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 School of Social Work. Dr. Keene’s research and teaching focus on the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality. Dr. Keene’s primary research interest includes the sexual and behavioral health of adolescent and young adult sexual minority men of color. Additionally, his research investigates the impact of inequality on this population and seeks to improve their life opportunities. Dr. Keene’s long-term career objective is to develop, evaluate, and disseminate evidence-based interventions to reduce sexual risk behavior, substance misuse, and improve life chances of racial and sexual minority youth and young adults.
As a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health (CLAFH) during the 2019-20 and 2020-21 academic years, Dr. Keene and CLAFH Director Dr. Vincent Guilamo-Ramos were awarded a 2020 William T. Grant Foundation Mentoring Grant. During his two-year, $110,000 grant, Dr. Keene, in collaboration with Dr. Guilamo-Ramos, is 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 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.
Dr. Keene received his PhD in Social Work from the Crown School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice at The University of Chicago, 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., & Boyd, D. (2021). Ending the Epidemic: Assessing Sexual Health Communication, Personal Agency, and HIV Stigma among Black and Latino Youth in the US. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(12), 6319. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18126319
Keene, L.C. & Guilamo-Ramos, V. (2021). Racial and Sexual Minority Scholar Positionality: Advancing Health Status and Life Opportunity among Sexual Minority Men of Color. Health Education & Behavior, 48(3), 250-259 DOI: 10.1177/10901981211012272
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.