William L. Yarber
Senior Research Fellow
Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention
Applied Health Science Department
Adjunct Professor of Gender Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
WILLIAM L. YARBER is professor of applied health science and adjunct professor of gender studies at Indiana University, Bloomington. He is also a senior research fellow at The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction and the senior director of the Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention at IU.
Dr. Yarber, who received his doctorate from Indiana University, has authored or co-aurhored numerous scientific reports on sexual risk behavior and AIDS/STD prevention in professional journals and has received several federal and state grants fo support his research and AIDS/STD prevention efforts. He is a member of The Kinsey Institute Condom Use Research Team (CURT) comprised of researchers from Indiana University, University of Kentucky, University of Guelph (Canada), and the University of Southampton (United Kingdom). For over a decade, with federal and institutional research support, CURT has investigated male condom use, particularly use errors and problems, and has developed behavioral interventions designed to improve correct condom use.
At the request of the U.S. government, Dr. Yarber authored the country's first secondary school AIDS prevention education curriculun, AIDS: What Young People Should Know (1987). He also co-edited the Handbook of Sexuality-Related Measures, Third Edition (2011). Dr. Yarber is co-author of Human Sexuality: Diversity in Contemporary America (Yarber, W. & Sayed, B., 8th edition, 2013, McGraw-Hill), a college human sexuality textbook used in over 250 colleagues and universities nationwide. This book was recently (2012) translated into Chinese and published by the Beijing World Publishing Company as the most up-to-date book on human sexuality published in China in the past 50 years.
Dr. Yarber chaired the National Guidelines Task Force, which developed the Guidelines for Comprehensive Sexuality Education: Kindergarten-12th Grade (1991, 1996, 2004), Published by the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS) and adapted in six countries worldwide. Dr. Yarber is past president of The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS) and past chair of the SIECUS board of directors. His awards include the SSSS Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award, the Professional Standard of Excellence from the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, the Indiana University President's Award for Distinguished Teaching, and the inaugural Graduate Student Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award at Indiana University.
Dr. Yarber is a consultant to AIBAI, China's oldest and largest gay, lesbian, and transgender suppor organization, to assist in its efforts to advance sexual health in China. He has been a consultant to the World Health Organization Global Program on AIDS as well as sexuality-related organizations in Jamaica, Portugal, and Brazil. He regularly teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in human sexuality. He was previously a faculty member at Purdue University and the University of Minnesota, as well as a public high school science and biology teacher.
Yarber, W.L., & Sayad, B.W. (2013). Human Sexuality: Diversity in Contemporary America. 8th edition. New York: McGraw-Hill Education, 626 pp.
Yarber, W.L., Sayad, B.W., & Strong, B. (2012). Human Sexuality: Diversity in Contemporary America, 6e. Beijing, China: Beijing World Publishing, 502pp. (Chinese language version of 6th edition text).
Crosby, R.A., Graham, C.A., Milhausen, R.R., Sanders, S.A., & Yarber, W.L. (Editors). (2012, March). Special Issue: Condom use to prvent sexually transmitted infections: global perspective. Sexual Health
Sanders, S.A., Yarber, W.L. Kaufman, E.L., Crosby, R.A., Graham, C.A., & Milhausen, R.R. (2012). Condom use errors and problems: a global view. Sexual Health, 9, 81-95.
Crosby, R. A., Shrier, L.A., Charnigo, R.J., Weathers, C., Sander, S.A., Graham, C.A., Mihausen, R.R., & Yarber, W.L. (2012). A prospective event-level analysis of condom use experiences folowing STI testing among patients in three US cities. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 39, 756-760.
Yarber, W.L, & Sayad, B. (2011). Sexuality education for youth in the United States: Conflict, content, research and recommendation. Kwartalnik Pedagogiczny, 2(216), 147-164.
Milhausen, R.R., Wood, J., Sanders, S.A., Crosby, R.A., Yarber, W.L, & Graham, C.A. (2011). A novel, self-guided, home-based intervention to promote condom use among young men: A pilot study. Journal of Men's Health, 20, 1-8.
Fisher, T.D., Davis, C.M., Yarber, W.L., & Davis, S. (Eds). (2011). Handbook of Sexuality-Related Measures. 3rd edition. New York: Routledge
Graham, C.A., Crosby, R.A., Milhausen, R.R., Sander, S.A., & Yarber, W.L. (2011). Incomplete use of condoms: The importance of sexual arousal. AIDS and Behavior, 15, 1328-1331.
Yarber, W.L., & Crosby, R.A. (2011). Rural and non-rural Indiana residents' opinion about condoms for HIV/STD prevention. Health Education Monograph, 28, 46-53.
Marshall, A., Rosenberg, J.G., & Yarber, W.L. (2011). Rural young MSM's view of HIV prevention: A case study. Health Educaiton Monograph, 28, 39-45.
Topping, A.A., Milhausen, R.R., Graham, C.A., Sanders, S.A., Yarber, W.L., & Crosby, R.A. (2011). A comparison of condom use errors and problems for heterosexual anal and vaginal intercouse. International Journal of STD & AIDS, 22, 204-208.
Crosby, R.A., Graham, C.A., Milhausen, R.R., Sanders, S.A., & Yarber, W.L. (2011). Correct Condom Use Self-Efficacy Scale. In T. Fisher, C. Davis, W. Yarber & S. Davis. Handbook of Sexuality-Related Measures, Third Edition. New York: Routledge.
Crosby, R.A., Graham, C.A., Milhausen, R.R., Sanders, S.A., & Yarber, W.L. (2011). Condom Use Errors/Problems Survey. In T. Fisher, C. Davis, W. Yarber, & S. Davis. Handbook of Sexuality-Related Measures, Third Edition. New York: Routledge.
Milhausen, R.R., Graham, C.A., Sanders, S.A., & Yarber, W.L. (2010). Validation of the Sexual Excitation/Sexual Inhibition Inventory for Women and Men. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 39: 1091-1104.
Crosby, R.A., Graham, C.A., Yarber, W.L., & Sanders, S.A. (2010). Problems with condoms may be reduced for men taking ample time to apply them. Sexual Health, 7, 66-70.
Sanders, S.A., Hill, B.J., Yarber, W.L., Graham, C.A., Crosby, R.A., & Milhausen, R.R. (2010). Misclassification bias: Diversity in conceptualizations about having "had sex." Sexual Health, 7, 31-34.
Crosby, R.A., Yarber, W.L., Graham, C.A., & Sanders, S.A. (2010). Does it fit okay? Problems with condom use as a function of self-reported poor fit. Sexually Transmitted Infections, 86:36-38.
Yarber, W., Sayad, B., & Strong, B., (2010). Human Sexuality: Diversity in Contemporary America., New York: McGraw-Hill Higher Educaion. 7th edition, 636 pp.
Crosby, R., DiClemente, R.J., & Yarber, W.L. (2009). Correlates of correct condom use among high-risk African American men attending an urban STD clinic in the South. International Journal of Sexual Health, 21, 183-191.
Crosby, R.A., Yarber, W.L., Sanders, S.A., & Graham, C.A. (2009). Is phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor use associated with condom breakage? Sexually Transmitted Infections, 85, 404-405.
Sanders, S.A., Milhausen, R.R., Crosby, R.A., Graham, C.A., & Yarber, W.L. (2009). Do phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors protect against condom-associated erection loss and condom slippage. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 6, 1451-1456.
Crosby, R., Milhausen, R., Yarber, W., Sanders, S., & Graham, C. (2008) Condom "turn offs" among adults: An exploratory study. International Journal of STD & AIDS, 19, 590-594.
Crosby, R., Yarber, W.L., Sanders, S.A., Graham, C.A., & Arno, J. (2008). Slips, breaks, and 'falls': Condom errors and problems reportd by men attending an STD clinic. Internaional Journal of STD & AIDS, 19, 90-93.
Crosby, R., Milhausen, R., Sanders, S., Graham, C., & Yarber, W. (2008). Two heads are better than one.: The association between condom decision-making and condom use errors and problems. Sexually Transmittted Infections, 84, 196-201.
Crosby, R.A., DiClemente, R., Yarber, W., Snow, G., & Trotman, A. (2008). An event-specific analysis of condom breakage among African American men at risk for HIV acquisition. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 35, 174-177.
Janssen, E., McBride, K., Yarber, W., Hill, B., & Butler, S. (2008). Factors that influence sexual arousal in men: A focus group study, Archives of Sexual Behavior, 37, 252-265.
Yarber, W.L., Milhausen, R. R., Huang, B., Crosby, R. A., Graham, C. A., & Sanders, S. (2008). Is growing up in a rural area associated with less HIV/STD-related risk? A brief report from an Internet sample. Health Education Monograph, 25, 34-37.
Yarber, W., Milhausen, R., Huang, B., & Crosby, R. A. (2008). Do rural and non-rural single, young adults differ in their risk and protective HIV/STD behaviors? Results from a national survey. Health Education Monograph, 25(2), 7-12.
Sanders, S. A., Yarber, W.L., Crosby, R. A., & Graham, C.A. (2008). Starting late, ending early: Correlates of incomplete condom use among young adults. Health Education Monograph, 25(2), 45-50.
Heckman, T.G., Heh, V., Pinkerton, S.D., Akers, T.A., Yarber, W.L., & Ellis, G. (2008). Modeling AIDS cases in non-metropolitan areas of the United States, 1993-2006. Health Educaiton Monograph, 25(2), 1-6.
Milhausen, R. R., Crosby, R. A., & Yarber, W. L. (2008). Public opinion in Indiana regarding the vaccination of middle school students for HPV. Health Education Monograph, 25, 21-27.
Reece, M., Herbenick, D., Monahan, P., Sander, S., Temkit, M., & Yarber, W. (2008). Breakage, slippage and acceptability outcomes of a condom fitted to penile dimensions. Sexually Transmitted Infections, 84, 143-149.
Yarber, W., Graham, C., Sanders, S., Crosby, R., Butler, S., & Hartzell, R. Do you know what you are doing? College Student' experiences with male condoms. (2007). American Journal of Health Education, 38, 322-331.
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