Leah Davis Ewart

Research Assistant Professor

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Phone: 305-348-7789

Email: ldavisew@fiu.edu


HIV prevention, care and treatment; sexual minority health, HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis


Dr. Leah Davis Ewart is a Research Assistant Professor in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. Dr. Ewart earned her PhD in Prevention Science and Community Health from the University of Miami, with a focus on multi-level determinants of HIV prevention, care and treatment for sexual minority men who use stimulants. She received her Masters in Public Health from Florida International University in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. She has over 10 years of experience working on community health initiatives. Her current work focuses on HIV prevention, care and treatment in marginalized communities of sexual minority men, with an emphasis on intervention development and implementation, and informing intervention science with the use of qualitative and mixed-methods approaches.


  • University of Miami, PhD
  • Florida International University, MPH
  • Florida International University, BA


Davis Ewart, L., Johnson, A., Bainter, S., Brown, E. C., Grov, C., Harkness, A., ... & Carrico, A. W. (2021). Tina's ParTy line: Polysubstance use patterns in sexual minority men living with HIV who use methamphetamine. Drug and Alcohol Review.

Davis-Ewart, L., Grov, C., Verhagen, R., Manuel, J., Viamonte, M., Dilworth, S., ... & Carrico, A. W. (2023).
Motivational Enhancement Interventions to Increase Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Use in Sexual Minority Men Who Use Stimulants: Protocol for a Pilot Sequential Multiple Assignment Randomized Trial. JMIR Research Protocols, 12(1), e48459.

Davis-Ewart, L., Lee, J. Y., Viamonte, M., Colon-Burgos, J., Harkness, A., Kanamori, M., ... & Grov, C. (2023). “The familiar taste of poison”: a qualitative study of multi-level motivations for stimulant use in sexual minority men living in South Florida. Harm reduction journal, 20(1), 58.

D'Angelo, A. B., Davis Ewart, L; Koken, J., Bimbi, D., Brown, J. T., & Grov, C. (2021). Barriers and Facilitators to Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Uptake Among Black Women: A Qualitative Analysis Guided by a Socioecological Model. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 32(4), 481-494.