Dr. Paul Fleming

Paul J. Fleming, PhD, MPH is a social scientist whose mixed methods research examines how masculinity – and its intersection with race/ethnicity, class, migration status, and other social determinants of health – influences men’s sexual, violent, and substance use behaviors. Dr. Fleming received his PhD in Health Behavior and a graduate minor in Sociology from the University of North Carolina, his MPH in Behavioral Sciences and Health Education from Emory University, and his BA in Political Science and Spanish from the University of Illinois. During his doctoral training at UNC, he was a NIH/NICHD-funded trainee in population health and subsequently an NIH/NIAID-funded trainee in STI/HIV prevention.

Dr. Fleming has previously worked as a Community Health Peace Corps Volunteer in Nicaragua developing and implementing HIV prevention strategies for men and also as a consultant on issues related to masculinity and health for the World Bank, U.S. Agency for International Development, and Sonke Gender Justice. Currently, his research – in the Dominican Republic, South Africa, and Mexico – aims to inform the development and improvement of gender-transformative intervention strategies for men to reduce social pressure for men to engage in sexual risk behaviors, substance use, and violence perpetration.

 Selected Publications:
1.      Fleming, P.J., McCleary-Sills, J., Morton, M., Levtov, R., Heilman, B., Barker, G. (2015). Risk factors for men’s perpetration of intimate partner violence: Results from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey in eight countries. PLOS ONE. 10(3).
2.      Dworkin, S.L., Fleming, P.J., Colvin, C.J. (2015). The promises and limitations of gender transformative health programming with men: Critical reflections from the field. Culture, Health, and Sexuality. DOI: 10.1080/13691058.2015.1035751
3.      Fleming, P.J., Barrington, C., Perez, M., Donastorg, Y., Kerrigan D. (2015). Strategies for recruiting steady male partners of female sex workers for HIV research. AIDS & Behavior. 19(2), 362-368.  
4.      Fleming, P.J., Mulawa, M., Burke, H., Shattuck, D., Mndeme, E., Attafuah, J., Mbwambo, J., Guest, G. (2015). The role of relationship types on condom use among men with concurrent partners in Ghana and Tanzania. AIDS Care. 27(4), 466-472.
5.      Fleming, P.J., Barrington, C., Perez, M., Donastorg, Y., Kerrigan D. (2014). Amigos and Amistades: the role of male friendships in shaping HIV vulnerability in the Dominican Republic. Culture, Health, and Sexuality. 16(8), 883-897.
6.      Fleming, P.J., Lee J.G.L., Dworkin, S.L. (2014). ‘Real men don't’: Constructions of masculinity and inadvertent harm in public health interventions. American Journal of Public Health. 104(6), 1029-1035.

7.      Fleming, P.J., Andes, K, DiClemente, R. (2013). ‘But I’m not like that’: Young men’s navigation of normative masculinities in a marginalized urban community in Paraguay. Culture, Health, and Sexuality. 15(6), 652-666.