Journal of Addictive Behaviors,Therapy & RehabilitationISSN: 2324-9005

Harmony Rhoades

Harmony Rhoades, PhD
Department of Social Work
University of Southern California, USA

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Dr. Harmony Rhoades joined the USC School of Social Work as a postdoctoral research associate in 2010. She was previously a pre-doctoral trainee in the UCLA Service Systems for Persons Living with HIV/AIDS Research Training Program. Although her primary research centers on homelessness and HIV/AIDS risk behavior, her research interests also include the intersection of numerous social and biological factors that may influence health outcomes, including features of the environment, culture, gender, sexuality and reproduction. Dr. Rhoades is an active collaborator with prominent School of Social Work faculty dedicated to understanding and ending homelessness. As a postdoctoral researcher, Dr. Rhoades worked with Professor Suzanne Wenzel on research examining HIV risk behavior and mental health among homeless men in Los Angeles' Skid Row area. Dr. Rhoades is currently the project director of an NIMH-funded longitudinal research project led by Assistant Professor Eric Rice examining the social networks and risk behavior of homeless youth in Los Angeles. Dr. Rhoades is also a co-investigator with Wenzel and Rice on a pilot study of social network and risk behavior change among homeless persons transitioning into permanent supportive housing programs.

Research Interest

Dr. Harmony Rhoades research interests includes: HIV prevention, homelessness, epidemiology, substance use, medical sociology, organizations.


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