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T. Alex Washington

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

Biographical Information

Dr. Washington’s interests involve the development and evaluation of HIV prevention interventions, health disparities, and human sexuality. He is the Co-Investigator of the Center for Health Equity Research Institute at CSULB.  The Institute is funded by NIGMS/NIH (2016-2021), and aims to prepare early career faculty from minority serving institutions interested in becoming NIH-funded behavioral scientists.  Dr. Washington is also the Co-Director of the PPOWER Project (2015-2018).  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 NIDA/NIH. Dr. Washington was a visiting professor in the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, UCSF Department of Medicine.  He received the 2017 Distinguished Faculty Scholarly Achievement Award at CSULB.  He has also 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, Australia, and South Africa. 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.  Dr. Washington received dance training at the Watkins Overton School of the Performing Arts (Memphis).

Curriculum Vitae - Dr. Alex Washington

Dr. T. Alex Washington

Office Location: Social Sciences / Public Administration Building (SSPA) 224
Phone: (562) 985-7775
Fax: (562) 985-5514


  • Statistics
  • Research Methods
  • Thesis Advising


  • Gender Identity and Human Sexuality
  • HIV/AIDS Primary and Secondary Prevention
  • Health Disparities
  • Web-based Research Protocols