Dr. Keosha T. Bond found her passion for public health and education during her youth. Growing up in the Bronx in the 90s, right in the midst of the changing dynamics of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in urban environments, she realized the importance of community engagement, social justice, and education to facilitate policy changes to support thriving communities. Her work aims to empower marginalized populations through sexual health education and community building. Leveraging social media and the power of making strong connections with people, Dr. Bond aims to use her platform to create an inclusive community that invites BIPOC and marginalized genders to share their experiences and health concerns.
As an award winning researcher, Dr. Bond has centered her work on the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, and health equity within underserved populations. Specifically, her work is focused on the exploration of the relationship between race, gender and power imbalances in society that leads to heightened risk of HIV and sexual inequality among marginalized genders. These projects involve the use of innovative theoretical perspectives, such as intersectionality, resilience, and social-ecological theories, multiple research methods and the incorporation of internet technology for dissemination and outreach. Through her research, she aims to dismantle the stigma surrounding HIV by emphasizing the social, economic, and cultural factors that put people at risk.