Laura M. Bogart, PhD
|Department||Department of Medicine, Division of General Pediatrics|
|Hospital Title||Associate Scientific Researcher|
|Academic Title||Associate Professor in Pediatrics|
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston MA 02118
Laura M. Bogart, Ph.D., is social psychologist who specializes in applying principles of social cognition to understanding risky health behaviors. Her research focuses on the influence of medical mistrust and discrimination on health behavior among disadvantaged populations, including African Americans, Latinos, low-income individuals, and people with HIV. Dr. Bogart has designed and implemented several studies in primary and secondary HIV prevention, and adherence to antiretroviral treatment for HIV. She also conducts adolescent obesity research.
Dr. Bogart's research includes NIH-funded studies examining the association of discrimination, HIV conspiracy beliefs, and medical mistrust with treatment adherence and sexual risk among African-American and Latino men living with HIV; a social network analysis of the relationships among medical mistrust, HIV conspiracy beliefs, and treatment adherence among African Americans with HIV; and a community based participatory research NIH project to evaluate effects of AIDS Project Los Angeles' treatment advocacy program. Her research on adolescent obesity includes a project examining motivators of sugar-sweetened beverage consumption among obese/overweight adolescents; she also co-leads a randomized controlled trial of an adolescent obesity prevention intervention for middle school students.
About Dr. Bogart
Laura Bogart received her PhD in Social Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh. Before joining CHB in 2008, Dr. Bogart was a Senior Behavioral Scientist at RAND and Deputy Director of the UCLA/RAND Center for Adolescent Health Promotion, a CDC-funded community-based participatory research Prevention Research Center. She currently serves on the American Psychological Association Health Psychology Disparities Committee and is Associate Editor of Annals of Behavioral Medicine and on the Editorial Board of AIDS and Behavior.
- Bogart LM, Kelly JA, Catz SL, Sosman JM. Impact of medical and nonmedical factors on physician decision making for HIV/AIDS antiretroviral treatment. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2000;23(5):396-404.
- Bogart LM, Cecil H, Wagstaff D, Pinkerton SD, Abramson P. Is it "Sex"?: College students' assessments of sexual behavior terminology. J Sex Res. 2000;37:108-16.
- Bogart LM, Thorburn S. Are HIV/AIDS conspiracy beliefs a barrier to HIV prevention among African Americans? J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2005;38(2):213-8.
- Bogart LM, Walt LC, Pavlovic JD, Ober AJ, Brown N, Kalichman SC. Cognitive strategies affecting recall of sexual behavior among high-risk men and women. Health Psychol. 2007;26(6):787-793.
- Bogart LM, Howerton D, Lange J, Becker K, Setodji CM, Asch SM. Scope of rapid HIV testing in private nonprofit urban community health settings in the United States. Am J Public Health. 2008; 98(4):736-742.