Dr. Wu’s groundbreaking research, teaching, service, and activism emphasizes social justice and targets structural and systemic racism, especially anti-Black racism; heterocentrism and homophobia; oppression and discrimination; stigma; and ableism and other “isms.”
Dr. Elwin Wu is the co-director of the Social Intervention Group as well as the HIV Intervention Science Training Program for Underrepresented New Investigators. His experience includes direct clinical practice with individuals, couples, and groups with agencies serving primarily the lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, and transgender communities; evaluation of violence prevention programs for partner violence in same-/similar-sex relationships; and program development and evaluation for criminal justice-involved adolescents and adults.
Dr. Wu’s HIV prevention and intervention research emphasizes social justice. While his research focuses on the health disparities faced by marginalized groups—such as the extraordinarily high rates of HIV infection among Black men who have sex with men—the interventions he develops and tests seek to ameliorate these health disparities by targeting structural and systemic racism, especially anti-Black racism; heterocentrism and homophobia; oppression and discrimination; stigma; and ableism and other “isms.”
For more about Dr. Wu’s research interests, current projects, and publications, please see his bio on the Social Intervention Group website.