Gail Wyatt, Ph.D.

Titles

Director, Sexual Health Programs

Professor, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences

Member, CTSI

Contact Information

Email
gwyatt@mednet.ucla.edu
Phone
Work Phone Number: (310) 825-0193
Address

Mailing Address:

UCLA Psychr & Biobehav Sci
BOX 951759, 28-231 Semel
Los Angeles, CA 90095
UNITED STATES

Work Address:

760 Westwood Plaza
Mail Code 175919
Los Angeles, CA 90024
UNITED STATES

Biography

Dr. Wyatt is a clinical psychologist, sex therapist and professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA. She was the first person of color to receive an NIMH Research Scientist Career Development Awardee for 17 years. She has conducted national and international research since 1980, funded by the National Institutes of Mental Health, the National Institute of Drug Abuse, state and private foundations.

Dr. Wyatt is Director of the UCLA Sexual Health Program, an Associate Director of the UCLA AIDS Institute and coordinates a core of behavioral scientists who consult with other researchers to recruit underserved populations and conduct research that effectively incorporates socio-cultural factors into HIV/AIDS research. The program also provides workshops on mentoring and investigation to conduct research and find success in academic settings. Dr. Wyatt has received numerous awards and honors for her scientific accomplishments, mentoring, and teaching. She has also testified before the United States Congress ten times on issues related to women's health and overall health policy. She was the first African-American woman to be licensed as a psychologist in the state of California.

Publications

A selected list of publications:

Loeb Tamra Burns, Williams John K, Carmona Jennifer Vargas, Rivkin Inna, Wyatt Gail E, Chin Dorothy, Asuan-O'Brien Agnes   Child sexual abuse: associations with the sexual functioning of adolescents and adults Annual review of sex research, 2002; 13(4): 307-45.
Wyatt Gail E, Myers Hector F, Williams John K, Kitchen Christina Ramirez, Loeb Tamra, Carmona Jennifer Vargas, Wyatt Lacey E, Chin Dorothy, Presley Nicole   Does a history of trauma contribute to HIV risk for women of color? Implications for prevention and policy American journal of public health, 2002; 92(4): 660-5.
Eisenberger Naomi I, Kemeny Margaret E, Wyatt Gail E   Psychological inhibition and CD4 T-cell levels in HIV-seropositive women Journal of psychosomatic research, 2003; 54(3): 213-24.
Williams John K, Wyatt Gail E, Resell Judith, Peterson John, Asuan-O'Brien Agnes   Psychosocial issues among gay- and non-gay-identifying HIV-seropositive African American and Latino MSM Cultural diversity & ethnic minority psychology, 2004; 10(3): 268-86.
Wyatt Gail E, Longshore Douglas, Chin Dorothy, Carmona Jennifer Vargas, Loeb Tamra Burns, Myers Hector F, Warda Umme, Liu Honghu, Rivkin Inna   The efficacy of an integrated risk reduction intervention for HIV-positive women with child sexual abuse histories AIDS and behavior, 2004; 8(4): 453-62.
Wyatt Gail E, Myers Hector F, Loeb Tamra B   Women, Trauma, and HIV: an overview AIDS and behavior, 2004; 8(4): 401-3.
Wyatt Gail E, Loeb Tamra Burns, Desmond Katherine A, Ganz Patricia A   Does a history of childhood sexual abuse affect sexual outcomes in breast cancer survivors? Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2005; 23(6): 1261-9.
Wyatt Gail E, Carmona Jennifer Vargas, Loeb Tamra Burns, Williams John K   HIV-positive black women with histories of childhood sexual abuse: patterns of substance use and barriers to health care Journal of health care for the poor and underserved, 2005; 16(4 Suppl B): 9-23.
Myers Hector F, Wyatt Gail E, Loeb Tamra Burns, Carmona Jennifer Vargas, Warda Umme, Longshore Douglas, Rivkin Inna, Chin Dorothy, Liu Honghu   Severity of child sexual abuse, post- traumatic stress and risky sexual behaviors among HIV-positive women AIDS and behavior, 2006; 10(2): 191-9.
Liu Honghu, Longshore Doug, Williams John K, Rivkin Inna, Loeb Tamra, Warda Umme S, Carmona Jennifer, Wyatt Gail   Substance abuse and medication adherence among HIV-positive women with histories of child sexual abuse AIDS and behavior, 2006; 10(3): 279-86.
Wyatt Gail E, Williams John K, Myers Hector F   African-American sexuality and HIV/AIDS: recommendations for future research Journal of the National Medical Association, 2008; 100(1): 44-8, 50-1.
Gupta R N, Wyatt Gail E, Swaminathan Soumya, Rewari B B, Locke Thomas F, Ranganath Vijayalakshmi, Sumner Lekeisha A, Liu Honghu   Correlates of relationship, psychological, and sexual behavioral factors for HIV risk among Indian women Cultural diversity & ethnic minority psychology, 2008; 14(3): 256-65.
Williams John K, Wyatt Gail E, Myers Hector F, Green K Nicole Presley, Warda Umme S   Patterns in Relationship Violence Among African American Women: Future Research and Implications for Intervention Journal of aggression, maltreatment & trauma, 2008; 16(3): 296-310.
Williams Honghu, Wyatt Honghu, Rivkin Honghu, Ramamurthi Honghu, Li Honghu, Liu Honghu   Risk Reduction for HIV-Positive African American and Latino Men with Histories of Childhood Sexual Abuse Archives of sexual behavior, 2008; 14(3): .
Myers, Sumner, Ullman, Loeb, Carmona, Wyatt   Trauma and Psychosocial Predictors of Substance Abuse in Women Impacted by HIV/AIDS The journal of behavioral health services & research, 2008; .
Wyatt Gail E   Enhancing cultural and contextual intervention strategies to reduce HIV/AIDS among African Americans American journal of public health, 2009; 99(11): 1941-5.
Wyatt Gail E, Williams John K, Henderson Tina, Sumner LeKeisha   On the outside looking in: promoting HIV/AIDS research initiated by African American investigators American journal of public health, 2009; 99 Suppl 1(11): S48-53.
Glover Dorie A, Loeb Tamra Burns, Carmona Jennifer Vargas, Sciolla Andres, Zhang Muyu, Myers Hector F, Wyatt Gail E   Childhood sexual abuse severity and disclosure predict posttraumatic stress symptoms and biomarkers in ethnic minority women Journal of trauma & dissociation : the official journal of the International Society for the Study of Dissociation (ISSD), 2010; 11(2): 152-73.
El-Bassel Nabila, Jemmott John B, Landis J Richard, Pequegnat Willo, Wingood Gina M, Wyatt Gail E, Bellamy Scarlett L, Bellamy Scarlett L   National Institute of Mental Health Multisite Eban HIV/STD Prevention Intervention for African American HIV Serodiscordant Couples: a cluster randomized trial Archives of internal medicine, 2010; 170(17): 1594-601.
King William Douglas, Wyatt Gail E, Liu Honghu, Williams John K, DiNardo Anthony D, Mitsuyasu Ronald T   Pilot assessment of HIV gene therapy-hematopoietic stem cell clinical trial acceptability among minority patients and their advisors Journal of the National Medical Association, 2010; 102(12): 1123-8.
Williams John K, Wyatt Gail E, Wingood Gina   The four Cs of HIV prevention with African Americans: crisis, condoms, culture, and community Current HIV/AIDS reports, 2010; 7(4): 185-93.
Wyatt Gail E, Williams John K, Gupta Arpana, Malebranche Dominique   Are cultural values and beliefs included in U.S. based HIV interventions? Preventive medicine, 2011; 15(7): .
Loeb Tamra B, Gaines Tommi, Wyatt Gail E, Zhang Muyu, Liu Honghu   Associations between child sexual abuse and negative sexual experiences and revictimization among women: does measuring severity matter? Child abuse & neglect, 2011; 35(11): 946-55.
Sciolla Andres, Glover Dorothy A, Loeb Tamra B, Zhang Muyu, Myers Hector F, Wyatt Gail E   Childhood sexual abuse severity and disclosure as predictors of depression among adult African-American and Latina women The Journal of nervous and mental disease, 2011; 199(7): 471-7.
El-Bassel Nabila, Jemmott John B, Landis J Richard, Pequegnat Willo, Wingood Gina M, Wyatt Gail Elizabeth, Bellamy Scarlett L, Bellamy Scarlett L   Intervention to influence behaviors linked to risk of chronic diseases: a multisite randomized controlled trial with African-American HIV-serodiscordant heterosexual couples Archives of internal medicine, 2011; 171(8): 728-36.
Idemudia Erhabor Sunday, Williams John K, Wyatt Gail E   Migration challenges among Zimbabwean refugees before, during and post arrival in South Africa Journal of injury & violence research, 2011; 5(1): .
Sumner Lekeisha A, Valentine Jeanette, Eisenman David, Ahmed Sawsann, Myers Hector, Wyatt Gail, Liu Honghu, Zhang Muyu, Rodriguez Michael A   The influence of prenatal trauma, stress, social support, and years of residency in the US on postpartum maternal health status among low-income Latinas Maternal and child health journal, 2011; 15(7): 1046-54.
Wyatt Gail E, Hamilton Alison B, Myers Hector F, Ullman Jodie B, Chin Dorothy, Sumner Lekeisha A, Loeb Tamra B, Carmona Jennifer V, Zhang Muyu, Liu Honghu   Violence prevention among HIV-positive women with histories of violence: healing women in their communities Women's health issues : official publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health, 2011; 21(6 Suppl): S255-60.
Wyatt Gail E, Loeb Tamra B, Williams John K, Davis Teri D, Zhang Muyu   A Case Study of Sexual Abuse and Psychological Correlates among an HIV-Serodiscordant Couple Couple & family psychology, 2012; 1(2): 146-159.
Thames April D, Moizel Jennifer, Panos Stella E, Patel Sapna M, Byrd Desiree A, Myers Hector F, Wyatt Gail E, Hinkin Charles H   Differential predictors of medication adherence in HIV: findings from a sample of African American and Caucasian HIV-positive drug-using adults AIDS patient care and STDs, 2012; 26(10): 621-30.
Williams John K, Glover Dorie A, Wyatt Gail E, Kisler Kimberly, Liu Honghu, Zhang Muyu   A sexual risk and stress reduction intervention designed for HIV-positive bisexual African American men with childhood sexual abuse histories American journal of public health, 2013; 103(8): 1476-84.
Idemudia Erhabor S, William John K, Boehnke Klaus, Wyatt Gail   Gender Differences in Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms among Displaced Zimbabweans in South Africa Journal of Traumatic Stress Disorders & Treatment, 2013; 2(3): 1340.
Brumsey Ayesha Delany, Joseph Nataria T, Myers Hector F, Ullman Jodie B, Wyatt Gail E   Modeling the Relationship between Trauma and Psychological Distress among HIV-Positive and HIV-Negative Women Psychological trauma : theory, research, practice and policy, 2013; 5(1): 69-76.
Wyatt Gail E, Gómez Cynthia A, Hamilton Alison B, Valencia-Garcia Dellanira, Gant Larry M, Graham Charles E   The intersection of gender and ethnicity in HIV risk, interventions, and prevention: new frontiers for psychology The American psychologist, 2013; 68(4): 247-60.
Idemudia Erhabor S, Williams John K, Madu Sylvester N, Wyatt Gail E   Trauma Exposures and Posttraumatic Stress among Zimbabwean refugees in South Africa Life science journal, 2013; 10(3): 451-63.
Loeb Tamra Burns, Holloway Ian W, Galvan Frank H, Wyatt Gail E, Myers Hector F, Glover Dorie A, Zhang Muyu, Liu Honghu   Associations between intimate partner violence and posttraumatic stress symptom severity in a multiethnic sample of men with histories of childhood sexual abuse Violence and victims, 2014; 29(3): 451-63.
Hamilton Alison B, Mittman Brian S, Williams John K, Liu Honghu H, Eccles Alicia M, Hutchinson Craig S, Wyatt Gail E   Community-based implementation and effectiveness in a randomized trial of a risk reduction intervention for HIV-serodiscordant couples: study protocol Implementation science : IS, 2014; 9(9): 79.
Payne Jennifer Shepard, Galvan Frank H, Williams John K, Prusinski Missy, Zhang Muyu, Wyatt Gail E, Myers Hector F   Impact of childhood sexual abuse on the emotions and behaviours of adult men from three ethnic groups in the USA Culture, health & sexuality, 2014; 6(2): .
Koen Nastassja, Wyatt Gail E, Williams John K, Zhang Muyu, Myer Landon, Zar Heather J, Stein Dan J   Intimate partner violence: associations with low infant birthweight in a South African birth cohort Metabolic brain disease, 2014; 29(2): 281-99.
van der Westhuizen Claire, Wyatt Gail, Williams John K, Stein Dan J, Sorsdahl Katherine   Prevalence and predictors of mental disorders in intentionally and unintentionally injured emergency center patients The Journal of nervous and mental disease, 2014; 202(9): 638-46.
Chin Dorothy, Myers Hector F, Zhang Muyu, Loeb Tamra, Ullman Jodie B, Wyatt Gail E, Carmona Jennifer   Who Improved in a Trauma Intervention for HIV-Positive Women with Child Sexual Abuse Histories? Psychological trauma : theory, research, practice and policy, 2014; 6(2): 152-158.
Myers Hector F, Wyatt Gail E, Ullman Jodie B, Loeb Tamra B, Chin Dorothy, Prause Nicole, Zhang Muyu, Williams John K, Slavich George M, Liu Honghu   Cumulative burden of lifetime adversities: Trauma and mental health in low-SES African Americans and Latino/as Psychological trauma : theory, research, practice and policy, 2015; 7(3): 243-51.
Subramaney Ugasvaree, Wyatt Gail Elizabeth, Williams John K, Zhang Muyu, Liu Hong Hu, Chin Dorothy   Depressive and post-traumatic stress symptoms following termination of pregnancy in South African women: A longitudinal study measuring the effects of chronic burden, crisis support and resilience South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde, 2015; 105(11): 934-8.
Liu Honghu, Prause Nicole, Wyatt Gail E, Williams John K, Chin Dorothy, Davis Teri, Loeb Tamra, Marchand Erica, Zhang Muyu, Myers Hector F   Development of a composite trauma exposure risk index Psychological assessment, 2015; 27(3): 965-74.
Collier Kate L, Colarossi Lisa G, Hazel Daphne S, Watson Kim, Wyatt Gail E   Healing Our Women for Transgender Women: Adaptation, Acceptability, and Pilot Testing AIDS education and prevention : official publication of the International Society for AIDS Education, 2015; 27(5): 418-31.
Subramaney Ugash, Wyatt Gail Elizabeth, Williams John K   Of ambivalence, shame and guilt: Perceptions regarding termination of pregnancy among South African women South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde, 2015; 105(4): 283-4.
Gilbert Louisa, Raj Anita, Hien Denise, Stockman Jamila, Terlikbayeva Assel, Wyatt Gail   Targeting the SAVA (Substance Abuse, Violence, and AIDS) Syndemic Among Women and Girls: A Global Review of Epidemiology and Integrated Interventions Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999), 2015; 69 Suppl 2(3): S118-27.
Gutzmer Kyle, Ludwig-Barron Natasha T, Wyatt Gail E, Hamilton Alison B, Stockman Jamila K   "Come on Baby. You Know I Love You": African American Women's Experiences of Communication with Male Partners and Disclosure in the Context of Unwanted Sex Archives of sexual behavior, 2016; 45(4): 807-19.
El-Bassel Nabila, Jemmott John B, Bellamy Scarlett L, Pequegnat Willo, Wingood Gina M, Wyatt Gail E, Landis J Richard, Remien Robert H, Remien Robert H   Mediation Analysis of the Efficacy of the Eban HIV/STD Risk-Reduction Intervention for African American HIV Serodiscordant Couples AIDS and behavior, 2016; 20(6): 1197-207.
van der Westhuizen Claire, Wyatt Gail, Williams John K, Stein Dan J, Sorsdahl Katherine   Validation of the Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test in a low- and middle-income country cross-sectional emergency centre study Drug and alcohol review, 2016; 35(6): 702-709.
van der Westhuizen Claire, Wyatt Gail, Williams John K, Stein Dan J, Sorsdahl Katherine   Validation of the Self Reporting Questionnaire 20-Item (SRQ-20) for Use in a Low- and Middle-Income Country Emergency Centre Setting International journal of mental health and addiction, 2016; 14(1): 37-48.
Wyatt Gail E, Davhana-Maselesele Mashudu, Zhang Muyu, Wong Lauren H, Nicholson Fiona, Sarkissian Alissa Der, Makhado Lufuno, Myers Hector F   A longitudinal study of the aftermath of rape among rural South African women Psychological trauma : theory, research, practice and policy, 2017; 9(3): 309-316.
Wyatt Gail E, Thames April, Simbayi Leickness, Stein Dan J, Burns Jonathan, Maselesele Mashudu   Trauma and mental health in South Africa: Overview Psychological trauma : theory, research, practice and policy, 2017; 9(3): 249-251.
Loeb Tamra Burns, Joseph Nataria T, Wyatt Gail E, Zhang Muyu, Chin Dorothy, Thames April, Aswad Yvorn   Predictors of somatic symptom severity: The role of cumulative history of trauma and adversity in a diverse community sample Psychological trauma : theory, research, practice and policy, 2018; 10(5): 491-498.
Mashaphu Sibongile, Burns Jonathan K, Wyatt Gail E, Vawda Naseema B   Psychosocial and behavioural interventions towards HIV risk reduction for serodiscordant couples in Africa: A systematic review The South African journal of psychiatry : SAJP : the journal of the Society of Psychiatrists of South Africa, 2018; 24(5): 1136.
Hamilton Alison B, Mittman Brian S, Campbell Danielle, Hutchinson Craig, Liu Honghu, Moss Nicholas J, Wyatt Gail E   Understanding the impact of external context on community-based implementation of an evidence-based HIV risk reduction intervention BMC health services research, 2018; 18(1): 11.