Dr. Philbin is a social and behavioral scientist whose work explores how social-structural factors impact health outcomes for vulnerable populations, particularly sexual minority youth. Dr. Philbin completed her postdoctoral fellow in the Division of Gender, Sexuality and Health (HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies) at Columbia University. Her work has been published in several leading journals including the American Journal of Public Health and JAIDS. Her primary project is a NIDA-funded K01 that explores how state-level policies impact sexual health and substance use risk for sexual minority youth, and the factors that influence of the uptake of these policies; she is also leading an HIV Center funded pilot study that explores how state-level immigration policies influence health outcomes for Latinos. Dr. Philbin is currently a Co-Investigator on an NICHD-funded project through the Adolescent Trials Network that examines how HIV-infected youth transition to adult care; her previous work has explored factors that influence linkage to care and engagement in care for newly diagnosed HIV-positive adolescents.
PhD, 2013, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
MHS, 2007, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
BA, 2004, Wesleyan University
Honors & Awards
Excellence in Abstract Submission for New Investigators. HIV/AIDS Section. American Public Health Association
NIH Loan Repayment Program. National Center on Minority Health & Health Disparities. (2014-2017)
Sommer Scholarship (Full tuition and stipend). The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
David Rosenstein Award for Best Student Paper. American Public Health Association: HIV/AIDS Section, 2011
The Deans Teaching Fellowship. Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, The Johns Hopkins University, 2012
Areas of Expertise
Adolescent Health, Disparities / Inequalities in Health, Immigrant Health, Minority Health, Underserved Populations, HIV/AIDS, Lesbian / Gay / Bisexual / Transgender Health, Sexuality, Urban Health
Philbin MM, Tanner AE, Chambers BD, Ma A, Ware S, Lee S, Fortenberry JD. (In Press) Transitioning HIV-positive adolescents to adult care at 14 clinics across the United States: Using adolescent and adult providers’ insights to create multi-level solutions to address transition barriers. AIDS Care
Philbin MM, Flake ML, Hatzenbuehler ML, Hirsch JS. (In press) State-level immigration and immigrant-focused policies as drivers of Latino health disparities in the United States. Social Science and Medicine. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.04.007. NIHMS867806
Bayer R, Philbin MM, Remien R. (In Press) The End of Written Informed Consent for HIV Testing in New York State: Not with a Bang but with a Whimper. American Journal of Public Health. NIHMS866278
Philbin MM, Wilson PA, Parker RG, Parker CM, Garcia J, Hirsch JS. (2016) The Promise of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for Black MSM in New York City: An ecological approach to attitudes, beliefs, and barriers. AIDS Patient Care and STDs. 30(6): 282-290
Hirsch JS, Philbin MM. (2016) The heroines of their own stories: Insights from the use of life history drawings in research with a transnational migrant community. Global Public Health. 11(5-6): 762-782
Philbin MM, Tanner AE, DuVal A, Xu, JH, Ellen JM, Bethel J, Kapogiannis B, Fortenberry JD. (2016) HIV testing, care referral and linkage to care intervals affect time to engagement in care for newly diagnosed HIV-infected adolescents in fifteen adolescent medicine clinics in the United States. JAIDS. 72(2): 222-229
Metsch L, Philbin MM, Parish C, Shiu K, Frimpong JA, Giang LM. (2015) HIV testing, care, and treatment among women who use drugs from a global perspective: progress and challenges. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. Jun 1; 69 Suppl 1:S162-S168.
Philbin MM, Tanner AE, DuVal A, Ellen JM, Xu JH, Kapogiannis B, Bethel J, Fortenberry JD. (2014) Factors affecting linkage to care and engagement in care for newly diagnosed HIV-positive adolescents within fifteen adolescent medicine clinics in the United States. AIDS & Behavior. 18(8): 1501-15-10
Philbin MM, Zhang, FJ. (2014) Exploring Stakeholder Perceptions of Facilitators and Barriers to Using Needle Exchange Programs in Yunnan Province, China. PLoS ONE 9(2): e86873.