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Tonia Poteat

Professor in the School of Nursing
School of Nursing
Box 3322 DUMC, Durham, NC 27710


Dr. Poteat is a professor in the Duke University School of Nursing and co-director of the Duke SGM Wellness Program. Her research, teaching, and clinical practice focus on HIV and LGBTQ health with particular attention to the health of transgender communities. Her research attends to the role of intersectional structural stigma in driving health inequities and seeks to identify strategies to advance health justice. Certified as an HIV Specialist by the American Academy of HIV Medicine and Gender Specialist by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health, she is an expert in HIV research and care with transgender persons. She is an associate editor for the journal LGBT Health and serves on the Department of Health and Human Services Adolescent and Adult HIV Treatment Guidelines panel. She founded and co-leads the Inter-CFAR Transgender Health Scientific Working Group.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Professor in the School of Nursing · 2024 - Present School of Nursing

Education, Training & Certifications

Johns Hopkins Unversity, Bloomberg School of Public Health · 2012 Ph.D.