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Bisola Olubunmi Ojikutu, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Assistant Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine

Bisola Ojikutu MD MPH is an infectious disease physician who has dedicated her career to overcoming racial and ethnic inequity experienced by people living with or at risk for HIV. Dr. Ojikutu is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Global and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an Associate Physician within the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She is also a faculty member within the Infectious Disease Divisions at Brigham and Women’s and Massachusetts General Hospitals.Dr. Ojikutu is co-editor of two comprehensive textbooks detailing the HIV epidemic with Black and Latinx communities, HIV in US Communities of Color (first and second editions 2009 and 2020) and has lectured widely on the topic. She is also a leader within the Massachusetts statewide Getting to Zero and Ending the HIV Epidemic Steering Committees. Internationally, Dr. Ojikutu has worked throughout sub-Saharan Africa developing and evaluating models of care for people living with HIV. As a Senior Advisor at John Snow Research and Training Institute, she has led USAID-funded HIV service implementation projects focused on the expansion of HIV treatment. At HMS, she is co-Principal Investigator of the Doris Duke International Clinical Research Fellowship for Medical Students and is the former Director of the Office of International Programs within the Division of AIDS at Harvard Medical School.

Brigham and Women's Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02115

Dr.  Ojikutu's research explores the impact of structural factors and norms/beliefs (e.g. racism/discrimination, immigration, medical mistrust, homonegativity) on HIV transmission and use of biomedical HIV prevention.
Much of her work has focused on the collaborative engagement of marginalized communities in research. To that end, she is the Director of the Community Engaged Research Program and the Associate Director of the Bio-Behavioral and Community Science Core within the Harvard University Center for AIDS Research.

Disproportionate burden of COVID-19 among racial minorities and those in congregate settings among a large cohort of people with HIV.
Authors: Authors: Meyerowitz EA, Kim AY, Ard KL, Basgoz N, Chu JT, Hurtado RM, Lee CK, He W, Minukas T, Nelson S, Ojikutu BO, Robbins G, Sanchez S, Triant VA, Zachary K, Gandhi RT.
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HIV-Related Mistrust (or HIV Conspiracy Theories) and Willingness to Use PrEP Among Black Women in the United States.
Authors: Authors: Ojikutu BO, Amutah-Onukagha N, Mahoney TF, Tibbitt C, Dale SD, Mayer KH, Bogart LM.
AIDS Behav
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Area-level HIV risk and socioeconomic factors associated with willingness to use PrEP among Black people in the U.S. South.
Authors: Authors: Ransome Y, Bogart LM, Kawachi I, Kaplan A, Mayer KH, Ojikutu B.
Ann Epidemiol
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Sexual Orientation Identity, Race/Ethnicity, and Lifetime HIV Testing in a National Probability Sample of U.S. Women and Men: An Intersectional Approach.
Authors: Authors: Agénor M, Pérez AE, Koma JW, Abrams JA, McGregor AJ, Ojikutu BO.
LGBT Health
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HIV-Related Medical Mistrust, HIV Testing, and HIV Risk in the National Survey on HIV in the Black Community.
Authors: Authors: Bogart LM, Ransome Y, Allen W, Higgins-Biddle M, Ojikutu BO.
Behav Med
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Harvard HIV and Aging Workshop: Perspectives and Priorities from Claude D. Pepper Centers and Centers for AIDS Research.
Authors: Authors: Montano M, Bhasin S, D'Aquila RT, Erlandson KM, Evans WJ, Funderburg NT, Justice A, Ndhlovu LC, Ojikutu B, Pahor M, Pahwa S, Ryan AS, Schrack J, Schultz MB, Sebastiani P, Sinclair DA, Tripp J, Walker B, Womack JA, Yung R, Reeves RK.
AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses
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Hidden in Plain Sight: Identifying Women Living in the United States Who Could Benefit From HIV Preexposure Prophylaxis.
Authors: Authors: Ojikutu BO, Mayer KH.
J Infect Dis
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Spatial Access and Willingness to Use Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Among Black/African American Individuals in the United States: Cross-Sectional Survey.
Authors: Authors: Ojikutu BO, Bogart LM, Mayer KH, Stopka TJ, Sullivan PS, Ransome Y.
JMIR Public Health Surveill
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Faith leaders' messaging is essential to enhance HIV prevention among black Americans: results from the 2016 National Survey on HIV in the black community (NSHBC).
Authors: Authors: Ransome Y, Bogart LM, Nunn AS, Mayer KH, Sadler KR, Ojikutu BO.
BMC Public Health
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African born women living with HIV in the United States: unmet needs and opportunities for intervention.
Authors: Authors: Ojikutu BO, Nnaji C, Sithole-Berk J, Masongo D, Nichols K, Weeks N, Ngminebayihi M, Bishop E, Bogart LM.
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