B.R. Simon Rosser, PhD, MPH

Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

B.R. Simon Rosser

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Office Phone 612-624-0358

Office Address:
300 West Bank Office Building

Mailing Address:
1300 S 2nd St
Room 300 West Bank Office Building
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Administrative Assistant Name
Angie Lele

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PhD, Behavioral Medicine, Flinders University of South Australia

MPH, Epidemiology, University of Minnesota

MA, Psychology, University of Auckland

BA, Psychology, University of Auckland


As the director of HIV/STI Intervention and Prevention Studies, my research focuses on the design and testing of “next generation” HIV prevention and interventions for high risk populations, especially men who have sex with men and persons living with HIV. I am also involved in methodologic studies on how to conduct trials online. And I am principal investigator of the first NCI-funded study studying the effects of prostate cancer treatment in gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men.


Aging, chronic diseases, infectious disease, mental health, HIV/AIDS prevention, sexual health, prostate cancer, LGBT health, sexual functioning, online interventions, e-public health

Awards & Recognition

  • Member, Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health


Research Funding Grants

  • 2014–2017, NIH, "Understanding the Effects of Prostate Cancer on Gay and Bisexual Men," Principal Investigator
  • 2010–2017, NIH, "Men's INTernet Study III (MINTS-III) for HIV Prevention," Principal Investigator


See a full list of publications on PubMed

Selected Recent Publications

  • Ekstrand ML, Rawat S, Patankar P, Heylen E, Banu A, Rosser BR, Wilkerson JM. "Sexual identity and behavior in an online sample of Indian men who have sex with men," AIDS Care, Dec 2016
  • Rosser BR, Capistrant B, Torres B, Konety B, Merengwa E, Mitteldorf D, West W. "The Effects of Radical Prostatectomy on Gay and Bisexual Men's Mental Health, Sexual Identity and Relationships: Qualitative Results from the Restore Study," Sexual and Relationship Therapy, Sept 2016
  • Capistrant BD, Torres B, Merengwa E, West WG, Mitteldorf D, Rosser BR. "Caregiving and social support for gay and bisexual men with prostate cancer," Psychooncology, Nov 2016
  • Brennan DJ, Lachowsky NJ, Georgievski G, Rosser BR, MacLachlan D, Murray J. "Online Outreach Services Among Men Who Use the Internet to Seek Sex With Other Men (MISM) in Ontario, Canada: An Online Survey," Journal of Medical Internet Research, Nov 2015
  • Rosser BR, Noor SW, Iantaffi A. "Normal, Problematic and Compulsive Consumption of Sexually Explicit Media: Clinical Findings using the Compulsive Pornography Consumption (CPC) Scale among Men who have Sex with Men," Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity, Nov 2014




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