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Sheldon D. Fields

Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion;
Research Professor

301 Nursing Sciences Building
University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-863-8215


Research & Publications


  • PhD – University of Pennsylvania
  • MS – Binghamton University (State University of New York)
  • BS – Binghamton University (State University of New York)

Select Honors and Awards

  • 2020 Towers Pinnacle Award: American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • 2018 Cultural Pluralism Award: Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions
  • 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award: State University of New York
  • 2018 Medal of Distinguished Service: Binghamton University Alumni Association
  • 2017 Trailblazer Award: National Black Nurses Association, Inc.
  • 2016 Helen Miramontes Advocacy Award: Association of Nurses in AIDS Care

Recent Publications

Alio, A. P., Sibley, C., Ouedraogo, H. S., Wallace, S. E., Wakefield, S., Humes, D. L., Fields. S. D., & Keefer, M. C., (2020). House Ball Community Leaders’ Perceptions of HIV and HIV Vaccine Research. Int. J of Maternal and Child Health and AIDS, 9(1), 136-145.

Watson, C.C.; Wilton, L.; Lucas, J.P.; Bryant, L.; Victorianne, G.D.; Aradhya, K.; Fields, S. D.; Wheeler, D.P.; HPTN Black Caucus., (2020). Development of a Black Caucus within the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN): Representing the Perspectives of Black Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM). Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health17(3), 871.

Wheeler, D. P., Fields S. D., Magnus, M., Hightow-Weidman, L., Shoptaw, S., et. al., (2019). Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Initiation and Adherence among Black Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM) in Three U.S. Cities: Results from the HPTN 073 Study. Journal of the International AIDS Society 22 (2),

Hightow-Weidman, L., Magnus, M., Beauchamp, G., Hurt, C. B., Shoptaw, S., Emel, L., Piwowar-Manning, E., Mayer, K. H., Nelson, L. E., Wilton, L., Watkins, P., Whitfield, D., Fields, S. D., & Wheeler, D. (2019). Incidence and Correlates of STIs among Black Men who have Sex with Men Participating in the HPTN 073 PrEP Study. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 69(9), 1597-1604,

Nese College of Nursing named a National League for Nursing Center of Excellence