Tor Neilands, PhD


Co-director, Visiting Professor program
Director, Methods Core
Voice: (415) 476-6337

Research interests

Scale development, scale reliability, longitudinal data analysis, structural equation modeling, multivariate statistics, factor analysis, dyadic data analysis, influential case diagnosis, behavioral statistics, behavioral HIV/AIDS research, behavioral HIV/AIDS-prevention research in racial and ethnic minority populations.

Current research

Dr. Neilands is Principal Investigator of two grants supporting the Visiting Professor program at CAPS. He is also director of the Methods Core at CAPS. He is Statistical Co-Investigator on the following research studies:

  • Mentoring and Empowerment in the Context of HIV Care for At-Risk Populations (PI: M. Johnson)
  • A Randomized Controlled Trial of the Bruthas Project (PI: E. Arnold)
  • RCT of an Integrative Intervention for Non-Treatment-Seeking Meth Users (PI: A. Carrico)
  • Continuation of Longitidunal Gay Couples Study (PI: C. Hoff)
  • Development and Validation of a Multidimensional Index of Engagement in HIV Care (PIs: M. Johnson & K. Chistropoulos)
  • The Duo Project: Relationship Factors and HIV Treatment Adherence (PI: M. Johnson)
  • Addressing Disparities in Chronic Disease with a Teen and Young Adult Focus (PI: K. Bibbins-Domingo)
  • Countering Young Adult Tobacco Marketing in Bars (PI: P. Ling)
  • Migration, Tourism and the HIV-Drug Use Syndemic in the Dominican Rebublic (PI: M. Padilla)
  • Physicians and Health Related Services for Male to Female Transgender Persons (PI: S. Rodríguez Madera)
  • Testing a Community Mobilization HIV Prevention Intervention in South Africa (PI: S. Lippman)


  • 1993, PhD (Psychology), University of Texas at Austin
  • 1990, M.A (Quantitative Methods), University of Texas at Austin
  • 1988, B.A. (With Honors, Psychology), University of California, Santa Cruz
  • 1988, B.A. (English Literature), University of California, Santa Cruz


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