Laura M. Bogart

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Senior Behavioral Scientist; Faculty, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Santa Monica Office


Ph.D. and M.S. in social psychology, University of Pittsburgh


Laura Bogart is a Senior Behavioral Scientist at the RAND Corporation and member of the Pardee RAND Graduate School faculty. A social psychologist specializing in community-based participatory research to understand and address health disparities, her primary interests are in the areas of stigma and medical mistrust and much of her research focuses on HIV prevention and treatment.  Bogart also conducts research on the prevention of adolescent obesity.  Much of her research is in the U.S. (with racial/ethnic minority populations), and she also conducts research in Botswana, South Africa, and Uganda.  She is a Fellow in both the American Psychological Association and the Society of Behavioral Medicine.  She was awarded the American Psychological Association's Division 44 (LGBT Psychology) Award for Distinguished Contribution to Ethnic Minority Issues.  Bogart received her Ph.D. and M.S. in Social Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh.

Recent Projects

  • Pilot Intervention to Address Discrimination and Mistrust Among HIV Positive Black Men
  • A Social Network Analysis of People Living with HIV and their HIV Treatment Adherence Partners in Botswana
  • A Randomized Controlled Trial of an Antiretroviral Treatment Adherence Intervention for HIV+ African Americans
  • Siempre Seguiré: A Pilot Intervention to Improve Coping with Discrimination and Adherence among HIV Positive Latino MSM
  • Pilot Intervention to Empower HIV Clients as Prevention Advocates in Uganda

Selected Publications

Bogart LM, Dale SK, Christian J, Patel K, Daffin GK, Mayer KH, Pantalone DW, "Coping with discrimination among HIV-positive Black men who have sex with men," Culture Health and Sexuality, 2017 (forthcoming)

Bogart LM, Wagner GJ, Green HD, Mutchler MG, Klein DJ, McDavitt B., "Social network characteristics moderate the association between stigmatizing attributions about HIV and non-adherence among Black Americans living with HIV: A longitudinal assessment," Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 49(6), 2015

Bogart LM, Cowgill BO, Elliott MN, Klein DJ, Hawes-Dawson J, Uyeda K, Elijah J, Binkle DG, Schuster MA, "A randomized controlled trial of Students for Nutrition and eXercise (SNaX): a community-based participatory research study," Journal of Adolescent Health, 55(3), 2014

Earnshaw V, Bogart LM, Dovidio J, Williams D., "Stigma and racial/ethnic HIV disparities: moving towards resilience," American Psychologist, 68(4), 2013

Bogart LM, Wagner G, Galvan FH, Klein DJ., "Longitudinal relationships between antiretroviral treatment adherence and discrimination due to HIV-serostatus, race, and sexual orientation among African-American men with HIV," Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 40(2), 2010

Bogart LM, Uyeda KE, "Community-based participatory research: partnering with communities for effective and sustainable behavioral health interventions," Health Psychology, 28(4), 2009

Bogart LM, Thorburn S, "Are HIV/AIDS Conspiracy Beliefs a Barrier to HIV Prevention Among African Americans?" Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 38(2), 2005

, "185. Bogart, L. M., Mosepele, M., Phaladze, N., Lekoko, B., Klein, D. J., MacCarthy, S., & Green Jr, H. D. (2018). A social network analysis of HIV treatment partners and patient viral suppression in Botswana," JAIDS, 78(2), 2018

Honors & Awards

  • Fellow, Society of Behavioral Medicine
  • Fellow, American Psychological Association
  • Award for Distinguished Contribution to Ethnic Minority Issues, American Psychological Association Division 44