Associate Professor, Education, Health & Behavior
- HIV/AIDS prevention education, Asian and Pacific Islander wellness, LGBT health
Dr. Todd Sabato has an extensive background in HIV/AIDS prevention education, having collaborated with entities such as the United States Health Resources and Services Administration, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, and the South Carolina AIDS Training Network. He has assisted in the authorship of numerous prevention-based curricula, focusing on perinatal HIV transmission as well as risk behaviors of sexual and cultural minority youth.
Dr. Sabato's interest in global and minority health have led to his creation of 'HIV/AIDS in a Diverse World: The Micronesian Perspective.' This application-based immersion project on the island of Guam examines the impact of culture, language, and policy on the spread of disease and infection, and has been a feature program of the Pacific Island Jurisdictions AIDS Action Group.
PHE 102: Epidemiology in Public Health
PHE 103: Introduction to Global Health
PHE 302: Community Health
PHE 305: Program Evaluation and Research Design
PHE 306: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
PHE 307: Methods and Materials of Health Education
MPH 541: Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health
Sabato, T.M. (In Press). Affirming the need for culturally-specific HIV prevention efforts in higher education: A multi-university large sample study. Journal of Cultural Diversity.
Sabato, T. M. (2017). Deconstructing the model minority myth: Exploring health risk behaviors of American Asian and Pacific Islander young adults. Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice, 10(3), 136-152.
Sabato, T.M. (2016). Exploring sexual and behavioral health inequities among college students: A need for LGB-specific risk reduction. Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice, 9(4), 195-217.
Sabato, T.M. (2016). Breaking the model minority stereotype: An exploration of Asian American and Pacific Islander student substance abuse. College Student Journal, 50(4), 477-488.
Sabato, T.M., Walch, T.J., & Caine, D.L. (2016). The elite young athlete: Strategies to ensure physical and emotional health. Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine, 7, 99-113.
Sabato, T.M. (2015). HIV in young adults: An exploration of knowledge and risk. College Student Journal, 49(3), 427-437.
Sabato, T.M. (2014). A comprehensive approach to risk reduction for Asian and Pacific Islander American women with HIV/AIDS. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 25(3), 307-313.
Burnett, A.J., Sabato, T.M., & Wagner, L. (2013). The influence of attributional style and substance use on risky sexual behavior among college students. College Student Journal, 47(1), 122-137.
Sabato, T.M., Burnett, A.J., Kerr, D.L., & Wagner, L. (2013). Examining behavioral and psychosocial predictors of antibody testing among college youth: Implications for HIV prevention education and testing. American Journal of Sexuality Education, 8(1-2), 56-72.
Sabato, T.M., & Silverio, A.Q. (2010). A forgotten population: Addressing comprehensive HIV prevention needs among American Asian and Pacific Islanders. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 21(4), 364-370.
Sabato, T.M. (2009). Predicting HIV/AIDS-related risk behavior among men who have sex with men: An examination of psychosocial perspectives. International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance Journal of Research, 4(2), 10-18.
Published Edited Book Chapters
Sabato, T.M., & Caine, D.L. (2015). Epidemiology of injury in children's and youth sports. In D. Caine & L. Purcell (Eds.), Injury in Youth Sports: Epidemiology, Treatment, and Prevention. New York: Springer International Publishing.
Lamoureux, N.R., Fitzgerald, J.S., Sabato, T.M., Kim, D.Y., Noi, S., Suzuki, K., Kidokoro, T., Liu, Y., & Tomkinson, G.R. (2018). Temporal trends in the cardiorespiratory fitness of Asian adults since 1967. Presented at 17th International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity Conference, Hong Kong. June 3-6, 2018.
Sabato, T.M. (2017). STDs among transgender college students in the U.S.: The role of experienced discrimination. Virtual poster presentation presented at 7th International Conference on Health, Wellness, and Society, Denver, CO, October 5-6, 2017.
Lindley, L., & Sabato, T.M. (2016). STDs among transgender college students in the U.S.: The role of experienced discrimination. Presented at 2016 National STD Prevention Conference, Atlanta, GA, September 20-23, 2016.
Sabato, T.M. (2015). HIV testing among sexually experienced Pacific Islander young women: Association with routine gynecologic care. Presented at 2015 National HIV Prevention Conference, Atlanta, GA, December 4-6, 2015.
Sabato, T.M. (2015) A comprehensive approach to risk reduction for Asian and Pacific Islander women with HIV/AIDS: Analysis of and suggestions for nursing practices. Preesented at 41st Transcultural Nursing Society Conference, Portland, OR, October 28-31, 2015.
Sabato, T.M. (2015) Sexual health and risk reduction among college students: A case for LGBT inclusion. Presented at 66th Conference of the Society for Public Health Education, Portland, OR, April 23-25, 2015.
Sabato, T.M. (2014). Meeting HIV prevention and treatment needs of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans. Presentation to National Institutes of Health Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort Study, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda, MD.
Sabato, T.M. (2014). Predicting HIV-related sexual risk among culturally diverse students: Implications for prevention in higher education. Presented at 65th Conference of the Society for Public Health Education, Baltimore, MD, March 19-21, 2014.
Sabato, T.M. (2014). Examining behavioral and psychosocial predictors of antibody testing among college youth: Implications for HIV prevention and testing. Presented at 4th International Conference on Health, Wellness, and Society, Vancouver, BC, March 14-15, 2014.
Sabato, T.M. (2011). Addressing comprehensive HIV prevention needs among American Asians and Pacific Islanders. Presentation to HIV Online Provider Education (HOPE) conference series, Harvard University Center for AIDS Research, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA.
Sabato, T.M. (2009). Responding to a growing HIV problem for Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States: The role of community/university collaboratives. Presented at the 13th United States Conference on AIDS, San Francisco, CA, October 29-31, 2009.
Sutton, D.L., & Sabato, T.M. (2009). What we know versus what we think we know: Examining HIV/AIDS-related knowledge in university students. Presented at 83rd American School Health Association Conference, Denvver, CO, Octrober 27-31, 2009.
Sabato, T.M. (2009). Engaging public and private entities in collaborative HIV reduction efforts for Asian and Pacific Islanders. Presented at 3rd National Leadership Summit on Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health, Washington, DC, February 25-27, 2009.
Sabato, T.M., Richter, D.L., Hamill, S., & Moore, C. (2003). Predicting HIV/AIDS-related risk behaviors among men who have sex with men: An examination of psychosocial perspectives in the Atlanta epicenter. Presented at the 131st American Public Health Association Annual Meeting & Exposition, San Francisco, CA, November 15-19, 2003.
Fulmer, S.F., Dickey, M.G., & Sabato, T.M. (2001). South Carolina's perinatal HIv prevention project: Provider training initiative. Presented at 129th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting & Exposition, Atlanta, GA, October 21-25, 2001.
Certified Health Education Specialist (#23246), National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.
Provost's Award for Excellence in Assessment, James Madison University
William C. Hall Award for Outstanding Faculty Achievement, James Madison University
Assessment Fellow, Center for Assessment and Research Studies, James Madison University
Bluestone Award for Outstanding Advising, James Madison University
Provost's Award for Excellence in Advising, James Madison University
Panhellenic Council Outstanding Professor Award, James Madison University
Doctor of Philosophy, Health Promotion, Education and Behavior, University of South Carolina
Master of Arts, Health Promotion and Program Management, Central Michigan University
Bachelor of Sciences, Kinesiology, James Madison University