Faculty Detail

Natalie Leblanc, PhD

Post-Doctoral Research Associate
Natalie Leblanc

Contact Information

255 Crittenden Blvd. Box SON Rochester, NY 14642
Work: 275-4520
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Education

Post-doctoral Fellow, . School of Nursing, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, US

PhD, 2016. School of Nursing, University of Miami, Miami, FL, US

B.S.N, 2012. College of Nursing, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, US

M.P.H, 2006. Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, US

B.A., 1998. Trinity College, Hartford, CT, US

Experience

Consultations to Universities, Health, and Science Agencies: 2003 - 2003. Consultant/Technical Advisor. The Carter Center, Global 2000 (Guinea Worm Eradication Program). Northern Region, GH.

Postdoctoral Training: 2016 - Current. Post-doctoral Fellow (Tenure –track). University of Rochester, School of Nursing (HIV Prevention Science). Rochester, NY, US.

Professional Experience: 2013 - 2016. Graduate Fellow Research Assistant. University of Miami, School of Nursing. Miami, FL, US.

Professional Experience: 2013 - 2013. Registered Nurse. North Florida Veterans Affair Medical Center. Gainesville, FL, US.

Professional Experience: 2009 - 2011. City Research Scientist II (Technical Assistance Coordinator/Project Officer). New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control – HIV Testing Unit). New York, NY, US.

Professional Experience: 2006 - 2009. City Research Scientist I (Special Assistant to the Deputy Commissioner). New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention). New York, NY, US.

Professional Experience: 2006 - 2006. Teaching Assistant. Emory University, Global Health (Proposal Development Course). Atlanta, GA, US.

Professional Experience: 2005 - 2006. Research Specialist. Rwanda Zambia HIV/AIDS Research Group. Atlanta, GA, US.

Professional Experience: 2005 - 2005. Principal Investigator (Graduate student). Yendi District Hospital. GH.

Professional Experience: 2004 - 2005. Graduate Assistant. Global Health Action. Atlanta, GA, US.

Professional Experience: 2000 - 2002. Drancunculiasis Eradication Program Coordinator (Peace Corps Volunteer). Peace Corps. GH.

Professional Experience: 1999 - 2000. Legal Assistant (Tax Certiori). Podell, Schwartz, Schectner & Banfield LLP. New York, NY, US.

Professional Experience: 1998 - 1999. Paralegal (Immigration). Stephen Jeffries and Associates. New York, NY, US.

Licensure

HIV/AIDS Counselor

American Evaluation Association/CDC Summer Institute

Publications

Mitrani, VB., De Santis, JP., McCabe, BE., Deleon, DA., Gattamorta, KA., Leblanc, NM. (2017). The impact of parental reaction to sexual orientation on depressive symptoms and sexual risk behavior among Hispanic men who have sex with men. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 31 (4), 352-358.

Barroso, J., Leblanc, N. M., & Flores, D. . (2017). It's Not Just the Pills: A Qualitative Meta-Synthesis of HIV Antiretroviral Adherence Research. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 28 (4), 462-478.

Koskan, A., & Leblanc, N. . (2016). HPV knowledge and screening among gay men of color in South Florida. Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention, 25(3 Supplement), B72.

Leblanc, N.M., Mitchell, J. & DeSantis, J. . (2016). Negotiated safety – components, context and use: An integrative literature review. Journal of Advanced Nursing.

Flores, D., Leblanc, N., & Barroso, J. . (2016). Enroling and retaining human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) patients in their care: A metasynthesis of qualitative studies. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 26 (3), 294-306.

Gonzalez-Guarda, R.M., McCabe, B., Leblanc, N., De Santis, J.P. & Provencio-Vasquez, E. . (2016). The contribution of stress, cultural factors and sexual identity on the substance abuse, violence, HIV and depression syndemic among Hispanic men. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 22 (4), 563-571.

Koskan, A., Leblanc, N. & Rosa-Cunha, I. . (2016). Exploring anal dysplasia screening perceptions and behaviors among HIV-infected gay and bisexual men. Cancer Control, 23 (1), 52-58.

Flores, D., Leblanc, N., & Barroso, J.. (2015). Facilitators and barriers to HIV screening: A qualitative metasynthesis. Qualitative Health Research, 26 (3), 294-306.

Leblanc, N. M., & Andes, K. L. . (2015). An exploration of men's knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions of HIV, HIV risk, and willingness to test for HIV in Yendi District, Northern Ghana. The Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 26 (3), 281-295.

Presentations

South Florida Providers’ Approaches to HIV Screening & Patient Engagement into Care.
Association of Nurses in AIDS Care 29th Annual Conference,

How to Get People to Test for HIV and Obtain their Results: A Qualitative Metasynthesis of Published Works from 2008 to 2013.
Association of Nurses in AIDS Care 28th Annual Conference,

Exploring the Concept of Negotiated Safety: Implications for Reducing HIV Risk among Black Men who have Sex with Men.
National African American MSM Leadership Conference on HIV/AIDS and other Health Disparities,

Anal Cancer Awareness and Screening Behaviors Among HIV-infected Men Who Have Sex with Men in South Florida.
American Association for Cancer Research Meeting

The Impact of Parent Reaction to Sexual Orientation on Depressive Symptoms and Sex Risk among Hispanic Men Who Have Sex with Men.
Sigma Theta Tau International 25th International Nursing Research Congress,

National HIV Prevention Conference 2011, Implementation of the Social Network Strategy – The New York City Experience.

Knowledge, Risk and Barriers: Willingness to Test for HIV Among Men in Yendi District, Ghana.
Unite for Sight Conference,

A Comprehensive Approach to an Evaluation of Couples Voluntary HIV Counseling and Testing at Project San Francisco in Kigali, Rwanda.
XVI International AIDS Conference,

Awards

McKnight Fellow.
University of Miami, School of Nursing, 2013

Global Field Experience Award.
Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, 2005

Memberships

American Nurses Association

National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS

Sigma Theta Tau, Beta Chapter

Association of Nurses in AIDS Care

American Public Health Association

National Black Nurses Association - Gainesville Chapter

Public Health Association of New York City (PHANYC)

Community Service

National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS (Rochester), Medical committee chair

Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, Research committee member

Miami-Dade County HIV/AIDS Partnership , Board member

Crecer/Kulula Program with the University of Miami, School of Education, Mentor

Brooklyn Public Library/Eastern Parkway, Adult Literacy Tutor Volunteer

Peace Corps, Peace Corps Volunteer/Ghana