Faculty & Staff
Darrell P. Wheeler, PhD, M.P.H.
Office #: Lewis Towers 1208
CV Link: DPW CV 2011
1992 Ph.D. in Social Work, The University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
1990 M.P.H. in Health Administration, The University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
1988 M.S.W. in Health/Mental Health, Howard University, Washington, DC
1981 B.A. in Sociology, Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, IA
Overall research agenda and publications focus on the identification and exploration of individual and communal resiliency in HIV prevention and intervention, with particular emphasis on African American and Black gay, bisexual and transgender communities.
Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals
Wheeler, D.P. (2011). National Health Line: Advancing HIV/AIDS Domestic Agenda: Social worker and Community health workers unite. Health and Social Work, 36(2), 157-158.
Carlos, J. A., Bingham, T. A., Stueve, A., Lauby, J., Ayala, G., Millett, G. A., & Wheeler, D.P. (2010). The role of peer support on condom use among Black and Latino MSM in three urban Areas. AIDS Education & Prevention, 22(5), 430-444.
Vermund, S. H., Hodder, S. L., Justman, J. E., Koblin, B. A., Mastro, T. D., Mayer, K. H., Wheeler, D.P., et al. (2010). Addressing Research Priorities for Prevention of HIV Infection in the United States. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 50(S3), S149-S155.
Wheeler, D. P., & Giunta, N. (2009). National health line: Promoting productive aging. Health and Social Work, 34(3), 237-239.
Wheeler, D. P. (2009). National health line: Mounting social work response to the worsening HIV epidemic in Black communities. Health & Social Work, 34(2), 156-159.
Wheeler, D. P., & Parchment, T. M. (2009). Building capacity for evidence we can believe in: The argument for social change as an evidence-based practice agenda. Health & Social Work, 34(1), 71-73.
Bond, L., Wheeler, D. P., Millett, G. A., LaPollo, A. B., Carson, L. F., & Liau, A. (2009). Black men who have sex with men and the association of down-low identity with HIV risk behavior. American Journal of Public Health, 99(S1), S92-S95.
Joslin-Roher, E., & Wheeler, D. P. (2009). Partners in transition: The transition experience of lesbian, bisexual and queer identified partners of transgender men. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Services, 21(1), 30-48.
Abrahams, C. A., Dacus, J., Wheeler , D. P., Taylor, R., Latimer, S. S., and Hearn, K. Lessons learned: Building the capacity of community-based organizations and health departments implementing HIV interventions in African American communities. Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Services 7.4 (2008): 373-397.
Wheeler, D.P. & Mahoney, A.M. (2008). Caribbean immigrants in the United States—health and health care: The need for a social agenda. Health and Social Work, 33(3), 238-240.
Wheeler, D.P., Lauby, J.L., Liu, K., Van Sluytman, L.G. & Murrill, C. (2008). A comparative analysis of sexual risk characteristics of black men who have sex with men or with men and women. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 37(5), 697-707.
Jones, K.T., Johnson, W.D., Wheeler, D.P., Gray, P., Foust, E., Gaiter, J., & The North Carolina Men’s Health Initiative Study Team (2008). Nonsupportive peer norms and incarceration as HIV risk correlates for young Black men who have sex with men. AIDS Behavior, 12(1), 41-50.
Wheeler, D.P. and Patterson, G. (2008) Prisoner reentry. Health and Social Work, 33(2), 145-147.
Millett, G.A., Ding, H., Lauby, J., Flores, Stueve, A., Bingham, T., Carballo-Dieguez, A., Murrill, C., Liu, K., Wheeler, D.P., Liau, A., & Marks, G. (2007). Circumcision status and HIV infection among Black and Latino men who have sex with men in three U.S. cities. Journal of AIDS, 46 (5), 643-650.
Wheeler, D.P. & Bragin M. (2007). Bringing it all back home: Social work and the challenge of returning veterans. Health and Social Work, 32(4) 297-300.
LaSala, M. C., Jenkins, D., Wheeler, D. P., & Fredriksen-Goldsen, K.I. (2008). LGBT faculty, research, and researchers: Risks and rewards. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, 20(3), 253-267.
Wheeler, D.P., & Goodman, H. (2007). Health and mental health social works need information literacy skills. Health and Social Work,32(3), 235-237.
Wheeler, D.P. (2007). HIV and AIDS Today: Where is social work going? Health and Social Work, 32(2), 155-157.
Wheeler, D.P., Carter, R.E., Cobb, V.L., Louis, B.E. (2007). Engaging African American youth in smoking prevention efforts. American Journal of Health Studies, 22(2), 114-120.
Wheeler, D.P. (2006). Exploring HIV prevention needs for non-gay identified Black and African American men who have sex with men: A qualitative exploration. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 33(7), S11-S16.
Michelen, W., Martinez, J., Lee, A., & Wheeler, D.P. (2006). Reducing frequent flyer emergency department visits. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 17, 59-69.
Wheeler, D.P. (2005). Working with positive men: HIV prevention with Black men who have sex with men. AIDS Education and Prevention 17(Supp.A), 102-115.
Beatty, L., Wheeler, D.P., & Gaither, J. (2004). Effective HIV/AIDS prevention for Black/African Americans. Journal of Black Psychology 30(1), 40-58.
Wheeler, D.P. (2003). Methodological issues in conducting community-cased health and social services research among urban Black and African-American LGB populations. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, 15(1/2), 65-78.
Klein S.J., Nokes, K.M., Devore, B.S., Holmes, J.M., Wheeler, D.P., St. Hilare, M.B. (2001). Age-appropriate HIV prevention messages for older adults: Findings from focus groups in New York state, Journal of Public Health Management, 7(3), 11-18.
Wheeler, D.P., (1999). (Brief Article) Cultural competence in community evaluation and collaboration: A case example. The Community Psychologist, Winter, 1999, 32(1), 32-34.
Rife, J.C., First, R.J., Wheeler, D.P., Belcher, J.R. & Johnson, J. (1995). Redefining the needs of persons who are homeless and mentally ill: Implications for diagnosis and treatment. The Journal of Applied Social Sciences,19(1), 1-9.
Wheeler, D.P. (2010). Empowerment evaluation in logic modeling: Participatory and collaborative processes in developing a logic model [Case study] (pp. 112-114). In M.J. Smith (Author). Program Evaluation for Social Work & Health Professionals. New York: Oxford University Press.
Wheeler, D. P., Hadden, B. R., Lewis, M., Van Sluytman, L. G., & Parchment, T. M. (2010). HIV and Black and American communities in the 21st Century. In C.C. Poindexter (Ed.), Handbook of HIV and Social Work: Principles, Practice and Populations (pp. 271-290). Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Wheeler, D.P. (2009). Methodological issues in conducting community-based health and social services research among urban Black and African American LGBT populations. In W. Meezan and J. I. Martin (Eds.), Handbook of Research with Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Transgender Populations (pp. 300-314). New York, NY: Routledge.
Wheeler, D.P. (2008). Men’s health. In Encyclopedia of Social Work (20th Edition). Silver Spring, MD: NASW.
Wheeler, D.P. (2003). Telling the social work story for survival. In Willinger, B. and Rice, A. (Eds.), A History AIDS Social Work in Hospitals: A Daring Response to an Epidemic (pp. 329-343). NY: Haworth Press.
Wheeler, D.P. (2000). HIV/AIDS prevention. In V.J. Lynch (Ed.) HIV/AIDS at Year 2000: A Sourcebook for Social Workers (pp.188-196). Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon.
Wheeler, D.P. & Miller, D.V. (1999). HIV/AIDS mental health services to black men. In M. Shernoff (Ed.), AIDS and Mental Health Practice in the United States: Clinical and Policy Issues (pp. 125-143). NY: Haworth Press.
Wheeler, D.P. & Shernoff, M. (1999). The role of mental health professionals in medical decision making regarding protease inhibitors. In M. Shernoff (Ed.), AIDS and Social Work Practice in the United States: Clinical and Policy Issues (pp. 3-18). NY: Haworth Press.
Wheeler, D. (1998). Community-based evaluation of HIV/AIDS services for African Americans. In L. Gant, P. Stewart & V. Lynch (Auths.), Social Workers Speak Out on the HIV/AIDS Crisis: Voices From and To African American Communities (pp. 99-117). Westport, CT: Praeger.
Gant, L.M., Green, W., Stewart, P.A., Wheeler, D.P., Wright, E.M. (1998). HIV/AIDS and African Americans: Assumptions, myths, and realities. In L. Gant, P.A. Stewart & V. J. Lynch (Eds.) Social Workers Speak Out on the HIV/AIDS Crisis: Voices from and to African-American Communities. (pp. 1-12). Westport, CT: Praeger.
Gant, L.M., Green, W., Lynch, V.J., Stewart, P.A., Wheeler, D.P., Wright, E.M. (1998). Report from the Washington Summit on Social Work Leadership and AIDS in African-American communities. In L. Gant, P.A. Stewart & V. J. Lynch (Eds.) Social Workers Speak Out on the HIV/AIDS Crisis: Voices from and to African-American Communities. (pp. 119-138). Westport, CT: Praeger.
Gant, L.M., Green, W., Lynch, V.J., Stewart, P.A., Wheeler, D.P., Wright, E.M. (1998). Where are we and where do we need to go: A blueprint for the future. In L. Gant, P.A. Stewart & V. J. Lynch (Eds.) Social Workers Speak Out on the HIV/AIDS Crisis: Voices from and to African-American Communities. (pp. 139-154). Westport, CT: Praeger
Wheeler, D.P. (2005). Practice issues in HIV/AIDS services: Empowerment-based models and program applications, Ronald J. Mancoske and James Donald Smith. Smith College Studies in Social Work 75(4), 124-126.
Wheeler, D.P. (1997). Multicultural counseling with teenage fathers: A practical guide, Mark S. Kiselica. Journal of Multicultural Social Work, 6(3/4), 167-170.
Newsletters, Monographs, and Proceedings
Wheeler, D.P., Gaboda, D. & Koubiadis, R. (2007). REVISION of the current NASW health care policy statement. NASW Delegate Assembly.
Wheeler, D.P. (2004). What are Black men’s HIV prevention needs? Fact sheet for the University of California-San Francisco’s Center for AIDS Prevention Studies.
Wheeler, D.P. (2002). HIV/AIDS prevention targeting Black and African-American MSMs: A commentary. NetWork HOPE, HIV/AIDS Orientation & Professional Education Program Newsletter. Winter/Spring., 8-13.
Wheeler, D.P. (2001). African American AIDS Research: A call to action. NetWork HOPE, HIV/AIDS Orientation & Professional Education Program Newsletter, 4(4), Summer, 6.
Berkman, B.J., Gardian, T., DiCenzo Jellinek, M., Lee, J. S, & Wheeler, D.P. (1999). Health care issues, policies, and programs In V. C. Copeland, V. Jackson, L. Jarman-Rhode, A. L. Rosen & G. Stone (Eds), Approaches to Teaching Health Care in Social Work: A Compendium of Model Syllabi (pp. 63- 83). Alexandria, VA: CSWE.
Wheeler, D.P. (1994). Enhancing the social work role in HIV/AIDS education, intervention and prevention with vulnerable groups. In Proceedings of the Seventh National Symposium on Doctoral Research and Social Work Practice (pp. 86-91). The Ohio State University.
Wheeler, D.P. (1991). Creating culturally specific AIDS interventions: An example of the ethnographic approach to program evaluation. In K.J. Jaros & G.C. St. Denis (Eds.), Proceedings of the 1991 Public Health Social Work Institute (pp.36-54). University of Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh, PA.
Wheeler, D.P. (1989). Expenditures for social work activities in maternal and child health training programs. In M. West, S. Stuart, & E. Carlin (Eds.). Training for Social Work Leadership in Maternal and Child Health (pp. 64-66). University of Washington: Seattle, Washington.