In a recent ceremony in Indianapolis, Dr. Michael Reece, IU School of Public Health-Bloomington professor, was honored with a Hulman Health Achievement Award, the premier awards within the Indiana public health community.
As the primary researcher and co-director of the Center for Sexual Health Promotion, Reece focuses his research on sexual health in the U.S. and internationally. Over the last 15 years, he has specifically sought solutions to understanding mental healthcare seeking by individuals following HIV infection, exploring new venues and innovative tools for sexual health promotion, strengthening theoretical and conceptual approaches to sexual health research, responding to the need for international sexual health research, and understanding the sexual health issues relevant to college students.
As Professor Dr. Catherine Sherwood-Laughlin says in her nomination letter, “Dr. Reece has demonstrated a need for innovative approaches to understanding human sexual behavior across different cultures and works toward examining the extent to which the field of public health can develop interventions that are responsive to the needs of those who face sexual health challenges.”
Dr. Reece received the Excellence in Research award for his leadership in research in both Indiana and internationally which supports a holistic understanding of sexual health across cultures, and leads to innovative approaches for sexual health education and promotion.
Dr. Reece earned a Master in Public Health degree from San Diego State University, and a PhD from the University of Georgia.