Joseph A Daniels, PhD
Title Assistant Professor
Institution Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
Department Psychiatry
School College of Medicine
Address 1735 E. 120th Street

Joseph Daniels, PhD is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behaviors at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. His research focuses on improving HIV and TB treatment adherence for MSM and men in the US and South Africa with current NIH grant funding in these areas. Dr. Daniels received his PhD from the University of Washington and NIMH post-doctoral training in Global HIV/AIDS Prevention from UCLA. He has expertise in implementation science, qualitative and mixed research methods, community-based participatory research, mHealth, human resources for health, healthcare access, MSM and men’s health, and HIV/TB treatment cascades.

Dr. Daniels serves as faculty in the Partnership for Unified Services in HIV (PUSH) for Watts-Willowbrook-Compton and mentors students in the Student Opportunities to Advance Research (SOAR) program at Charles R. Drew University.

Select Projects:
NIMH 1 R34 MH125790-01A1: Daniels (PI) and Stephenson 03/2021-02/2024
Tailoring Healthy Relationships to Improve HIV Treatment Outcomes for MSM in South Africa
(The MR Study)

NIAID 1R21AI148852-01: Daniels (MPI) and Medina-Marino 01/2020-12/2022
Identifying Men's Preferences for a Male-Centered TB Care Intervention in South Africa

NIMH 5R01MH114648-03: Medina-Marino (PI) 09/2017-06/2022
The Community PrEP Study
Role: Co-Investigator

Gates Foundation and South Africa National HIV Think Tank. Medina-Marino (PI) 01/2020-08/2022
Understanding the behavioral, social and community factors that may impact effective use of PrEP in South Africa.
Role: Co-Investigator
Education & Training
NIH Awarded Grants
1. Medina-Marino A, Daniels J, Bezuidenhout D, Peters R, Farirai T, Slabbert J, Guloba G, Johnson S, Bekker LG, Nkhwashu N. Outcomes from a multimodal, at-scale community-based HIV counselling and testing programme in twelve high HIV burden districts in South Africa. J Int AIDS Soc. 2021 Mar; 24(3):e25678.
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2. Daniels J, Medina-Marino A, Glockner K, Grew E, Ngcelwane N, Kipp A. Masculinity, resources, and retention in care: South African men's behaviors and experiences while engaged in TB care and treatment. Soc Sci Med. 2021 Feb; 270:113639.
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3. Daniels J, Struthers H, Soler J, Ricco E, Blackmon J, Teklehaimanot S, McIntyre J, Coates T. Building self-advocacy in HIV care: the use of role-play to examine healthcare access for HIV-positive MSM in rural South Africa. Glob Health Promot. 2020 Dec 10; 1757975920974008.
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4. Medina-Marino A, de Vos L, Bezuidenhout D, Denkinger CM, Schumacher SG, Shin SS, Stevens W, Theron G, van der Walt M, Daniels J. "I got tested at home, the help came to me": Acceptability and Feasibility of Home-based TB Testing of Household Contacts Using Portable Molecular Diagnostics in South Africa. Trop Med Int Health. 2020 Dec 01.
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5. Joseph Davey DL, Daniels J, Beard C, Mashele N, Bekker LG, Dovel K, Ncayiyana J, Coates TJ, Myer L. Healthcare provider knowledge and attitudes about pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in pregnancy in Cape Town, South Africa. AIDS Care. 2020 Jun 23; 1-5.
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6. Medina-Marino A, Glockner K, Grew E, De Vos L, Olivier D, Klausner J, Daniels J. The role of trust and health literacy in nurse-delivered point-of-care STI testing for pregnant women living with HIV, Tshwane District, South Africa. BMC Public Health. 2020 Apr 28; 20(1):577.
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7. Daniels J, Struthers H, Maleke K, Lane T, McIntyre J, Coates T. 'My Tablets are on Top of the Fridge': The Roles of Relationship Desire and Medical Mistrust in ART Adherence for HIV-Positive MSM and Transgender Women Living in Rural South Africa. AIDS Behav. 2019 Oct; 23(10):2849-2858.
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8. Daniels J, De Vos L, Mogos W, Olivier D, Shamu S, Mudau M, Klausner J, Medina-Marino A. Factors influencing sexually transmissible infection disclosure to male partners by HIV-positive pregnant women in Pretoria townships, South Africa: a qualitative study. Sex Health. 2019 06; 16(3):274-281.
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9. 5. Daniels J, Struthers H, Maleke K, Catabay C, Lane T, McIntyre J, Coates T. LGBT Youth. Rural School Experiences of South African Gay and Transgender Youth. 2019.
10. Daniels J. Building Global Health Capacity at a Minority-Serving Institution in the Bronx: The Potential Role of PhotoVoice and the Geo-Social Pathway Framework in This Endeavor. Int Q Community Health Educ. 2018 Oct; 39(1):19-30.
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11. Daniels J, Struthers H, Lane T, Maleke K, McIntyre J, Coates T. "Booze is the main factor that got me where I am today": alcohol use and HIV risk for MSM in rural South Africa. AIDS Care. 2018 11; 30(11):1452-1458.
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12. Daniels J, Lane T, Maleke K, Mogos W, Assaf R, Struthers H, McIntyre J, Coates T. Exploring dual disclosures for men who have sex with men in Mpumalanga, South Africa: a report from the field. Afr J AIDS Res. 2018 Mar; 17(1):91-94.
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13. Maleke K, Daniels J, Lane T, Struthers H, McIntyre J, Coates T. How social stigma sustains the HIV treatment gap for MSM in Mpumalanga, South Africa. Glob Health Promot. 2019 12; 26(4):6-13.
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14. Daniels J, Marlin R, Medline A, Wilson G, Young S, Rosengren L, Huang E, Klausner JD. Getting HIV Self-Test Kits into the Home for Young African American MSM in Los Angeles: A Qualitative Report. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2018 Jan - Feb; 29(1):115-119.
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15. Daniels J, Lane T, Struthers H, Maleke K, Moges W, McIntyre J, Coates T. Assessing the Feasibility of Smartphone Apps for HIV-Care Research with MSM and Transgender Individuals in Mpumalanga, South Africa. J Int Assoc Provid AIDS Care. 2017 Sep/Oct; 16(5):433-439.
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16. Maleke K, Makhakhe N, Peters RP, Jobson G, De Swardt G, Daniels J, Lane T, McIntyre JA, Imrie J, Struthers H. HIV risk and prevention among men who have sex with men in rural South Africa. Afr J AIDS Res. 2017 Mar; 16(1):31-38.
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17. Daniels J, Maleke K, Lane T, Struthers H, McIntyre J, Kegeles S, Moore A, Coates T. Learning to Live With HIV in the Rural Townships: A Photovoice Study of Men Who Have Sex With Men Living With HIV in Mpumalanga, South Africa. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2017 May - Jun; 28(3):408-421.
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18. Medline A, Daniels J, Marlin R, Young S, Wilson G, Huang E, Klausner JD. HIV Testing Preferences Among MSM Members of an LGBT Community Organization in Los Angeles. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2017 May - Jun; 28(3):363-371.
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19. 14. Scheibe, A., Daniels, J., Kutner, B., & Lane, T. . SAJHE. A SWOT analysis of health services access by men who have sex with men in South Africa: Lessons for higher education institutions. 2017; 4(34):219-233.
20. Daniels J, Komarek A, Forgreive B, Pahl K, Stafford S, Bruns LC, Coates T. Shout-It-Now: A Mobile HCT Model Employing Technology and Edutainment in South Africa. J Int Assoc Provid AIDS Care. 2017 Sep/Oct; 16(5):506-511.
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21. Rosengren AL, Huang E, Daniels J, Young SD, Marlin RW, Klausner JD. Feasibility of using GrindrTM to distribute HIV self-test kits to men who have sex with men in Los Angeles, California. Sex Health. 2016 May 23.
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22. Daniels J, Rosengren L, Young S, Klausner JD. Will Men Who Have Sex With Men Use Short-Messaging Services to Send Photos of Completed HIV Self-Tests to Researchers? J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2016 Sep-Oct; 27(5):722-6.
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23. Richter L, Makusha T, Komárek A, Daniels J, Coates T. Exploring the Impact of Childhood Abuse on HIV Social and Attitudinal Factors Among Adults With and Without this History in Sub-Saharan Africa: Findings from NIMH Project Accept (HPTN 043). AIDS Behav. 2016 Apr; 20(4):737-45.
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24. Daniels J, Nduati R, Kiarie J, Farquhar C. Supporting early career health investigators in Kenya: A qualitative study of HIV/AIDS research capacity building. Pan Afr Med J. 2015; 20:192.
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25. Young SD, Daniels J, Chiu CJ, Bolan RK, Flynn RP, Kwok J, Klausner JD. Acceptability of using electronic vending machines to deliver oral rapid HIV self-testing kits: a qualitative study. PLoS One. 2014; 9(7):e103790.
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26. Daniels J, Komárek A, Makusha T, Van Heerden A, Gray G, Chingono A, Mbwambo JK, Coates T, Richter L. Effects of a community intervention on HIV prevention behaviors among men who experienced childhood sexual or physical abuse in four African settings: findings from NIMH Project Accept (HPTN 043). PLoS One. 2014; 9(6):e99643.
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27. Daniels J, Nduati R, Farquhar C. Right from primary school, I liked science: understanding health research capacity building in sub-Saharan Africa through Kenyan training experiences. Glob Health Promot. 2014 Jun; 21(2):32-42.
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28. Kibore MW, Daniels JA, Child MJ, Nduati R, Njiri FJ, Kinuthia RM, O'Malley G, John-Stewart G, Kiarie J, Farquhar C. Kenyan medical student and consultant experiences in a pilot decentralized training program at the University of Nairobi. Educ Health (Abingdon). 2014 May-Aug; 27(2):170-6.
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29. Daniels J, Farquhar C, Nathanson N, Mashalla Y, Petracca F, Desmond M, Green W, Davies L, O'Malley G. Training tomorrow's global health leaders: applying a transtheoretical model to identify behavior change stages within an intervention for health leadership development. Glob Health Promot. 2014 Dec; 21(4):24-34.
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30. Daniels J, Nduati R, Farquhar C. Kenyan women medical doctors and their motivations to pursue international research training. Educ Health (Abingdon). 2013 May-Aug; 26(2):89-97.
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Funding Opportunities

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  • HIV Infections

  • Homosexuality, Male

  • Mass Screening

  • Rural Population

  • Capacity Building

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