Latrice Pichon, PhD, MPH, CHES

Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences

209 Robison Hall
Office Hours
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Latrice Pichon

About Latrice C. Pichon

Latrice C. Pichon, PhD, MPH, CHES, is a Professor in the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences, School of Public Health. She completed her PhD in Public Health with a concentration in Health Behavior from the Joint Doctoral Program in Public Health at San Diego State University and the University of California, San Diego. She received post-doctoral training in community-based participatory research (CBPR) in the Kellogg Health Scholars Program at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Her research focuses on exploring the role of the faith-based community in addressing HIV awareness and prevention, partnering with community-based organizations to understand HIV outreach, care, and utilization needs among vulnerable populations, and using the application of community-based participatory research approaches. Dr. Pichon was selected as a 2019 Transformative Grant partner by the COMPASS Initiative and the Southern AIDS Coalition (View photos).  Dr. Pichon is currently the principal investigator of CDC U01PS005211 grant-funded as part of the Minority HIV Research Initiative. In 2021, she was awarded a University Research Professorship for her outstanding contributions to the University's educational, research, outreach, and service missions.


  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Kellogg Health Scholars Program (Community Track), University of Michigan School of Public Health
  • PhD, Joint Doctoral Program in Public Health at San Diego State University/ University of California, San Diego - Concentration: Public Health (Health Behavior)
  • MPH, San Diego State University, Graduate School of Public Health - Concentration: Health Promotion
  • BS, Xavier University of Louisiana – Psychology Pre-Medicine

Research Interests2019 Transformative Grant Partner

  • HIV prevention and care
  • Community-based participatory research (CBPR)
  • Faith-based research

Selected Publications

  1. Pichon, LC, Powell, TW. (2015). Review of HIV Testing Efforts in Historically Black Churches. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 12: 6016-6026. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph120606016
  2. Pichon, LC, Rossi, KR, Ogg, SA, Krull, L, Griffin, DY. (2015). Social Support, Stigma and Disclosure: Examining the Relationship with HIV Medication Adherence among Ryan White Program Clients in the Mid-South USA. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 12, 7073-7084. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph120607073
  3. Pichon, LC, Powell, TW, Ogg, SA, Williams, AL, Becton-Odum, N. (2016). Factors Influencing Black Churches’ Readiness to Address HIV. Journal of Religion and Health, 55(3), 918-927. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10943-015-0117-3
  4. *Obong'o, C. O., Pichon, L. C., Powell, T. W., & Williams, A. L. (2016). Strengthening partnerships between Black Churches and HIV service providers in the United States. AIDS care, 28(9), 1119–1123. https://doi.org/10.1080/09540121.2016.1139666
  5. Pichon, LC, Powell, TW, Stubbs Williams, A, Becton-Odum, N, Ogg, SA, Arnold, TL, Thurston, IB. (2020). An exploration of southern faith leaders' perspectives of sexuality and sexual health teachings. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17, 5734. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17165734
  6. Pichon, LC, Rossi, KR, Chapple-McGruder, T, Krull, LJ, Kmet, J, Carswell, AL. (2021). A Pilot Outreach HIV Testing Project Among Homeless Adults. Frontiers in Public Health, 9: 1051. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2021.703659
  7. Pichon, LC, Teti, M, Betts, J, Brantley, M. (2021). ‘PrEP’ing Memphis via Peer Navigation Support and Evaluation. Evaluation and Program Planning Journal. 90:101989. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2021.101989
  8. Pichon, L.C., Wilkins, M.L., Guerrero, G., Stubbs, A.L.W., Wiley, E.D., Dodson, J., London, C., & Teti, M. (2022). Sustaining an HIV Prevention and Wellness Program for Sexual Gender Minorities during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 19 (4), 2114. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19042114
  9. Pettit, A, Pichon, L.C., Ahonkhai, AA, Robinson, C, Randolph, B, Gaur, A, Stubbs, A, Summers, N, Truss, K, Brantley, M, Devasia, R, Teti, M, Gimbel, S, Dombrowski, JC. (2022). Comprehensive Process Mapping and Qualitative Interviews to Inform Implementation of Rapid Linkage to HIV Care Programs in a Mid-Sized Urban Setting in the Southern United States. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr, 90(S1):S56-S64. https://doi.org/10.1097/QAI.0000000000002986
  10. Pichon, L.C., Teti, M., McGoy, S. et al. Engaging Black men who have sex with men (MSM) in the South in identifying strategies to increase PrEP uptake. BMC Health Serv Res 22, 1491 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-022-08914-2.
  11. Pichon, L.C., Stubbs, A., Teti, M. (2022). Snap out of stigma photovoice project in the U.S. South. BMC Health Services Research, 22(1):795. doi: 10.1186/s12913-022-08147-3. https://rdcu.be/cP2UB
  12. Pichon, L.C., Teti, M., Brown, L.L. (2022). Triggers or prompts? When methods resurface unsafe memories and the value of trauma-informed photovoice research practices. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, (21) 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1177/16094069221113979
  13. Pichon LC, Jewell EN, Williams Stubbs A, Jones D, Campbell B, Kimble KM, Stewart GM, Hurd-Sawyer L, Carroll L, Powell TW. An Engaged Community of Faith to Decrease HIV Stigma in the U.S. South. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2023 Jan 24;20(3):2100. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph20032100
  14. *Denney MR, Pichon LC, Brantley ML. Violence, Discrimination, Psychological Distress, and HIV Vulnerability Among Men Who Have Sex With Men in Memphis, Tennessee. Am J Mens Health. 2023 Mar-Apr;17(2):15579883231163727. https://doi.org/10.1177/15579883231163
  15. Pichon, L.C., Jewell, E.N., Diehl, R.E., Stubbs, A.W., Thompson, D.E., Hurd-Sawyer, L., Campbell, B., Teti, M. (2023). Sharing Lived Experiences of HIV Stigmatization: Process of Disseminating a Traveling Photovoice Exhibit. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 34(3), 57-68. https://doi.org/10.1353/hpu.2023.a903352