Co-Director Analytic Core
Kate Muessig is an Assistant Professor and health behavior interventionist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health. She uses mixed-methods research to develop and evaluate technology-based interventions with youth, particularly men who have sex with men and transgender individuals, to support HIV prevention and care. Dr. Muessig co-leads a mixed methods study analyzing online forum data to understand the potential for online stigma-reduction interventions for young Black men who have sex with men (R21MH105292). She has also led the qualitative components of two completed (HealthMpowerment.org and Tough Talks) and three ongoing (Epic Allies, Ally Quest, Test Rehearsal) NIH-funded eHealth interventions. She is co-Director of the Analytic Core of the iTech. In this role, she supports the development and implementation of the formative and pilot phases of all iTech studies.