David W. Seal, PhD, FAAHB


David Seal, PHD

Education & Affiliations

Post-Doctoral Fellowship, HIV Center for Clinical & Behavioral Studies, Columbia University Department of Psychiatry
PhD, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
MA, California State University, Fullerton
BA, University of Redlands


Dr. David Seal, professor, has extensive experience and expertise with the conduct of social behavioral formative and intervention research within a multicultural community-based participatory framework. He has been the PI on funded HIV prevention intervention studies with people who inject drugs, men who have sex with men, prison populations, and delinquent female adolescents. He also has conducted funded studies to explore sexual behavior among at-risk heterosexuals in Syria; the impact of intersecting identifies on risk behavior among racial and ethnic minority men; and emotional and sexual intimacy among gay, lesbian, and heterosexual couples. More recently, he had been involved in violence prevention initiatives. Seal received his PhD in social psychology from the University of New Mexico. He is a past-president and fellow of the American Academy of Health Behavior. He currently is on AAHB's Board of Directors and serves as the Chair of the Diversity and Equity Council. 

Research Areas

  • HIV/STI Prevention
  • Sexology
  • Qualitative Methods

Honors & Awards

  • Fellow, American Academy of Health Behavior
  • Past-President, American Academy of Health Behavior
  • Diversity and Equity Chair, American Acdemy of Health Behavior


View Dr. Seal's publications at his NCBI profile page.


SBPS 6150 Taiwanese Community Health Practices