Lance C. Keene
Postdoctoral Faculty Fellow
PhD, MSW, BA
Areas of Expertise: Intersections of race, gender, and sexuality; sexual minority men; urban LGBTQ youth and young adult development; culturally congruent interventions; and HIV prevention and treatment
Lance Keene is an Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow at NYU Silver. Dr. Keene's research and teaching focus is on the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality. Dr. Keene’s primary research targets the sexual and overall health and wellness of sexual minority men. More broadly, his research addresses critical gaps in the HIV care continuum for sexual minority populations. Through identifying facilitators and barriers to the care continuum, he will develop and optimize novel strategies for engaging and retaining sexual minority men in care. In addition to his dissertation project, Young Black Gay Men's Access to Queer Space and LGBTQ Services: A Chicago-Based Examination, which was funded by a Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation grant, he has been involved in multiple research and community-based efforts focused on the health and wellness of intersectionally marginalized populations.
As a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health (CLAFH), Dr. Keene and NYU Silver Professor and CLAFH Director Dr. Vincent Guilamo-Ramos have been awarded a 2020 William T. Grant Foundation Mentoring Grant. During his two-year, $110,000 grant, Dr. Keene, in collaboration with Dr. Guilamo-Ramos, are leading the research project, “Multi-dimensional inequality among young sexual minority men of color: Exploring the potential to leverage existing HIV treatment and prevention infrastructure to improve life chances.” This formative, qualitative study explores the experiences and perspectives of Black and Latino sexual minority men (ages 15 to 25) (BLSMM) regarding multiple intersecting dimensions of inequality—i.e., socioeconomic, health, political, and sociocultural—and the relationship of these factors to their perceived life opportunity trajectories. In addition, Drs. Keene and Guilamo-Ramos are eliciting health service providers’ perspectives regarding the potential to leverage existing HIV service infrastructure to address the societal and contextual factors shaping intersectional inequality and potential strategies to improve the life opportunities of BLSMM.
Dr. Keene holds a PhD from the School of Social Service Administration at The University of Chicago, an MSW from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and BA in Sociology from Michigan State University.
Keene, L.C., Heath, R.D., & Bouris, A.M. (In Press). Disclosure of Sexual Identities across Social-Relational Contexts: Findings from a National Sample of Black Sexual Minority Men. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.
Keene, L.C. & Guilamo-Ramos, V. (Under Review). Racial and Sexual Minority Scholar Positionality: Advancing Health Status and Life Opportunity among Sexual Minority Men of Color. Health Education & Behavior.
Guilamo-Ramos, V., Hidalgo, A., & Keene, L. (2020). Consideration of Heterogeneity in a Meta-analysis of Latino Sexual Health Interventions. Pediatrics, e20201406. DOI: 10.1542/peds.2020-1406
Keene, L. C., Dehlin, J. M., Pickett, J., Berringer, K. R., Little, I., Tsang, A., Bouris, A.M., & Schneider, J. A. (2020). # PrEP4Love: success and stigma following release of the first sex-positive PrEP public health campaign. Culture, Health & Sexuality, 1-17. DOI: 13691058.2020.1715482
Dehlin, J., Stillwagon, R., Pickett, J., Keene, L.C., & Schneider, J. (2019). #PrEP4Love: Increasing Health Equity through a Sex-positive HIV Prevention Campaign. Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR) Public Health and Surveillance 5, no. 2 (2019): e12822
Hotton, A.L., Keene, L.C., Corbin, D.E., Schneider, J., & Voisin, D.R. (2018). The relationship between Black and gay community involvement and HIV-related risk behaviors among Black men who have sex with men. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services, 30(1), 64-81.
Johnson Jr., W. E., Rich, L. M., & Keene, L.C. (2016). Father–son communication: An intervention strategy for boys and men of color to promote neighborhood safety post-Ferguson. The Journal of Men’s Studies, 24(2), 151- 165.
Paceley, M. S., Keene, L.C., & Lough, B. J. (2016). Barriers to involvement in nonmetropolitan LGBTQ organizations. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services, 28(2), 117-139.
Paceley, M.S., Keene, L.C., and Lough, B. J. (2015). Motivations for involvement in nonmetropolitan LGBTQ organizations: A multi-method qualitative exploration. Journal of Community Practice, 23(1), 102-125.