• Before accepting a position at Florida International University (FIU) in 1994, Dr. William Darrow was chief of the Behavioral and Prevention Research Branch, Division of STD/HIV Prevention, National Center for Prevention Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He has published 130 scientific articles, chapters and research monographs. He has presented more than 100 papers at national and international meetings and has consulted with many organizations, including the Global Program on AIDS, the World Health Organization and the European Union. Dr. Darrow was recognized for his lifetime contributions to science and humanity by his hometown of Norwich, Connecticut, in 1992 when he was presented with their “Native Son” Award. In 1993, he received the Award for Sociological Practice from the Society for Applied Sociology. In 1994, he accepted the Thomas Parran Award from the American Venereal Disease Association. In 1996, he was the recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award given by his alma mater, the University of Connecticut. In 1998, Dr. Darrow and his colleagues were selected by the editors of the Journal of Sex Research to receive the Hugo Beigel Award for the best scientific paper published in their peer-reviewed journal. His role in demonstrating the sexual transmission of the AIDS virus was described by Randy Shilts in And the Band Played On. His character was portrayed by Richard Masur in the Emmy-Award winning motion picture of the same name. He can be seen playing himself in The Zero Factor, part one of the four-part documentary, A Time of AIDS.

selected publications

research interests

  • Social and Behavioral Aspects of HIV and Other Infectious Diseases

co-principal investigator on

full name

  • William Darrow


Recent publications and grants in Scholars@FIU

publication subject areas

  • Biomedical Social Sciences
  • Education & Educational Research
  • General & Internal Medicine
  • Health Care Sciences & Services
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Psychology
  • Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
  • Social Sciences - Other Topics
  • Urology & Nephrology
  • Virology
Citation index-derived subject areas the researcher has published in