Position: Assistant Research Professor

Sara LeGrand is an Assistant Research Professor at the Duke Global Health Institute and the Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research with a doctoral degree in Health Services Research. Dr. LeGrand has conducted health disparities research for nearly a decade. Her research has focused on HIV and substance abuse prevention interventions, mental health treatment for individuals living with HIV, substance abuse treatment for minority HIV-positive individuals and men who have sex with men at high risk for HIV infection, and peer driven interventions to improve access and retention in HIV care. She is particularly interested in the use of technology-based interventions to improve HIV prevention and care among underserved populations, including minority men who have sex with men, in both domestic and international settings.


  • PhD, Health Services Research, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, 2010

Current Projects: CADRECHAMP, COPE, MOVE, Clergy Health Initiative, HIV/AIDS Substance Abuse Care Creation Project (HSACC), Youth Education and Prevention Network (SAMHSA), Let’s Talk (Partners In Caring)

Recent Publications:

1.     Reif S, Whetten K, Wilson E, McAllaster C, LeGrand S, Gong W, Well BW. HIV/AIDS in the southern United States: A disproportionate epidemic. In press, AIDS Care.

2.     Reif S, Proeschold-Bell RJ, Yao J, LeGrand S, Uehara A, Asiimwe E, Quinlivan EB (2013). Three types of self-efficacy associated with medication adherence in patients with co-occurring HIV and substance use disorders, but only when mood disorders are present. Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, 2013 (6), 229-237.

3.     Muessig KE, Pike E, Fowler B, LeGrand S, Parsons J, Bull S, Wilson P, Wohl D, Hightow-Weidman LB (2013). Putting prevention in their pockets: Developing HIV mobile phone interventions and applications for Black men who have sex with men. AIDS Patient Care and STDs, 27(4), 211-222.

4.     Muessig KE, Pike E, LeGrand S, Hightow-Weidman LB (2013). A review of mobile phone applications for the care and prevention of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 15(1).

5.     LeGrand S, Proeschold-Bell RJ, James J, Wallace A (2013). Healthy Leaders: Multilevel health promotion considerations for diverse United Methodist Church pastors. Journal of Community Psychology, 41(3), 303-321.

CV: Sara LeGrand CV


  • Email: sara.legrand@duke.edu
  • Phone: (919) 438-0448
  • Fax: (919)613.5466
  • Campus Mail: Box 90392
  • Mail: 310 Trent Dr., Suite 305, Durham, NC 27710