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Dr. Leslie Kooyman is an associate professor in the counseling program at Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey. He has been a community leader and social justice advocate working in HIV/AIDS for the past twenty-five years.

In 1985, Dr. Kooyman founded Metrolina AIDS Project in Charlotte, NC. His work has included developing both care and prevention services for people living with HIV disease in the Charlotte region, counseling people living with HIV/AIDS (private practice), and consulting with other organizations in developing AIDS services in rural North Carolina. He also successfully transitioned Metrolina AIDS Project from a primarily gay, white male organization to a thriving minority-based agency integrating and addressing the needs of people of color. 

Dr. Kooyman's research is focused on understanding the multitude of factors influencing decisions around HIV transmission and sexual risk-taking behavior among marginalized populations (gay men, men of color, college women and adolescents).

Research interests

Focused on understanding the multitude of factors influencing decisions around HIV transmission and sexual risk-taking behavior among marginalized populations (gay men, men of color, college women and adolescents).

Scholarly Interests

Understanding the dynamics of power, privilege and oppression with regard to race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, sex, gender, ability/disability and spirituality.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Keywords

  • L Education (General)
  • Counseling

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