Joanne E. Mantell, Ph.D.
Investigator, Intervention Science Core
Professor of Clinical Psychology (in Psychiatry)
Joanne Mantell, Ph.D., a public health researcher, is a Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University and a Research Scientist at the HIV Center, where she is an
Investigator with the Intervention Science Core.
Affiliated with the HIV Center since 1999, she has worked extensively in the US as well as in Nigeria, South Africa, and China. Currently, Dr. Mantell is the Principal Investigator of studies on the integration of sexual and reproductive health and HIV care and medical male circumcision in South Africa, and a co-investigator on studies of women in antenatal clinics and men in Lesotho and men who have sex with men in South Africa. In recent years, she has also conducted studies of immigrant religious organizations in New York, anal sex practices among women and men in South Africa, female condom use among tertiary women students in South Africa, HIV risk among migrant entertainment industry workers in Eastern China, and on training service providers in dual protection counseling in China. Current research interests focus on the integration of sexual/reproductive health and HIV care services, fertility intentions of HIV+ women and men, acceptability and uptake of biomedical HIV prevention strategies (female condom, microbicides, medical male circumcision, PrEP), HIV prevention for transgender women, and structural interventions to reduce the risk of HIV acquisition/transmission, especially for female and male sex workers