Faculty > Jorge Fontdevila, Ph.D.
Dr. Jorge Fontdevila is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology at Cal State Fullerton. In 2002, he received his Ph.D. with Distinction in Sociology at Columbia University. His doctoral research explored HIV risky decision-making in the context of dyadic sexual transactions and drug networks among heterosexual men in Harlem who used heroin. From 1996 to 2002, he worked with the Social Intervention Group at the Columbia University School of Social Work conducting behavioral research among several New York populations disproportionately affected by HIV, including injection drug users in street settings and methadone clinics. From 2003 to 2006, he was affiliated with the UCSF-Center for AIDS Prevention Studies as research ethnographer in the Trayectos Study. This NIH-funded longitudinal ethnographic study explored sexual and social contexts of HIV risk among Mexican gay and bisexual immigrants in the San Diego area. His recent research focuses on trust dilemmas of HIV risk taking during sex among Latino gay immigrant men and their local sex partners in the context of individual versus social responsibility discourses of HIV disclosure.
Dr. Fontdevila’s primary research interests include HIV/AIDS, health, migration, sexualities, and sociological theory. He has published a number of articles in Journal of Urban Health, Sex Roles, AIDS and Behavior, Journal of Substance Abuse, Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, Evaluation and Program Planning, and American Journal of Public Health.