School of Social Work
M.A. (Sociology) University of Memphis, 1995
M.S. (Social Work) University of Tennessee-Health Science Center, 1998
Ph.D. University of Tennessee-Knoxville, 2002
Dr. Washington’s interests involve the development and evaluation of HIV prevention interventions, health disparities, and human sexuality. He is the co-director of the PPOWER Project (2015-2017). PPOWER is a SAMSHA funded project to increase testing for HIV and Hepatitis C among young minority males, and to reduce substance abuse. He served as PI of a randomized control trial (TIM Project) delivered using social media and funded by NIH / NIDA. Dr. Washington was a visiting professor in the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, UCSF Department of Medicine. He received the Gerald A. Ludd Lifetime Achievement Award (for HIV leadership in the Black community), the CSULB Early Academic Career Excellence Award, a Research Fellow with the Morgan-Johns Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions (Baltimore), and received an Underrepresented Minority Research Award from the NIMH Research on AIDS Office. He has presented his research at national and international conferences, such places as Thailand, Canada, Egypt, and Australia. Dr. Washington is published in peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journals, serves on editorial and advisory boards, and has extensive experience teaching research methods, statistics, and health policy.
Office Location: Social Sciences / Public Administration Building (SSPA) 224
Phone: (562) 985-7775
Fax: (562) 985-5514