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Larry M. Gant, C.S.W., Ph.D.


Larry M. Gant, C.S.W., Ph.D.
Dr. Larry M. Gant is an associate professor at the University of Michigan School of Social Work. He has served as a faculty member there for 15 years, teaching statistics, research, program evaluation, community organization and health policy courses, including substance abuse and HIV/AIDS national and global policy. He obtained doctoral degrees in Social Work and Psychology at the University of Michigan.

Since 1983, Dr. Gant has developed and evaluated innovative HIV prevention programs for high-risk African-American populations in urban communities, such as the Social Cognitive Experience for male youth; the JEMADARI program for substance-using African-American men; the NJIDEKA program for substance-using African-American women; the Teens Affected By AIDS program for African-American male and female teens; and AMANDLA, a secondary risk reduction program for HIV-positive African-American women.

Dr. Gant is the recipient of several research grants that provide funding for the development and evaluation of biobehavioral interventions. Most recently, he received a five-year grant from the federal government to conduct a randomized clinical study of a prevention program for injection drug users and their partners in metropolitan Detroit.

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