Bryan A. Kutner, PhD, MPH

Post-doctoral Fellow, HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies



Bryan Kutner, PhD, MPH, is a postdoctoral research fellow at the HIV Center.  He received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington. Dr. Kutner studies the influence of behavioral interventions and social factors, like stigma, on engagement and retention in HIV services. His current research seeks to quantify stigma toward anal sexuality, then test associations with HIV services and harm reduction practices, including the use of PrEP and TasP.

He is particularly interested in social determinants of health disparities, and factors related to the implementation of evidence-based practices, like motivational interviewing, in resource-constrained settings.


Yale University
BA – 1997 – Sociology

Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
MPH – 2012 – Epidemiology

University of Washington - Seattle
PhD – 2017 – Clinical Psychology


1998-1999: Training Coordinator and Bookkeeper, Harm Reduction Coalition

1999-2001: Supportive Housing Case Manager, Baker Places Integrated Services Network

2001-2010: Senior Writer and Trainer, UCSF AIDS Health Project

2007-2012: Public Health Advisor, Men’s Sexual Health Project, New York Health & Hospitals Corporation and NYU School of Medicine

2007-2008: Research Assistant, UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies

2010-2012: Research Technician, Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene

2012-2015: Clinical Supervisor, Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene

2011: Evaluation Fellow in Implementation Science, ICAP Swaziland

2012-2013: Research Assistant, Simoni Lab, Department of Psychology, University of Washington

2013-2015: Staff Therapist, Psychological Services and Training Clinic, University of Washington

2014: Study Interviewer, Harm Reduction Research and Treatment Lab, University of Washington

2014-2015: Staff Therapist, Behavioral Research and Training Clinics, University of Washington

2014-2015: Practicum Therapist, Center for the Science of Social Connection, University of Washington

2014-2015: Teaching Assistant, University of Washington Department of Psychology

2016: Psychology Extern, Adult Inpatient Psychiatry, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital

2016-2017: Psychology Intern, Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine

2018 - present: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, HIV Center for Clinical & Behavioral Studies, New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University


2005: University of California San Francisco Department of Psychiatry Staff Performance Award (team member)

2005, 2009: University of California San Francisco WINGS Professional Development Scholarship

2010-2012: Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health Merit Scholarship

2012-2013: University of Washington Arts and Natural Sciences Fellowship

2013, 2014: University of Washington Center for AIDS Research Trainee Grant

2014: University of Washington Department of Psychology Travel Grant

2014: University of Washington Excellence in Teaching Award (nominee)

2016: University of Washington Robert C. Bolles Graduate Fellowship

2015-2017: University of Washington STD/HIV Predoctoral Training Fellowship (NIH T32AI07140)