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Meredith Bagwell-Gray

Assistant Professor
PhD, Arizona State University School of Social Work
Primary office:
Twente Hall
Room 300A


Academic Areas

Reduce health disparities for survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV); sexual safety planning intervention to address HIV/STI risk, substance use, and trauma.


Ph.D., Arizona State University

Research Interests

  • Violence against women
  • Health disparities
  • HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention
  • Syndemic HIV
  • Substance use
  • Mental health and violence
  • Development and testing of innovative interventions (e.g.
  • Web- and app-based interventions
  • Trauma-informed sexual sa

Selected Publications

Bagwell-Gray, M. E. (in press). Application of an intimate partner sexual violence taxonomy to women’s experiences of sexual violence in intimate relationships: New insights and understanding. Journal of Interpersonal Violence .

Bagwell-Gray, M. E. (2018). Establishing positive sexuality and reducing HIV risk: Women’s healing journey from intimate partner violence. Qualitative Health Research . DOI:10.1177/1049732318804302.

Rountree, M. Bagwell, M. Mancoske, R. J., & Deepak, A. C. (2017). Friendship and encouragement of safe-sex practices among African-American college women. Journal of HIV/AIDS and Social Services, 16(2), 154 – 169. DOI:10.1080/15381501.2017.1300787

Rountree, M. A., Chen, L. & Bagwell-Gray, M. E. (2016). HIV testing rate and testing locations among women who have experienced intimate partner violence: Data from the Center for Disease Control Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2006. Violence Against Women, 22(4), 399 – 414. DOI:10.1177/1077801215603487

Bagwell-Gray, M. E. (2016). Intimate partner sexual violence as a risk factor for homicide. Family and Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly, 9(1), 41-51.

Rountree, M. A., Granillo, T. & Bagwell-Gray, M. E. (2016). Promotion of Latina health: Intersectionality of IPV and risk for HIV/AIDS. Violence Against Women, 22(5), 545 – 564. DOI:10.1177/1077801215607358

Orellana, E. R., Goldbach, J. Rountree, M. & Bagwell, M. (2015). Access to mental health and substance abuse services by people living with HIV/AIDS: The case manager perspective. Health and Social Work, 40(2), e10-e14. DOI:10.1093/hsw/hlv023

Bagwell-Gray, M. E., Messing, J. T., & Baldwin-White, A. (2015). Intimate partner sexual violence: A review of terms, definitions, and prevalence. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 16(3), 316-335. DOI:10.1177/1524838014557290

Messing, J. T., Ward-Lasher, A. Thaller, J. & Bagwell-Gray, M. E. (2015). The state of intimate partner violence intervention: Progress and continuing challenges. Social Work, 60(4), 305 - 313. DOI:10.1093/sw/swv027

Messing, J. T., Thaller, J. & Bagwell, M. (2014). Factors related to sexual abuse and forced sex in a sample of women experiencing police involved intimate partner violence. Health & Social Work, 39(3), 181-191. DOI:10.1093/hsw/hlu026

Rountree, M. A., Bagwell, M. Theall, K. McElhaney, C. & Brown, A. (2014). Lessons learned: Exploratory study of a HIV/AIDS prevention intervention for African American women who have experienced intimate partner violence. Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice, 7(Special Issue 2), 24-46.

Goldbach, J. T., Tanner-Smith, E. E., Bagwell, M. & Dunlap, S. (2014). Minority stress and substance use in sexual minority adolescents: A meta-analysis. Prevention Science, 15(3), 350-363. DOI:10.1007/s11121-013-0393-7

Rountree, M. A., & Bagwell, M. (2012). Growing impact of HIV/AIDS epidemic among African-Americans. In D. Rowan (Ed.), Caring for people living with HIV/AIDS: A case- based guide for social workers. Chicago: Lyceum Press, Inc.

Rountree, M. A., Zibalese-Crawford, M. & Bagwell, M. (2012). Challenging the silence around the intersectionality of intimate partner violence and HIV/AIDS: The voices of African American women. Journal of Research on Women and Gender, 5, 21-43.

Rountree, M. A., Goldbach, J. Bent-Goodley, T. & Bagwell, M. (2011). HIV/AIDS knowledge and prevention programming in domestic violence shelters: How are we doing? Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Services, 10, 42-54. DOI:10.1080/15381501.2011.549068

Rountree, M. A., Mulraney, M. & Bagwell, M. (2010). HIV/AIDS risk reduction intervention for women who have experienced intimate partner violence. Clinical Social Work Journal, 38, 207- 216. DOI:10.1007/s10615-008-0183-z

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