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Dr. Blackwell's area of scholarship is health and social disparities in gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered persons. He has studied high-risk sexual decision-making in gay and bisexual men who meet online,  HPV vaccination knowledge in gay and bisexual men, and levels of homophobia and attitudes among professional nurses regarding discrimination of gay, lesbian, and bisexual nurses in the workplace.

In addition, he has published extensively in the areas of GLBT-health and within the GLBT social science literature—including peer-reviewed articles examining gay and bisexual men’s vaccination needs, HIV/AIDS prevention, mental health and substance abuse, anorectal carcinoma and screening, male sex work, and ethical nursing implications of conversion/reparative therapies on GLBT individuals.

Dr. Blackwell is a well-published researcher and a frequent presenter at national and international conferences in the area of GLBT health and social disparity.


Funded Research

  • Principal Investigator, The Effect of an Online Educational Program and Use of a Targeted Smartphone Application on Knowledge of Vaccination Needs of HIV Infected Adults in Fourth year Medical and Final Semester Advanced Practice Nursing Students, UCF Foundation, Gurecki Foundation ($20,000).

Selected Publications

  • Blackwell, C.W. & Guido-Sanz, F. (2016). Diagnosing HIV infection in adult patients in the intensive care unit. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care. Advance online publication.

  • Blackwell, C.W. (2016). Use of CDC Vaccine Schedules Smartphone Application to prescribe vaccines for HIV- infected adults. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.

  • Boutique winter Boutique Boutique Boutique winter Courtenay winter winter Blazer Blazer Courtenay Blazer Courtenay Blackwell, C.W. (2016). Knowledge of vaccination needs of HIV-infected men who have sex with men in a national sample of “gay friendly” healthcare providers. Public Health Nursing.

  • Blackwell, C.W. & Neff, D.F. (2015). Certification and education as determinants of nurse practitioner scope of practice: An investigation of the rules and regulations defining NP scope of practice in the United States. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 27(10), 552-557.

  • Blackwell, C.W. (2015). Assessment and treatment of depression in gay and bisexual men in emergency settings. Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal, 37(2), 116-124.

  • winter Boutique winter Blazer Courtenay Boutique Boutique winter winter Courtenay Boutique Blazer Courtenay Blazer Blackwell, C.W. (2015). Serosorting sexual partners by gay and bisexual men to prevent HIV infection: Implications for public health clinicians. Public Health Nursing, 32(5), 555-564.

  • Blackwell, C.W. (2014). Pre-exposure prophylaxis: An emerging clinical approach to preventing HIV in high-risk adults. The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Healthcare, 39(9), 50-53.

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  • Blackwell, C.W. (2014). Vaccination guidelines for gay and bisexual men. The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Healthcare, 39(2), 34-39.

  • Blackwell, C.W. (2014). Domestic violence among gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons: Populations at risk. In L. Ross (Ed.) The war against domestic violence (2nd ed., pp. 176-186). New York, NY: Taylor & Francis.

Editorial Board

  • Journal of American College Health, Consulting Editor

Professional Organizations

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center, Vice Chair, Adult Nurse Practitioner Content Expert Panel (Exam Retired)

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center, Item Writer, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Board Examination

  • National League for Nursing, Panelist, Certified Nurse Educator Test Item Writing Committee

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  • Director, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program (DNP, Post-Graduate Certificate)
  • Associate Professor