RESEARCH FOCI: Global Health, Sexual Minorities, Gender Based Violence, Sexual Risk
Hector will be starting the Applied Social & Cultural Psychology doctoral program in Fall 2022. His major professor is Dr. Dionne Stephens.
Hector's research centers global health and identity development among gender diverse individuals. He seeks to identify common points of intervention for addressing stigma, empowerment and health education inequities. For more information about his research, please email Hector directly.
Peguero, H., Stephens, D. P., Placek, C., & Madhivanan, P. (2018)."Even an HIV infected person can live 100 years”: Perceptions of HIV among Hijras in Mysore, India. Journal of Global Health.
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. & 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 for the 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.
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
Using qualitative methods, the perceptions that Hijras in Mysore, India held regarding gender based violence, stigma and sexual health were examined. This study was funded by the Fulbright Student Research Program of the United States
Gender diverse LatinE emerging adults in South Florida were interviewed to gather the meanings they give to health, particularly during Covid. Attention was paid to the intersecting influence of Hispanic cultural values and gender norm expectations on health trajectories during this phase of the lifespan