Dalmacio “Dennis” Flores is an Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Nursing and an affiliated faculty at the Program in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies. He is a Visiting Professor at the Center for Research on AIDS at Yale University’s School of Public Health. Dr. Flores leads several studies that investigate the role of parents in the sexual health education of adolescent youth who identify as LGBTQ. Through interventions around inclusive parent-child communication, he focuses on the early provision of sexual health information attuned to the emergent attractions, behavior, and identities of LGBTQ adolescents to reduce this population’s risks for HIV/STI infection and negative mental health. Dr. Flores’ HIV/STI prevention work has included urban and rural community education, being a national spokesperson for HIV testing campaigns, and workforce development with over 1,400 nurses across three continents. His commitment to HIV/AIDS care and leadership throughout his career includes serving in various leadership roles in the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.
Dr. Flores earned his PhD from Duke University, a Masters in Public Health Nursing Leadership at Emory University, and a Bachelors in Nursing from Kennesaw State University.
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