Faculty Member

Winston Husbands PhD (University of Western Ontario); BA, MPhil (University of the West Indies, Kingston JA)

Email Address(es)
Office Phone
416-340-8484 ext.454
Office Address
AIDS Committee of Toronto 399 Church Street, 4th Floor Toronto, Ontario M5B 2J6
Social & Behavioural Health Sciences Division
Adjunct Professor
SGS Status
Associate Member

Research Interests

HIV prevention
Sexual health
Program development in community-based health organizations
Race, racism and health
Health and social justice
Community-based research

Professional Summary & Appointments

Director of Research, AIDS Committee of Toronto

Honours & Awards

Community Scholar Award, Ontario HIV Treatment Network, 2007-2010 and 2010-2013

Current Research Projects

Employment Change and Health Outcomes in HIV/AIDS (funded by CIHR).
Facilitators and Barriers to participation in community-based health research (funded by CIHR).
iSpeak: exploring the HIV-related needs and challenges of heterosexual Black men in Ontario (funded by CIHR and SRC).
Living with HIV over the long-term (funded by CIHR)

Representative Publications

Husbands, W., Makoroka, L., Walcott, R., Adam, B., George, C., Remis, R. and Rourke, S. (2013). Black gay men as sexual subjects: race, racialization and the social relations of sex among Black gay men in Toronto. Culture, Health & Sexuality 15(4), 434-449.

Wilson, M., Husbands, W., Makoroka, L., Rueda, S., Greenspan, N., Eady, A., Dolan, L., Kennedy, R., Cattaneo, J., Rourke, S. (2012). Counseling, case management and health promotion for people living with HIV/AIDS: An overview of systematic reviews. AIDS and Behavior (online). DOI 10.1007/s10461-012-0283-1.

Greenspan, N., Aguinaldo, J., Husbands, W., Murray, J., Ho, P., Sutdhibhasilp, N., Cedano, J., Lau, C., Gray, T., and Maharaj, R. (2011). “It’s not rocket science, what I do”: self-directed harm reduction strategies among drug-using ethno-racially diverse gay and bisexual men. International Journal of Drug Policy 22(1), 56-62.

Brennan, D. and Husbands, W. (2010).  HIV prevention and services for gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men: now is still the time. pp 211-230, in C. Poindexter (ed). Handbook of HIV and Social Work: Principles, Practice, and Populations. John Wiley.

Adam. B., Husbands, W., Murray, J., and Maxwell, J. (2008). Silence, assent and HIV risk. Culture, Health & Sexuality 10(8), pp. 759-772.

Adam, B., Husbands, W., Murray, J and Maxwell (2008). Circuits, networks and HIV risk management. AIDS Education and Prevention 20(5), pp. 420-434.

Gardezi, F., Calzavara, L., Husbands, W., Tharao, W., Lawson, E., et al. (2008). Experiences of and responses to HIV among African and Caribbean communities in Toronto, Canada. AIDS Care 20(6), 718-725.