Dr. Guo is a research scientist at CUNY ISPH. She received her PhD training in sociology at Utah State University and post-doc at Wayne State University in HIV prevention and intervention. She had been an associate professor in the Department of Medical Statistics, Sun Yat-sen University School of Public Health in South China for more than 9 years. During the time, she received one-year training in behavioral science and translational medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and School of Public Health. She also stayed in Kenya as a fellow in global health leadership (Afya Bora program) for one year.
Dr. Guo has been working for 13 years in the field of HIV prevention and intervention in a global setting. Her research spans diverse populations, including people living with HIV (PLWH), men who have sex with men (MSM), transgender women (TGW), migrants, adolescents, and AIDS orphans (children who lost one or both patent(s) to HIV/AIDS), in such countries as the US, China, Kenya, The Bahamas, and Thailand.
She has extensive training and experience in social determinants of health, behavioral intervention, and qualitative and quantitative methodologies. Her research has focused on HIV prevention intervention, mobile health (mHealth) intervention, and implementation science. She has served as PI for 6 research projects with total funding over $300,000, mostly funded by the Chinese and international organizations, including the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), Rockefeller Foundation’s China Medical Board, and Global Fund to Fight AIDS.
Her current research is focused on a US national longitudinal cohort (T5K) of sexual minority men or trans persons who have sex with men to identify missed opportunities for HIV prevention and PrEP uptake.