Hector Peguero, B.S.

RESEARCH FOCI: Global Health, Sexual Minorities, Gender Based Violence, Sexual Risk

Hector is a graduate student in the FIU Robert Stemple School of Public Health's Health Promotion Program. He is in the process of identifying his graduate program faculty advisor.

Hector was a 2017 Global Health Study Abroad (GHSA) Research Fellow and HDCI RA prior to graduating with an undergraduate degree in Psychology in December 2017. His GHSA project and Honors Thesis examined Hijra's perceptions of HIV and other sexual health outcomes. Hector was awarded a prestigious Fulbright Fellowship to continue this research, and completed this year long HDCI affiliated study in India during the summer 2019 semester.

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Hector Peguero's 's Publications

Peguero, H., Stephens, D. P., Placek, C., & Madhivanan, P. (In Press)."Even an HIV infected person can live 100 years”: Perceptions of HIV among Hijras in Mysore, India. Journal of Global Health.

 

Hector Peguero's Honors & Awards

2018- 2019 Fulbright- Nehru Fellowship
United States Department of The State

2017 Global Health Study Abroad Research Fellowship
FIU Department of Pyschology

2017 Study Abroad Scholarship
FIU Office of Study Abroad

2017 Outstanding Global Photograph Award
FIU Office of Study Abroad

Research Presentations

Peguero, H. (2019, February). Identifying Sexual Health Perceptions and Social Networks Needs of Hijras in Mysore. Invited Presentation for the Fulbright Fellowship Scholars Program, Kochi, India.

Peguero, H. (2019, January). “Even an HIV infected person can live 100 years”: Perceptions of HIV among Hijras in Mysore, India. Invited Presentation for SBRR Mahajana College, Mysore, India    

Peguero, H. (2019, January). Examining Hijras’ Mental Health and HIV. Invited Presentation for Teresian Women College. Mysore, India

Peguero, H. & Joshi, N. (2018, October). LGBTQ Community, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis and Post- Exposure Prophylaxis. Invited Presentation for the Public Health Research Institute of India, Mysore, India         

Peguero, H. (2018, October). Undergraduate Cross Cultural Research Experiences. Invited Presentation for Florida International University Mission Abroad to India Planning Committee Visitation Program. Bangalore, India.

Peguero, H. & Stephens, D. P., Madhivanan, P. (2017, October). “Even an HIV infected person can live 100 years”: Perceptions of HIV among Hijras in Mysore, India. Poster presentation at the2017 FIU Ronald E. McNair Conference, Miami, FL.

Peguero, H. (2017, June). Self-Stigma and HIV Knowledge. Invited Presentation for the Public Health Research Institute of India. Mysore, India.

Hectors's Research Projects

To view research projects that Hector has taken a leadership role in developing and/ or implementing, please visit our Current Research and Completed Research study pages.

Current Research
Hijras' Perceptions of GBV and Sexual Health Stigmas

A qualitative analysis of factors identified as contributing to negative mental health well- being.

HIDJADAs & Risk in Context

Fulbright Fellowship Research Study.