Gail Wyatt, Ph.D. Director, Sexual Health Programs, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA

Director of the UCLA Sexual Health Program Associate

Director of the UCLA AIDS Institute






Gail E. Wyatt, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist, sex therapist and professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Bio-behavioral Sciences at UCLA. She was an NIMH Research Scientist Career Development Awardee for 17 years. She has conducted national and international research since 1980, funded by the National Institutes of Mental Health, the National Institute of Drug Abuse, state and private foundations.

Dr. Wyatt is Director of the UCLA Sexual Health Program, an Associate Director of the UCLA AIDS Institute and coordinates a core of behavioral scientists who consult with other researchers to recruit underserved populations and conduct research that effectively incorporates socio-cultural factors into HIV/AIDS research. Dr. Wyatt has received numerous awards and honors for her scientific accomplishments, mentoring, and teaching. She has also testified before the United States Congress eight times on issues related to health policy. She was the first African- American woman to be licensed as a psychologist in the state of California. 


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