POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW
Dr. Nyoni combines eight years in frontline community practice and social justice advocacy in Zimbabwe with six years of global research experience. Broadly, his research seeks to evaluate or inform the development of programs and policies that promote health equity and mental and sexual health outcomes among African/Caribbean and Black (ACB) and racialized populations facing multiple intersections of marginalization.
Dr. Nyoni’s doctoral dissertation used social support theory to examine the role of HIV-related stressors and psychosocial resources as risk and protective factors for mental health and HIV treatment adherence outcomes of Black adolescents living with perinatal HIV in South Africa. During his postdoctoral fellowship, Dr. Nyoni will conduct community-based research using qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods to explore how contextual stressors embedded in multiple forms of marginalization individually and collectively produce distinct sexual and mental health experiences and outcomes among ACB and racialized populations.