Michael Ross
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Credentials
MD, PhD, MPH, MHPEd, MSt

Professor
Biography

Bio

Michael Ross, MD, PhD, MPH, MHPEd, MSt, is a professor at the University of Minnesota Institute for Sexual and Gender Health (ISGH) and was the Joycelyn Elders Chair in Sexual Health Education from 2014-2020. He holds 11 degrees, including a MedDr, a PhD in cross-cultural health psychology, and degrees in criminology and health education. Ross has studied sexuality and sexual and mental health for more than 30 years in several countries: India, South Africa, Sweden, Tanzania, Uganda, and Vietnam. Ross has also published more than 500 publications and books. Additionally, he worked extensively in prison environments and wrote a book about prison physical and mental health. Ross has also practiced as a clinical psychologist and is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and the British Psychological Society.Pronouns: he/him/his

Creative Activity Summary

Licences -- Australian and US Private Pilot, land/single, both current
Aircraft ratings -- Avions Pierre Robin 2160 Aerobin, Bellanca 8KCAB Super Decathlon; and Pitts S-2A Special (all with unrestricted aerobatic ratings)

Education

MD, Malmö University
Major: Health and Society
M.St. , University of Cambridge
Major: Applied Criminology
Diploma in Applied Criminology , University of Cambridge
Major: Prison Studies
Diploma in STDs, Prince of Songkla University
Major: Tropical Clinical STDs
M.H.P.Ed., University of New South Wales
Major: Health Personnel Education
MPH, University of Adelaide
Major: Epidemiology
Diploma in Tertiary Ed. , University of New England
Major: Adult Education
PhD, University of Melbourne
Major: Health Psychology
BS, University of the State of New York
Major: Medical Sociology
MA, Victoria University of Wellington
Major: Social-Clinical Psychology
BA, Massey University
Major: Psychology

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

Visiting Fellow, Visiting Engagement
National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre UNSW
Visiting Lecturer, Visiting Engagement
Glenside Psychiatric Hospital
Post-Doc, Other
University of Helsinki Institute of Sociology

Licensures and Certifications

Chartered Psychologist, United Kingdom Registration
Licensure/Certification Number: 16754

Professional Memberships

American Psychological Association, Chair, Fellows Committee, Division 44
2000-2003
Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, Past President
2001-2002
Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, President
2000-2001
Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, President Elect
1999-1999
Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, Midcontinent region Board member
1998-1999
Selected Publications

Selected Publications

Ross, M. W., 2005. Typing, doing, and being: sexuality and the internet.. Journal of sex research, 42 (4): 342-52.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/00224490509552290 PubMed ID: 19827239.
Essien, E. J., Ross, M. W., Fernández-Esquer, M. E., Williams, M. L., 2005. Reported condom use and condom use difficulties in street outreach samples of men of four racial and ethnic backgrounds. International Journal of STD and AIDS, 16 (11): 739-743.
Dawson, A. G., Ross, M. W., Henry, D., Freeman, A., 2005. Evidence of hiv transmission risk in barebacking men-who-have-sex-with-men: Cases from the internet. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Psychotherapy, 9 (3-4): 73-83.
Hamra, M., Ross, M. W., Karuri, K., Orrs, M., D'Agostino, A., 2005. The relationship between expressed HIV/AIDS-related stigma and beliefs and knowledge about care and support of people living with AIDS in families caring for HIV-infected children in Kenya. AIDS Care - Psychological and Socio-Medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV, 17 (7): 911-922.
Ross, M. W., Månsson, S. A., Daneback, K., Cooper, A., Tikkanen, R., 2005. Biases in internet sexual health samples: comparison of an internet sexuality survey and a national sexual health survey in Sweden.. Social science & medicine (1982), 61 (1): 245-52.
Ross, M. W., Fernández-Esquer, M. E., 2005. Ethnicity in sexually transmitted infections and sexual behaviour research. Lancet, 365 (9466): 1209-1210.
Ross, M. W., Månsson, S. A., Daneback, K., Tikkanen, R., 2005. Characteristics of men who have sex with men on the Internet but identify as heterosexual, compared with heterosexually identified men who have sex with women. Cyberpsychology and Behavior, 8 (2): 131-139.
Johnson, R. J., Ross, M. W., Taylor, W. C., Williams, M. L., Carvajal, R. I., Peters, R. J., 2005. A history of drug use and childhood sexual abuse among incarcerated males in a county jail. Substance Use and Misuse, 40 (2): 211-229.
Williams, M. L., Atkinson, J., Klovdahl, A., Ross, M. W., Timpson, S., 2005. Spatial bridging in a network of drug-using male sex workers.. Journal of urban health : bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine, 82 (1 Suppl 1): i35-42.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1093/jurban/jti022 PubMed ID: 15738322.
Ross, M. W., Rosser, B. S., Stanton, J., Konstan, J., 2004. Characteristics of Latino Men Who Have Sex With Men on the Internet Who Complete and Drop Out of an Internet-Based Sexual Behavior Survey. AIDS Education and Prevention, 16 (6): 526-537.
Ross, M. W., Courtney, P., Dennison, J., Risser, J. M., 2004. Incomplete reporting of race and ethnicity in gonorrhoea cases and potential bias in disease reporting by private and public sector providers [1]. International Journal of STD and AIDS, 15 (11): 778.
McFarlane, M., Ross, M. W., Elford, J., 2004. The Internet and HIV/STD prevention.. AIDS care, 16 (8): 929-930.
Ross, M. W., Rosser, B. R., Stanton, J., 2004. Beliefs about cybersex and Internet-mediated sex of Latino men who have Internet sex with men: relationships with sexual practices in cybersex and in real life.. AIDS care, 16 (8): 1002-11.
Schönnesson, L. N., Ross, M. W., Williams, M., 2004. The HIV Medication Self-Reported Nonadherence Reasons (SNAR) index and its underlying psychological dimensions. AIDS and Behavior, 8 (3): 293-301.
Ross, M. W., Elford, J., Sherr, L., Hart, G., 2004. The TREND statement: Social science, communication and HIV/AIDS. AIDS Care - Psychological and Socio-Medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV, 16 (6): 667-668.
Cochran, S. D., Ackerman, D., Mays, V. M., Ross, M. W., 2004. Prevalence of non-medical drug use and dependence among homosexuality active men and women in the US population. Addiction, 99 (8): 989-998.
Essien, E. J., Ross, M. W., Williams, M. L., Meshack, A. F., Fernández-Esquer, M. E., Peters, R. J., Ogungbade, G., 2004. Primary source of income is associated with differences in HIV risk behaviors in street-recruited samples.. International journal for equity in health, 3 (1): 5.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1186/1475-9276-3-5 PubMed ID: 15202942.
Ross, M. W., Henry, D., Freeman, A., Caughy, M., Dawson, A. G., 2004. Environmental influences on safer sex in young gay men: A situational presentation approach to measuring influences on sexual health. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 33 (3): 249-257.
Crisp, B. R., Williams, M., Timpson, S., Ross, M. W., 2004. Medication compliance and satisfaction with treatment for HIV disease in a sample of African-American crack cocaine smokers. AIDS and Behavior, 8 (2): 199-206.
Harzke, A. J., Williams, M. L., Nilsson-Schönnesson, L., Ross, M. W., Timpson, S., Keel, K. B., 2004. Psychosocial factors associated with adherence to antiretroviral medications in a sample of HIV-positive African American drug users. AIDS Care - Psychological and Socio-Medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV, 16 (4): 458-470.
Contact

Contact

Address

Institute for Sexual and Gender Health
1300 South 2nd Street, Suite 180
Minneapolis, MN 55455