Faculty Member

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

Email Address(es)
Office Phone
(416) 642-6486 ext. 2212
Social & Behavioural Health Sciences Division
Adjunct Professor
SGS Status
Associate Member

Research Interests

HIV prevention
Sexual health
Racism and health
Health and social justice
Community-based research

Professional Summary & Appointments

Senior Scientist, Ontario HIV Treatment Network

Honours & Awards

CAHR-CANFAR Excellence in Research Award for Community-based Research, 2018.

Current Research Projects

Black PRAISE: developing and testing an intervention for Black congregations to build critical awareness of HIV affecting Black communities in Ontario

weSpeak: HIV-related vulnerability and resilience among heterosexual Black men in Ontario.

A/C Study: monitoring the prevalence of HIV and its relationship to individual and systemic factors among Black communities in Toronto and Ottawa.

Representative Publications

Husbands, W., Miller, D., McCready, L., Williams, C. et al. (forthcoming). Sexuality and sexual agency among heterosexual Black men in Toronto: tradition, contradiction and emergent possibilities in the context of HIV and health. Canadian Journal of Sociology.

Nelson, L., Tharao, W., Husbands, W., Sa, T., Zhang, N., Kushawa, S., Absalom, D., Kaul, R. (2019). The epidemiology of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections in African, Caribbean and Black men in Toronto, Canada. BMC Infectious Diseases 19. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12879-019-3925-3.

Zhabokritsky, A., Nelson, L., Tharao, W., Husbands, W., Sa, T., Zhang, N., Thomas-Pavanel, J., Baidoobonso, S., Kaul, R. (2019). Barriers to HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis among African, Caribbean and Black men in Toronto, Canada. PLoS ONE 14(3). e0213740. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0213740.

Husbands, W., Oakes, W., Mbulaheni, T., Ongoiba, F., Pierre-Pierre, V., Luyombya, H. (2017). Resourceful masculinities: exploring heterosexual Black men’s vulnerability to HIV in Ontario, Canada. Ethnicity & Health https://DOI.org/10.1080/13557858.2017.1395817.

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.