Research Program Director
Public Health Institute
Dr. Tooru Nemoto is a research program director at PHI and oversees a number of substance abuse and HIV prevention studies and programs for stigmatized and neglected populations, such as Asian and Pacific Islander men who have sex with men, transgender people and sex workers.
Dr. Nemoto's research focuses on the social and cultural contexts of substance use and HIV-related risk behaviors as well as gender and sexual identity. He collaborates with substance abuse and HIV/AIDS care and prevention agencies in the San Francisco Bay Area and researchers in Japan and Thailand.