Miguel Munoz-Laboy

Miguel Muñoz-Laboy, DrPH, MPH
Professor, School of Social Welfare
Email: Miguel.Munoz-Laboy@stonybrook.edu


Columbia University, Doctor of Public Health (DrPH), Sociomedical sciences, 2001.
University of Connecticut, Masters of Public Health (MPH), International health, 1998.
University of Puerto Rico, Bachelors in Science (BS), Agriculture, 1996.


  • Social determinants of Latinx health
  • HIV continuity of care
  • Globalization and migrant health
  • Co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders
  • Bisexual health research
  • Masculinity and structural determinants of substance misuse
  • Social isolation, loneliness, and economic exclusion
  • Medical-legal partnerships
  • Social epidemiology


  • Wenhua Lu & Miguel Muñoz-Laboy (2023), Screening for depression and suicide risk in children and adolescents: A Commentary. Current Best Evidence, The Journal of Pediatrics, 261, 113320. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpeds.2022.12.022

  • Albritton T, Muñoz-Laboy M, Yokeeswaran U, Camacho-Rivera M. Beyond the COVID-19 pandemic: The importance of social determinants of health in educating healthcare leaders. The Journal of Medicine Access. 2022;6. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/27550834221141766

  • Lu W, Muñoz-Laboy M, Sohler N, Goodwin RD. (2021). Trends and Disparities in Treatment for Co-occurring Major Depression and Substance Use Disorders Among US Adolescents From 2011 to 2019. JAMA Netw Open. 2021;4(10):e2130280. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.30280

  • Muñoz-Laboy, M. (2019). Ethnic and racial specificity, or not, in bisexuality research: A practical commentary. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 48(1), 317-325.
  • Bamford, L., Benitez, J., Muñoz-Laboy, M. (2019). Providing HIV comprehensive care for Latino/a injecting drug users in Philadelphia, 2013-2018. American Journal of Public Health, 109(2), 273-275.
  • Muñoz-Laboy, M., Garcia, J. (2019). Bisexual Latino men’s motivations for sex and implications for HIV/STI risk. American Journal of Sexuality Education, 14 (4): 440-465.
  • Muñoz-Laboy, M.,* Martinez, M., Davison, R., Fernández, M.I. (2019). Examining the Impact of Medical Legal Partnerships in improving outcomes on the HIV Care Continuum: Rationale, design and methods, BMC Health Services Research (19) 849 https://bmchealthservres.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12913-019-4632-x
  • Muñoz-Laboy, M.,* Bamford, L., Zisman-Ilani, Y., Benitez, J., Ripkin, A., Camacho-Estevez, T. (2020). En la lucha against multiple stigmas: Improving HIV care continuum outcomes for Puerto Ricans with substance use disorders using a transnational multilevel approach. Journal of Migrant and Minority Health, OPEN ACCESS: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10903-020-01091-6
  • McKay, K., Poulin, C. & Muñoz-Laboy, M.* (2020) Claiming Public Health Crisis to Regulate Sexual Outlets: A Critique of the State of Utah’s Declaration on Pornography. Archives of Sexual Behavior. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10508-020-01884-8


  • Examining the Impact of Medical Legal Partnerships in Improving Outcomes on the HIV Care Continuum (1R21MH115820-01) 07/01/2018 – 05/31/2020     
  • Clinica Bienestar: An HIV treatment intervention for Latinos in Philadelphia (H97HA26504) 09/01/2013-08/31/2018