Faculty and Staff
Jerome Galea, PhD, LCSW
Dr. Galea is an Associate Professor of Social Work (USF); Courtesy Assistant Professor at the College of Public Health (USF); Lecturer at Harvard Medical School; and a Health and Policy Advisor at Partners In Health. He obtained his BA in Psychology (University of Michigan); MSW (Children, Youth and Family focus, University of Washington); PhD in HIV Prevention Science (University College London); and, completed his postdoctoral studies in Global Mental Health Implementation Science (Harvard Medical School).
Dr. Galea’s research focuses on the integration of depression care with HIV prevention and care services, especially "low-intensity" mental health interventions that can be taught to and delivered by laypeople. Most of his research is based in Lima, Peru, where he lived and worked from 2001-2016, and is among men who have sex with men and transgender women. Other mental health research includes exploring interventions for patients with tuberculosis and depression; the implementation of community-based, non-pharmacological depression interventions; and, increasing the uptake of existing depression care services by modifying inhibitory social norms. Dr. Galea leads the USF ACCESS Lab and serves as an academic editor for PLOS One journal and as a reviewer for several others and participates in multiple national and international health advisory and advocacy committees.