have sex with men. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 44(7), 1891-1902.
  • Mimiaga, M. J., Closson, E. F., Safren, S. A., Mosery, N., Taylor, S. W., Perez-Brumer, A., Matthews, L. T., Psaros, C., Harrison, A., Grelott, D. J., Bangsberg, D. R., & Smit, J. A. (2015). Inkwari: An emerging high-risk place potentiating HIV spread among young adults in a hyper-endemic South African setting. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 44(2), 307-315.
  • Taylor, S. W., Mayer, K., Elsesser, S., Mimiaga, M., O'Cleirigh, C., & Safren, S. (2014). Packaging PrEP: Determining the Optimal Content in a pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) Prescription / Counseling Package. AIDS & Behavior, 18(5), 871-879.
  • Taylor, S. W., Safren, S. A., Mayer, K. H., & O'Cleirigh, C. (2013). Characteristics of HIV-infected men who have sex with men (MSM) who engage in highly risky behavior: Establishing a context for novel risk reduction interventions. Psychology, Health and Medicine, 18(5), 576-587.

Selected Presentations

  • Elsesser, S. A., Taylor, S. W., Mayer, K., Safren, S. A., & O'Cleirigh, C. (2016). Assumptions of partner HIV serostatus among men who have sex with men (MSM) taking antiretroviral medication to prevent HIV. Poster presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine 37th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, Washington, DC.
  • Taylor, S. W., & Marquez, S. (2015). The opioid epidemic. Oral presentation presented at Wheelock College Department of Social Work Advisory Board Meeting, Boston, MA.
  • Elsesser, S. A., Biello, K., Taylor, S. W., Tomassilli, J. C., Safren, S. A., & Mayer, K. H. (2015). Absence of sexual behavioral dis-inhibition in PrEP adherence trial: Considerations for medical providers who prescribe PrEP for men who have sex with men (MSM). Poster presented at the 8th International AIDS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Perry, N. P., Taylor, S. W., Elsesser, S. A., Steven A. Safren, S. A., & O'Cleirigh, C. (2014). Relationships between sexual context and sexual transmission risk behavior among highly sexually active HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM). Poster presentation at the Association of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies (ABCT), Philadelphia, PA.
  • Taylor, S. W. (2014). Psychosocial intervention development in HIV prevention with gay and bisexual men. Oral presentation for Wheelock College Center for Scholarship and Research, April 2014.
  • O'Cleirigh, C., Taylor, S. W., Elsesser, S. A., Mayer, K. H., & Safren, S. A. (2014). Case Study Report of a CBT intervention to address engagement in care and sexual risk among HIV-infected African-American MSM. Poster presentation at the Harvard University Center for AIDS Research Annual Symposium on HIV/TB, Cambridge, MA.
  • O'Cleirigh, C., Taylor, S. W., Baker, J., Mayer, K. H., & Safren, S. A. (2014). Men who have sex with men (MSM) living with HIV who report very high rates of HIV sexual transmission risk behavior: Developing a context for novel HIV prevention interventions. Poster presentation at the Harvard University Center for AIDS Research Annual Symposium on HIV/TB, Cambridge, MA.
  • Taylor, S. W., & Howard, H. (2013, Nov). Addressing issues of privilege and oppression in social work practice: An intersectionality framework. Oral presentation as a Professional Workshop for Social Work Practitioners, Wheelock College, Boston, MA.
  • Taylor, S. W., Safren, S. A., Mayer, K. H., & O'Cleirigh, C. (2013). Pilot outcomes for a CBT-based intervention to address sexual risk and engagement in care among HIV-infected African-American men who have sex with men. HIV/AIDS Workshop oral presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine 34th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions, San Francisco, CA.
  • Taylor, S. W., Safren, S., Elsesser, S., Mimiaga, M., & Mayer, K. (2012). Enhancing pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) adherence in men who have sex with men: Determining optimal content for a PrEP adherence package. Oral presention at the 7th International Conference on HIV Treatment and Prevention Adherence, Miami, FL.
  • O'Cleirigh, C., Taylor, S. W., Newcomb, Mayer, K. H., & Safren, S. A. (2012). HIV-infected men who have sex with men (MSM) who report very high rates of HIV sexual transmission risk behavior: Developing a context for novel HIV-prevention interventions. Poster presentation at the International AIDS Society Conference, Washington, D.C.

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