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Bobby Hutchison

Professional Title: 
SSM 252B
Dr. Bobby Hutchison (he/him) lectures in the psychological sciences program at the University of California, Merced. He holds graduate degrees in biological sciences, health sciences, sociology, psychology and neuroscience, with further training in genetics/genomics, public health, and infectious diseases. He is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara, Clemson University, A. T. Still University of Health Sciences, and the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London, University of London. Dr. Hutchison lived, studied, and lectured in England for a number of years. He served as a senior lecturer in psychology at the University of Gloucestershire in England. He was elected a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Medicine and the Royal Society for Public Health in 2022. He is a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London. He is a Scientist Member (SRPharmS) of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, a member of the American Public Health Association, the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, and the Institute of Health Prevention and Education. Dr. Hutchison has served as a Stanford University Fellow in Human Rights Education, focusing on global health disparities where he was recognized for making ‘a significant contribution to cross-cultural, interdisciplinary human rights knowledge.’ He is board-certified in public health (CPH) by the National Board of Public Health Examiners. He is a peer reviewer for the American Public Health Association (APHA) in the following research areas: Sexual and reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, public health education and promotion, and LGBTQ+ health. In 2022 he was appointed to a national leadership role in the APHA through 2025 on the Executive Committee on Bylaws. He is also a member of the APHA HIV Prevention and Treatment among Priority Populations (PTPP) Committee. Dr. Hutchison joined the Board of Directors for HAVEN (Healthy Alternatives to Violent Environments) in Stanislaus County in 2023. He is the academic co-chair of the Modesto Junior College Institutional Review Board. He became affiliated with the Urban Community Research Center at California State University, Dominguez Hills in 2023 where he also serves as a member of the Public Health Steering Committee in the School of Public Health. Dr. Hutchison’s academic interests are broadly in the biological underpinnings of behavior, sexual and reproductive health, and infectious disease prevention research. He has most recently completed a study on Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir disiproxil fumarate) and Descovy (emtricitabine and tenofovir alafenamide) prescribing by advanced practice providers as pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention. He has published articles and edited a number of volumes in the areas of sexuality, gender, and health.