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Miguel Muñoz-Laboy

Miguel Munoz-Laboy

Associate Professor


Ritter Annex 551
1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19122



  • Postdoctoral research fellowship, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University
  • PhD, Department of Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University
  • MPH, Department of Community Medicine, University of Connecticut
  • BS, Agricultural Sciences, University of Puerto Rico


Dr. Miguel Muñoz-Laboy is an associate professor at Temple University School of Social Work.  Since his first his first fieldwork on HIV risk among young men’s networks in Kandy, Sri Lanka in 1997, Dr. Muñoz-Laboy has maintained a dual research agenda in public health locally and internationally. His research and scholarship focuses on the social and cultural determinants of young and adult men’s risk behavior, the role of masculinity and sexuality in increasing or preventing risk, and conducting foundational research for the development of interventions for economically marginalized young and adult men in urban settings. To support his research program, he has received nine externally funded grants as Principal Investigator (PI) or co-Principal Investigator (co-PI) and have served as co-investigator in eleven additional externally funded grants. Currently, Dr. Muñoz-Laboy serves as co-principal investigator of an intervention study to increase HIV retention in care for HIV positive injecting drug users of Puerto Rican ancestry in Philadelphia. Dr. Muñoz-Laboy has more than 52 articles in peer-reviewed journals, 11 chapters in edited books, co-editor of “Love and globalization” published by Vanderbilt Press (2008) and senior editor of the edited book “Religious responses to HIV/AIDS” published by Routledge (2014).

Research Interests

  • Adolescent Health
  • Behavioral Health Services
  • Criminal Justice
  • Depression
  • Global Public Health
  • Health Disparities
  • Health Promotion
  • HIV and AIDS
  • HPV
  • Human Sexuality
  • Immigration
  • Implementation Science
  • LGBT
  • Men's Health
  • Minority Health
  • Risk Behavior
  • Sociocultural Determinants of Health
  • Substance Abuse
  • Violence Prevention