Assistant Professor, Deparment of Epidemiology
HIV, Substance Abuse, LGBT Health Research, integrative medicine
Dr. Gladys Ibañez received her doctorate in psychology from Georgia State University in 2002 and obtained a postdoctoral fellowship from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Her research focus is HIV, substance abuse, qualitative methodology, LGBT health research, and intervention development. She has a special interest in Latino populations, and criminal justice and health issues.
She has served as either principal investigator or co-investigator on numerous federally funded research projects including the development of a culturally appropriate HIV prevention intervention for Latino criminal justice clients.
Currently, she is part of a collaborative project with the University of Florida’s Southern HIV & Alcohol Research Consortium (SHARC), overseeing a study on alcohol use among HIV+ individuals in Florida (The Florida Cohort Study).
- Georgia State University, MA, Ph.D.
- Appalachian State University, MA
- Florida International University, BA
Ibañez, G.E., Zhou, Z., Cook, C.L., Slade, T., Somboonwit, C., Morano, J., Harman, J., Bryant, K., Whitehead, N.E., Brumback, B., Algarin, A., & Cook, R.L. (2020). The Florida Cohort Study: Methodological challenges and lessons learned in the design and implementation of a new cohort of persons living with HIV (PLWH). AIDS Care.
Ibañez, G. E., Algarin, A. B., Jaber, R., Ayala, D. V., Martin, S. S., & O’Connell, D. J. (2019). Gender, age, and ethnic differences in offending behavior among Hispanic/Latino criminal justice clients. Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice, 17(4), 339–360. https://doi.org/10.1080/15377938.2019.1661058
Ibañez, G.E., Agudo, M.V., Martin, S.S., O’Connell, D.J., Auf, R., & Sheehan, D. (2017). Offending behavior, drug use, and mental health among foreign-born and U.S. born Latino criminal justice clients. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 19, 674-685. doi: 10.1007/s10903-016-0542-8.
Ibañez, G.E., Whitt, E., Avent, T., Martin, S.S., Varga, L.M., Cano, M.A., & O’Connell, D.J. (2017). “Love and trust, you can be blinded”: HIV Risk within Relationships among Latina Women in Miami, Florida. Ethnicity and Health, 22, 510-527. doi:10.1080/13557858.2016.1244737.
Ibañez, G.E., Whitt, E., De la Rosa, M., Martin, S., O’Connell, D., & Castro, J.G. (2016). Developing a culturally adapted HIV and hepatitis C prevention intervention for Latino criminal justice clients. Journal of Correctional Healthcare, 22, 206-217.
Principal Investigator, A Mind-Body Intervention to reduce symptoms among older adults living with HIV, 2018-2021. National Center for Complimentary and Integrative Health (R34 AT009966; NCCIH), $592,000.
Co-investigator (and site-PI), Health outcomes and cognitive effects of marijuana use among persons living with HIV/AID, 2017-2022. National Institute on Drug Abuse (R01 DA042069). PI: Robert Cook, $3,259,000.
Co-investigator (and site-PI), Identifying barriers to HIV viral suppression in transgender populations in Florida: A Florida cohort supplemental study. (U24AA022002), 2019-2020. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, $49,136. PI: Robert Cook
Co-investigator (and site-PI), Alzheimer’s gut microbiome grant supplement for MAPLE. (R01 DA042069). National Institute on Drug Abuse. $87,900. PI: Robert Cook