Dr. Trevor A. Hart is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Ryerson University. Dr. Hart’s research in HIV prevention and care spans a wide variety of fields, including health psychology, clinical psychology, community psychology, and public health. Dr. Hart’s research is conducted at the HIV Prevention Lab and collaborating labs, HIV clinics, and AIDS service organizations. Research conducted by Dr. Hart and his graduate students at the HIV Prevention Lab involves three related lines of scientific study:

  1. the identification of risk factors for unprotected intercourse among adolescent and adult populations at high risk for HIV contraction or transmission
  2. examining the relation between physical health and psychological outcomes among people living with HIV
  3. testing of behavioural interventions for people at high risk for HIV and people living with HIV that
    a) promote sexual health and life expectancy and
    b) reduce HIV and other sexual risk outcomes

Department of Psychology
Ryerson University
Jorgenson Hall, 8th Floor
350 Victoria Street
Toronto, ON M5B 2K3
HIV Prevention Lab phone: 416-979-5000 ext. 2179
Office phone: 416-979-5000 ext. 6192
Fax: 416-979-5273

Recent Publications

  • Hart, T. A., Noor, S. W., Adam, B. D., Vernon, J. R. G., Brennan, D. J., Gardner, S., … & Myers, T. (2017). Number of psychosocial strengths predicts reduced HIV sexual risk behaviors above and beyond syndemic problems among gay and bisexual men. AIDS and Behavior. Advance online publication. doi:10.1007/s10461-016-1669-2
  • Noor, S. W., Adam, B. D., Brennan, D. J., Moskowitz, D. A., Gardner, S., & Hart, T. A. (2017). Scenes as micro-cultures: Examining heterogeneity of HIV risk behavior among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men in Toronto, Canada. Archives of Sexual Behavior. Advance online publication. doi:10.1007/s10508-017-0948-y
  • Adam, B. D., Hart, T. A., Mohr, J., Coleman, T., & Vernon, J. R. G. (2017). HIV-related syndemic pathways and risk subjectivities among gay and bisexual men. Culture, Health and Sexuality. Advance online publication. doi: 1080/13691058.2017.1309461
  • Smith, N. G., Hart, T. A., Kidwai, A., Vernon, J., Blais, M., & Adam, B. (2017). Results of a pilot study to ameliorate psychological and behavioral outcomes of minority stress among young gay and bisexual men. Behavior Therapy, 48, 664-677. doi:10.1016/j.beth.2017.03.005
  • O’Neill, T. J., Raboud, J. M., Tinmouth, J., Rourke, S. B., Rueda, S., Hart, T. A., … Burchell, A. N. (2017). Gastrointestinal symptom distress is associated with worse mental and physical health-related quality of life. JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 75, 67-76. doi: 1097/QAI.0000000000001309
  • Hart, T. A., Willis, A. C., Simpson, S. H., Julien, R. E., Hoe, D., Leahy, B., … Adam, B. D. (2016). Gay Poz Sex: A sexual health promotion intervention for HIV-positive gay and bisexual men. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 23, 517-529. doi: 10.1016/j.cbpra.2015.11.002
  • O’Neill, T. J., Raboud, J. M., Tinmouth, J., Rourke, S. B., Gardner, S., Cooper, C., Rueda, S., Hart, T. A., Rachlis, A., Burchell, A. N., & the OHTN Cohort Study Team. (in press). Burden and risk factors for gastrointestinal system distress in HIV patients in the modern antiretroviral era. AIDS Care. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2016.12.10076
  • Wilton, J., Kain, T., Fowler, S., Hart, T. A., Grennan, T., Maxwell, J., & Tan, D. H. S. (2016). Use of an HIV risk screening tool to identify optimal candidates for PrEP scale-up among men who have sex with men in Toronto, Canada: Disconnect between objective and subjective HIV risk. Journal of the International AIDS Society, 19, doi: 10.7448/IAS.19.1.20777
  • Schwartz, D. R., Stratton, N., & Hart, T. A. (2016). Minority stress and mental and sexual health: Examining the Psychological Mediation Framework among gay and bisexual men. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity. Advance online publication. doi:10.1037/sgd0000180
  • Hart, T. A., Stratton, N., Coleman, T. A., Wilson, H. A., Simpson, S. H., Julien, R. E., … & Adam, B. D. (2016). A pilot trial of a sexual health counseling intervention for HIV-positive gay and bisexual men who report anal sex without condoms. PLoS ONE 11(4): e0152762. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0152762
  • Wagner, A. C., McShane, K. E., Hart, T. A., & Margolese, S. (2016). A focus group qualitative study of HIV stigma in the Canadian healthcare system. Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 21, 61-71. doi: 10.3138/cjhs.251-A6
  • Roberts, K. E., Hart, T. A., & Eastwood, J. D. (2016). Factor structure and validity of the State-Trait Inventory for Cognitive and Somatic Anxiety. Psychological Assessment, 28, 134-146. doi:1037/pas0000155