Image
Alida Bouris, a female-presenting person, smiles towards the camera against a dark-gray background.

Alida M. Bouris, PhD, MSW

Associate Professor; Co-Director, The Chicago Center for HIV Elimination
she/her/hers
abouris@uchicago.edu
Address

969 E. 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

Office Location: E012

Areas of Expertise
Children and Adolescents
Family
Gender
Health
Intervention Programs
Mental Health
Prevention
Race, Ethnicity, and Culture
Social Work
Substance Abuse
Urban
Crown Family School Affiliations
UChicago Affiliations
Center for Human Potential and Public Policy
Center for Interdisciplinary Inquiry and Innovation in Sexual and Reproductive Health
Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality
Other Affiliations

Co-Director, Behavioral, Social and Implementation Sciences Core of the Third Coast Center for AIDS Research

Alida Bouris is an Associate Professor in the University of Chicago Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice. As a social work scholar, her research is broadly focused on the relationship between social context and health, with a particular emphasis on understanding how social inequality, social networks, and social support shape the health and well-being of historically excluded and marginalized youth and adult populations. The overall goal of Dr. Bouris's research agenda is to develop effective and sustainable interventions that can address existing inequities in mental health, HIV/AIDS, and substance abuse. Within this area, she focuses on (1) heterosexual Latino and African American youth, who are disproportionately affected by STIs and unplanned pregnancies, (2) Latino and African American sexual and gender minority youth and adults, with a special emphasis on young Black cisgender men, who carry the highest global burden of HIV, and (3) people involved in the criminal legal system.

At Crown Family School, Professor Bouris teaches courses on social work practice, cognitive-behavioral therapy, queer theory, and implementation science. In 2013, she was the recipient of the William Pollak Award for Excellence in Teaching. In 2015, she received the Award for Excellence in Doctoral Student Mentoring.

Professor Bouris has published extensively in the field of adolescent health and HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment.  Her research has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and the Ford Foundation. Her current research projects are examining the role of families in supporting the health of younger gay and bisexual men and transgender women at risk for and living with HIV/AIDS, digital media and storytelling interventions, and the development and implementation of social support interventions to improve outcomes along the HIV Continuum of Care for young Black sexual minority men. 

Professor Bouris is Co-Director of the Chicago Center for HIV Elimination (CCHE) and of the Behavioral, Social, and Implementation Sciences Core of the Third Coast Center for AIDS Research. She also is a faculty affiliate of the University of Chicago’s Center for Interdisciplinary Inquiry and Innovation in Sexual and Reproductive Health (Ci3), Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality and Center for Human Potential and Public Policy.

The Profession of Social Work

This seminar will consider the development of social work as a profession since the late 19th century. How and why did social work emerge as a profession? In what ways...

Read more
The Challenges and Opportunities in the Field of Global Health and Development
Read more
The Susan and Richard Kiphart Center for Global Health and Social Development Official Launch
Read more
SSA Faculty Join Major Effort to Fight HIV Infection in Chicago
Read more
See all news articles about Associate Professor; Co-Director, The Chicago Center for HIV Elimination Alida M. Bouris
See all media stories featuring Alida M. Bouris
William Pollak Award for Excellence in Teaching
Read more
Award For Excellence in Doctoral Student Mentoring at Crown Family School
Read more

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles (*student author, + early career mentee, 1 senior author)

  • Sadzaglishvili, S., *Gotsiridze, T., *Lekishvili, K., *Verdino, A. P., Flores, R., & 1Bouris, A. (in press). “Girls have commercial sex, boys don’t:” Mixed-methods evidence for a gendered risk environment for street-connected young people in the Republic of Georgia. Journal of HIV/AIDS and Social Services.
  • +Pyra, M., +Motley, D., & 1Bouris, A. (2022). Moving towards equity: Fostering transdisciplinary research between the social behavioral sciences and implementation science to end the HIV epidemic. Current Opinions in HIV and AIDS Research, 17(2), 89-99.

  • Keene, L. C., Heath, R. D., & Bouris, A. (2022). Disclosure of sexual identities across social-relational contexts: Findings from a national sample of Black sexual minority men. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, 9, 201–214.

  • Ethier, K., Stump, T., Hirschhorn, L., Dakin, A., Bouacha, N., Freeman, A., Bannon, J., Gomez, W., Moskowitz, J., & Bouris, A. (2022) "Developing an implementation facilitation strategy for a mental health screening and ehealth positive affect intervention for people living with HIV." In IMPLEMENTATION SCIENCE, vol. 17, no. SUPPL 1. CAMPUS, 4 CRINAN ST, LONDON N1 9XW, ENGLAND: BMC, 2022

  • Wade, R. M., Bouris, A, Neilands, T., & Harper, G. W. (2021). Racialized sexual discrimination (RSD) and psychological wellbeing among young sexual minority Black men (YSMBM) who seek intimate partners online. Sexuality Research & Social Policy. http://doi:10.1007/s13178-021-00676-6

  • *Brodyn, A., *Lee, S-Y., Futrell, E., Bennett, I., Bouris, A., Jagoda, P., & Gilliam, M. (2021). Body mapping and story circles in sexual health research with youth of color: Methodological insights and study findings from Adolescent X, an art-based project. Health Promotion Practice. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F15248399211039796

  • Pho, M., Erzouki, F., Boodram, B., Jimenez, A. D., Pineros, J., Shuman, V., *Claypool, E. J., Bouris, A., Gastala, N., Reichert, J., Kelly, M., Salisbury-Afshar, E., Epperson, M., Gibbons, R., Schneider, J. A., Pollack, H. A. (2021). Reducing Opioid Mortality in Illinois (ROMI): A case management/peer recovery coaching critical time intervention clinical trial protocol. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 108348.
  • *Alon, L., Bruce, D., Blocker, O., Bouris, A., Reirden, D. H., & Schneider, J. A. (2021). Perceptions of quality and safety in cannabis acquisition among young gay and bisexual men living with HIV/AIDS who use cannabis: Impact of legalisation and dispensaries. International Journal of Drug Policy, 88, 103035.
  • Schneider, J. A., Young, L., Ramachandran, A., Michaels, S., Cohen, H., Robinson, I., *Alon, L., Hill, B. J., Nakasone, S., Balenciaga, M., Motley, D. A., Bouris, A., Khanna, A., Ferreira, M., Valente, T., Schumm, P., for the PrEP Chicago Network Intervention Team. (2021). A pragmatic randomized controlled trial to increase pre-exposure prophylaxis uptake for HIV prevention: 55-week results from PrEPChicago. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 86(1), 31-37.
  •  Teixeira da Silva, D. T., Bouris, A., Ramachandran, A., Blocker, O., Davis, B., Harris, J., Pyra, M., Rusie, L., Brewer, R., Pagkas-Bather, J., Hotton, A., Ridgway, J., McNulty, M., Bhatia, R., & Schneider, J. A. (2021). Embedding a linkage to Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) care intervention in social network strategy and partner notification services: Results from a pilot randomized controlled trial. JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 86(2), 191-199.
  • Keene, L. C., Dehlin, J. M., Picket, J., *Berringer, K. R., Little, I., Tsang, A., Bouris, A., & Schneider, J. A. (2020). #PrEP4Love: Success and stigma following release of the first sex-positive PrEP public health campaign. Culture, Health and Sexuality. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/13691058.2020.1715482
  • *Hereth, J., & Bouris, A. (2020). Queering smart decarceration: Centering the experiences of LGBTQ+ young people to imagine a world without prisons. [Special Issue. Y. Park, B. Suslovic, E. Beck, P. Obrien, & M. Kim (Eds.)]. Affilia: Anti-Carceral Feminisms: Imagining a world without prisons, 35(3) 358-375. 2020 Affilia Award for Distinguished Feminist Scholarship and Praxis in Social Work.
  • Hirschhorn, L. R., Brown, R., Friedman, E. E., Greene, G. J., Bender, A., Christeller, C., Bouris, A., Johnson, A. K., Pickett, J.,  Modali, L., & Ridgway, J. P. (2020). Black women’s PrEP knowledge, attitudes, preferences and experience in Chicago. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 84(5), 497-507.
  • *Teixeira da Silva, D., Bouris, A., Voisin, D., Hotton, A., Brewer, R., & Schneider J. A. (2020). Social networks moderate the syndemic effect of psychosocial and structural factors on HIV risk among young Black transgender women and men who have sex with men. AIDS and Behavior, 24(1), 192-205.
  •  Bruce, D., Bouris, A., Bowers, S., Blocker, O., Lee, S. Y., Glidden, M. F., Schneider, J. A., & Reirden, D. H. (2019). Medical, therapeutic, and recreational use of marijuana among young men who have sex with men living with HIV. Addiction Theory & Research, 88,
    103035.
  • Schrager, S., Steiner, R., Bouris, A., Macapagal, K., & Brown, C. H. (2019). Methodological considerations for advancing research on the health and well-being of sexual and gender minority youth. LGBT Health, 6(4), 156-165.
  •  Newcomb, M., LaSala, M., Bouris, A., Mustanski, B., Prado, G., Schrager, S., & Huebner, D. (2019). The influence of families on LGBTQ youth health: A call to action for innovation in research and intervention development. LGBT Health, 6(4), 139-145.
  • Hill, B. J., Crosby, R., Bouris, A., Brown, R., Bak, T., Rosentel, K., VandeVusse, A., Silverman, M., & Salazar, L. (2018). Exploring transgender legal name change as a potential structural intervention for mitigating social determinants of health among transgender women of color. Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 15(1), 25-33.
  • Bouris, A., *Jaffe, K., Eavou, R., Liao, C., Kuhns, L., Voisin, D., & Schneider, J. A. (2017). Project nGage: Results of a randomized controlled trial of a dyadic network support intervention to retain young Black men who have sex with men in HIV care. AIDS and Behavior, 21(12), 3618-3629.
  • Young, L., Schumm, P., Alon, L., Bouris, A., Ferreira, M., Hill, B. J., Khanna, A., Valente, T., & Schneider, J. A. (2017). PrEP Chicago: A randomized controlled crossover peer change agent intervention to promote the adoption of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV prevention among young Black men who have sex with men. Clinical Trials, 15(1), 44-52.
  • Bouris, A., & Hill, B. J. (2017). Out on campus: Meeting the mental health needs of sexual and gender minority college students. Journal of Adolescent Health, 61(3), 271-272.
  • Bouris, A., & Hill, B. J. (2017). Exploring the mother-adolescent relationship as a promotive resource for sexual and gender minority youth [Special Issue. S. L. Williams & A. K. Mann (Eds.) ]. Journal of Social Issues: Translating Stigma and Intergroup Relations to Improve Sexual and Gender Minority Health. 73(3), 619-637.
  • Hill, B. J., Rosentel, K., Bak, T., Hebert, L. E., & Bouris, A. (2017). Race and HIV risk: Exploring race and HIV risk perceptions among young men who have sex with men. Journal of Adolescent Health2(60), S9-S10.
  • Quinn, K., Voisin, D. R., Bouris, A., Jaffe, K., Kuhns, L., Eavou, R., & Schneider, J. (2017). Multiple dimensions of stigma and health related factors among young Black men who have sex with men. AIDS and Behavior, 27(1), 207-216.
  • Gilliam, M., Jagoda, P., Fabiyi, C., Lyman, P., Wilson, C., Hill, B. J., & Bouris, A. (2017). Alternate reality games as an informal learning tool for generating STEM engagement among underrepresented youth: A qualitative evaluation of The Source. Journal of Science Education and Technology, 1-14.
  • Elsaesser, C., Heath, R., Kim, J-B., & Bouris, A. (2016). The long-term influence of social support on academic engagement among Latino adolescents: Analysis of between-person and within-person effects among Mexican and other Latino youth. Youth & Society. https://doi:10.117/0044118X16656086
  • Quinn, K., Voisin, D. R., Bouris, A., Jaffe, K., Kuhns, L., Eavou, R., & Schneider, J. (2017). Multiple dimensions of stigma and health related factors among young Black men who have sex with men. AIDS and Behavior, 27(1), 207-216.
  • Gilliam, M., Bouris, A., Hill, B. J., & Jagoda, P.  (2016). The Source: An alternate reality game to spark STEM interest and learning among underrepresented youth. Journal of STEM Education, 17(2), 14-20.
  • Kuhns, L. M., Hotton, A., Garofalo, R., Muldoon, A. L., Jaffe, K., Bouris, A., Voisin, D., & Schneider, J. A. (2016). A syndemic index is associated with antiretroviral medication adherence among HIV-positive youth. AIDS Patient Care and STDs, 30(4), 185-192. 
  • Quinn, K., Voisin, D. R, Bouris, A., & Schneider, J. A. (2016). Psychological distress, drug use, sexual risks and medication adherence among young HIV-positive Black men who have sex with men: Exposure to community violence matters. AIDS Care, 28(7), 866-872.
  • Duffy, S., Brown, T. M., Grant, K. E., Katsonga-Phiri, T., Bouris, A., & Keenan, K. (2016). Development of an empirically based preventive intervention for depression in preadolescent African American girls. Prevention Science, 17(4), 503-512.
  • Bouris, A., Everett, B., Heath, R., Elsaesser, C., & Neilands, T. B. (2016). Effects of victimization and violence on suicidal ideation and behaviors among sexual minority and heterosexual adolescents. LGBT Health, 3(2), 153-161.
  • Hill, B. J., Bouris, A., Barnett, J., & Walker, D. (2016). Fit to serve?: Exploring mental and physical health and well-being among transgender active duty service members and veterans in the U.S. military. Transgender Health, 1(1), 4-11.
  • Bouris, A., Mancino, J., Jagoda, P., Hill, B. J., & Gilliam, M. (2015). Reinvigorating adolescent sexuality education through alternate reality games: The case of The Source. Sex Education. DOI:10.1080/14681811.2015.1101373.
  • Bouris, A., Hill, B. J., Fisher, K., Erickson, G., & Schneider, J. A. (2015). Mother-son communication about sex and routine HIV-testing among younger men of color who have sex with men. Journal of Adolescent Health, 57(5), 515-522.
  • Schneider, J. A., Bouris, A., & Smith, D.K. (2015). Race and the public health impact potential of PrEP in the United States. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 70(1), e30-e32.
  • McFadden, R., Bouris, A., Voisin, D., Glick, N., & Schneider, J. A. (2014). Dynamic social support networks of younger black men who have sex with men with new HIV infection. AIDS Care, 26(10), 1275-1282.
  • Bouris, A., Voisin, D., Pilloton, M., Flatt, F., Eavou, R., Hampton, K., Kuhns, L., Eder, M., & Schneider, J. A. (2013). Project nGage: Network supported HIV care engagement for younger black men who have sex with men and transgender persons. Journal of AIDS & Clinical Research, 4(9), 236. doi: 10.4172/2155-6113.1000236.
  • Bouris, A., Guilamo-Ramos, V., Cherry, K., Dittus, P., Michael, S., & Gloppen, K. (2012). Preventing rapid repeat births among Latina adolescents: The role of parents. American Journal of Public Health, 102(10), 1842-1847.
  • Guilamo-Ramos, V., Bouris, A., Lee, J., McCarthy, K., Dittus, P., Michael, S., & Pitt-Barnes, S. (2012). Paternal influences on adolescent sexual risk behaviors: A structured literature review. Pediatrics, 130(5), 1313-1325.
  • Schneider, J. A., Michaels, S., & Bouris, A. (2012). Family networks and HIV risk among Black men who have sex with men. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 61(5), 627-635.
  • Bouris, A., Guilamo-Ramos, V., Jaccard, J., Ballan, M., Lesesne, C. A., & Gonzalez, B. (2012). Early adolescent romantic relationships and maternal approval among inner city Latino families. AIDS and Behavior, 16(6), 1570-1583.
  • Guilamo-Ramos, V., Jaccard, J., Dittus, P., Bouris, A., Gonzalez, B., Casillas, E., & Banspach, S. (2011). A comparative study of interventions for delaying the initiation of sexual intercourse in Latino and Black youth. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 43(4), 247-254.
  • Guilamo-Ramos, V., Bouris, A., Jaccard, J., Gonzalez, B., McCoy, W., & Aranda, D. (2011). A parent-based intervention to reduce sexual risk behavior in early adolescence: Building alliances between physicians, social workers, and parents. Journal of Adolescent Health, 8(2), 159-163 
  • Bouris, A., Guilamo-Ramos, V., Pickard, A., Shiu, C., Loosier, P., Dittus, P., Gloppen, K., & Waldmiller, J. M. (2010). A systematic review of parental influences on the health and wellbeing of lesbian, gay and bisexual youth: Time for a new public health research and practice agenda. Journal of Primary Prevention, 31(5-6), 273-309.
  • Bouris, A., Guilamo-Ramos, V., Jaccard, J., McCoy, W., Aranda, D., Pickard, A., & Boyer, C. (2010). The feasibility of a clinic-based parent intervention to prevent adolescent HIV infection, STIs, and unintended pregnancies. AIDS Patient Care and STDs, 24(6), 381-387.
  • Guilamo-Ramos, V., Jaccard, J., Dittus, P., Gonzalez, B., Bouris, A., & Banspach, S. (2010). The Linking Lives Health Education Program: A randomized clinical trial of a parent-based tobacco use prevention program for Latino and African American youth. American Journal of Public Health, 100(9), 1641-1647.
  • Guilamo-Ramos, V., Dittus, P., Holloway, I., Bouris, A., & Crossett, L. (2010). An integrated framework for adolescent cigarette smoking in middle school Latino youth. Youth and Society, 43(1), 193-224.
  • Padilla, M. B., Guilamo-Ramos, V., Bouris, A., & Matiz Reyes, A. (2010). HIV/AIDS and tourism in the Caribbean: An ecological systems perspective. American Journal of Public Health, 100(1), 70-77.
  • Guilamo-Ramos, V., Bouris, A., Jaccard, J., Lesesne, C., & Ballan, M. (2009). Familial and cultural influences on sexual risk behaviors among Mexican, Puerto Rican, and Dominican youth. AIDS Education and Prevention, 21(5 Suppl), 61-79.
  • Guilamo-Ramos, V., Bouris, A., Jaccard, J., Lesesne, C., Gonzalez, B., & Kalogerogiannis, K. (2009). Family mediators of acculturation and adolescent sexual behavior among Latino youth. Journal of Primary Prevention, 30(3-4), 395-419.
  • Soletti, A., Guilamo-Ramos, V., Burnette, D., Sharma, S., & Bouris, A. (2009). India-U.S. collaboration to prevent adolescent HIV infection: The feasibility of a family-based HIV prevention intervention for rural Indian youth. Journal of the International AIDS Society, 12(1), 35. DOI: 10.1186/1758-2652-12-35.
  • Guilamo-Ramos, V., Bouris, A., Dittus, P., & Jaccard, J. (2008). Mother-adolescent communication about tobacco use in urban Puerto Rican and Dominican families. Youth and Society, 40(1), 86-113.
  • Guilamo-Ramos, V., Jaccard, J., Dittus, P., Gonzalez, B., & Bouris, A. (2008). A conceptual framework for the analysis of risk and problem behaviors: The case of adolescent sexual behavior. Social Work Research, 32(1), 30-45.
  • Guilamo-Ramos, V., Dittus, P., Jaccard, J., Johansson, M., Bouris, A., & Acosta, N. (2007). Parenting practices among Dominican and Puerto Rican mothers. Social Work, 52(1), 17-30.
  • Guilamo-Ramos, V., Jaccard, J., Dittus, P., Bouris, A., Holloway, I., & Casillas, E. (2007). Adolescent expectancies, parent-adolescent communication, and intentions to have sexual intercourse among inner city, middle school youth. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 34(1), 56-66.
  • Guilamo-Ramos, V., Jaccard, J., Dittus, P., & Bouris, A. (2006). Parental expertise, trustworthiness, and accessibility: Parent-adolescent communication and adolescent risk behavior. Journal of Marriage and Family, 68(5), 1229-1246.
  • Guilamo-Ramos, V., Jaccard, J., Turrisi, R., Johansson, M., & Bouris, A. (2006). Maternal perceptions of alcohol use by adolescents who drink alcohol. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 67(5), 730-737.
  • Guilamo-Ramos, V., Dittus, P., Jaccard, J., Goldberg, V., Casillas, E., & Bouris, A. (2006). The content and process of mother-adolescent communication about sex in Latino families. Social Work Research, 30(3), 169-181.
  • Jaccard, J., Guilamo-Ramos, V., Johansson, M., & Bouris, A. (2006). Multiple regression analysis in clinical child and adolescent psychology. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 35(3), 456-479.

Book Chapters

  • Schneider, J., & Bouris, A. (2017). Emerging and innovative biomedical, behavioral and structural prevention strategies for HIV positive gay men. In L. Wilton (Ed.), Understanding prevention for HIV positive gay men: Innovative approaches in addressing the AIDS epidemic. New York: Springer Publishing.

  • Bouris, A., & Guilamo-Ramos, V. (2012). Writing strategies for school-based social workers. In B. Simon & W. Green (Eds.), Columbia guide to social work writing in the 21st century (pp. 236-253). New York: Columbia University Press.
  • Jaccard, J., Guilamo-Ramos, V., Bouris, A., & Dittus, P. (2010). A three process system of parental monitoring. In V. Guilamo-Ramos, J. Jaccard, & P. Dittus. (Eds.), Parental monitoring of adolescents (pp. 176-204). New York: Columbia University Press.
  • Guilamo-Ramos, V., Bouris, A., & Gallego, S. (2010). Latinos and HIV: A framework to develop evidence-based strategies. In C. C. Poindexter (Ed.), Social services and social action in the HIV pandemic: Principles, method, and populations (pp. 291-309). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Monographs, Evidence-Based Modules, Broadsheets, and Other Publications

  • Guilamo-Ramos, V., & Bouris, A. (2009). Working with parents to promote healthy adolescent sexual development. The Prevention Researcher, 16(4), 7-11.
  • Guilamo-Ramos, V., & Bouris, A. (2009). Latino youth: Preventing HIV-infection: A brief guide for providers. AIDS Project Los Angeles and César E. Chávez Institute. Available at: http://www.sharedaction.org/
  • Guilamo-Ramos, V., & Bouris, A. (2009). Latino youth: Preventing HIV infection: An Acción Mutua/Shared Action web-seminar. AIDS Project Los Angeles and César E. Chávez Institute. Available at: http://www.sharedaction.org/
  • Guilamo-Ramos, V., & Bouris, A. (2008). Parent-adolescent communication about sex in Latino families: A guide for practitioners. The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, Washington, DC. Available at: http://www.thenationalcampaign.org/resources/pdf/pubs/Parent_AdolFINAL.pdf.

Prior to joining Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice, Professor Bouris was a post-doctoral research scientist at the Columbia University School of Social Work. She also served as a social worker on a number of family-based research projects working with parents and adolescents in New York, NY. As part of this work, she provided clinical, psychosocial, and intervention services to parents on how to help their adolescent children avoid unintended pregnancies, STIs, and HIV. 

Professor Bouris received a PhD, MPhil, and MSW from the Columbia University School of Social Work and a BA in Women’s Studies from the University of California at Berkeley.