Sheldon Applewhite, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor - Sociology
Social Sciences, Human Services & Criminal Justice


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Dr. Sheldon Applewhite is an Assistant Professor of Sociology in the Social Sciences & Human Services Department.  Dr. Applewhite earned his Ph.D. in Sociology from Howard University in 2006.  His specializations are urban and medical sociology.  Dr. Applewhite has worked as a Evaluator and Research Scientist at the New york City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene from 2005-2009 with the Healthy Start Brooklyn Program, a multi-million, federally funded program that addresses maternal health outcomes.  Dr. Applewhite joined the faculty of BMCC in 2010.  A native New Yorker, who attended NYC public schools, His current work focuses on health disparities among racial and ethnic groups and health issues of the LGBTQ of color populations.  His current research primarily focuses on HIV prevention strategies for same sex couples.  Dr. Applewhite serves as a Board Member for the Black Gay Research Group.  He is also a contributor to AMNY, A New York City-based local paper that circulates to over 300,000 readers daily in the New York City metropolitan area.  Dr. Applewhite tweets at @DrSApplewhite.


Urban Public Health


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Additional Information

“The Relationship between Gender Role Conflict, Substance Use, and the Sexual Health Behaviors of Black Men: An Exploratory Research Study of Black College Men.” 

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