Joseph Daniels, PhD



Joseph Daniels is a postdoctoral fellow in UCLA’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Program in Global HIV/AIDS Prevention Research. Dr. Daniels is principal investigator of the MCC Project that works with four communities of gay and non-gay-identified men who have sex with men (MSM) living in rural and township settings in Mpumalanga, South Africa. The MCC project is community-based intervention designed to understand the behavioral and structural factors that influence MSM engagement in HIV care; conducted in collaboration with investigators at UCLA, Anova Health Institute in Johannesburg and UCSF. In addition, Joseph has worked with investigators to analyze outcomes of Shout-It-Now and Project Accept (HPTN 043) in South Africa, and he has collaborated with investigators at UCLA to understand the acceptability of HIV self-testing for African American MSM in Los Angeles. Prior to this, Dr. Daniels conducted research in Kenya to understand the effectiveness of training interventions to improve human resources for HIV research and care. His primary research focus is developing effective combination HIV prevention interventions for young adult HIV-positive MSM in African countries.


1995        BA          University of Iowa
2000        MEd       Western Washington University
2011        PhD       University of Washington

Research Interests:

Global adolescent and young adult health, Sexual identity (men who have sex with men), Individual HIV testing plans, HIV care adherence, Generic HIV medication development and supply, Community viral load measures, Social media, Educational attainment and health outcomes, Health incentives, Community-based interventions, Qualitative and quantitative research, Participatory action research, Socio-ecological theories, South Africa and US.

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