Dr. Washington is a Professor in the School of Social Work at CSULB and the Co-Investigator of the Center for Health Equity Research Institute. He received his MA in Sociology from the University of Memphis and MS in Social Work from the University of Tennessee, Health Science Center before earning his doctorate from University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is published in peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journals, serves on editorial and advisory boards, with extensive experience teaching research methods, statistics, and health policy. Additionally, Dr. Washington has served as the Principal Investigator for the TIM Project, an NIH/NIDA funded randomized control trial administered using social media, and was a visiting professor in the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies and the University of California, San Francisco. His multiple awards include the 2017 Distinguished Faculty Scholarly and Creative Achievement Award from CSULB, the Gerald A. Ludd Lifetime Achievement Award for HIV leadership in the Black community, the CSULB Early Academic Career Excellence Award, and the Underrepresented Minority Research Award from the NIMH Research on AIDS Office. He has presented his research globally in South Africa, Thailand, Canada, Egypt, and Australia. Dr. Washington’s interests involve the effectiveness of HIV prevention intervention programs developed for special populations, and the development and evaluation of HIV prevention interventions, health disparities, and human sexuality.