Jeffrey Bingenheimer

Jeffrey Bingenheimer

Jeffrey Bingenheimer

M.P.H., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

School: Milken Institute School of Public Health

Department: Prevention and Community Health


Office Phone: 202-994-3610
950 New Hampshire Avenue, Office: 309 - Floor 3 Washington DC 20052

Jeffrey "Bart" Bingenheimer is an Associate Professor in the Department of Prevention and Community Health.

An expert in the social determinants of health-related behavior, social epidemiology, and the quantitative methods for studying both, Professor Bingenheimer has conducted research on sexual behavior, HIV risks, and the impact of neighborhood on health and mortality. Prior to joining GWSPH, Dr. Bingenheimer was a NICHD-funded post-doctoral fellow in family demography and individual development at the Population Research Institute at Pennsylvania State University. After completing his doctorate in 2005, he was a Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholar at the Harvard School of Public Health. His current research focuses on the influences of gendered family, peer group, and community contexts of behavioral risk factors for HIV, STIs, and pregnancy among adolescents and young adults in Ghana.

Global Health


Population Health


A.B., Dartmouth College (History), 1994

Master of Public Health (Health behavior and health education), University of Michigan School of Public Health, 1999

Doctor of Philosophy (Health behavior and health education), University of Michigan School of Public Health, 2005

PubH 6502: Practical Data Analysis for Prevention and Community

PubH 6533: Design and Conduct of Community Health Surveys Health

PubH 6500: Planning and Administration of Health Promotion Programs

Professor Bingenheimer is a member of the editorial board of Studies in Family Planning, an ad hoc peer reviewer for several journals including the American Journal of Epidemiology, International Perspectives in Sexual and Reproductive Health, Social Forces, Social Science and Medicine.

Dr. Bingenheimer is an expert on quantitative research methods, applied statistics and causal inference. His research interests focus on social epidemiology, demography, sociology of the family, the global HIV epidemic, population health in Africa, and adolescent development and health. He is principal investigator of a NICHD grant examining the influences of gendered parenting practices, peer group norms, and gender role attitudes on adolescent HIV risk behaviors in two communities in southeastern Ghana.

Bingenheimer JB, Rocke KM, Blake SM.  Family adult awareness of adolescents' premarital romantic and sexual relationships in Ghana.  Youth and Society (in press).

Bingenheimer JB, Asante E, Ahiadeke C.  Reliability, validity, and associations with sexual behavior among Ghanaian teenagers of scales measuring four dimensions of relationships with parents and other adults.  Journal of Family Issues 2015; 36(5): 647-668.

Bingenheimer JB, Asante E, Ahiadeke C.  Peer influences on sexual activity among adolescents in Ghana.  Studies in Family Planning 2015; 46(1): 1-19.

Bingenheimer JB, Reed E.  The influences of family context, school enrollment, and relationship experience on risk for coerced sex among female youth in Ghana. International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health 2014; 40(4): 184-195.

Ritsema T, Bingenheimer JB, Scholting P, Cawley JF.  Provider differences in preventive health education for chronic disease.  Preventing Chronic Disease 2014; 11: 130175.

Mpofu E, Nkomazana F, Muchado J, Togarasei L, Bingenheimer JB.  Conceptual framing of HIV prevention among Pentecostal Batswana teenagers.  BMC Public Health 2014; 14: 225.

Limaye RJ, Bingenheimer JB, Rimal RN, Krenn S, Vondrasek C.  Treatment-as-prevention in AIDS control: Why communication still matters.  Journal of Therapy and Management in HIV Infection 2013; 1: 3-6.

Asampong E, Osafo J, Bingenheimer J, Ahiadeke C.  Adolescents’ and parents’ perceptions of best time for sex and sexual communication: Implications for HIV and AIDS education.  BMC International Health and Human Rights 2013; 13: 40.

Bingenheimer JB.  Men’s multiple partnerships in 15 sub-Saharan African countries: Sociodemographic patterns and implications.  Studies in Family Planning 2010; 41(1): 1-17.

Steward NR, Farkas G, Bingenheimer JB.  Detailed educational pathways among females after very early sexual intercourse.  Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health 2009; 41(4): 244-252.

Bingenheimer JB, Geronimus AT.  Behavioral mechanisms in HIV epidemiology and prevention: Past, present, and future roles.  Studies in Family Planning 2009; 40(3): 287-204.

Bingenheimer JB.  Wealth, wealth indices, and HIV risk in East Africa.  International Family Planning Perspectives 2007; 33(2): 83-84.

Bingenheimer JB, Raudenbush SW, Leventhal T, Brooks-Gunn J.  Measurement equivalence and differential item functioning in family psychology.  Journal of Family Psychology 2005; 19(3): 441-455.

Bingenheimer JB, Brennan RT, Earls FJ.  Firearm violence exposure and serious violent behavior.  Science 2005; 308: 1323-1326.

Bingenheimer JB.  Multilevel models and scientific progress in social epidemiology.  Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 2005; 59: 438-439.

Bingenheimer JB, Raudenbush SW.  Statistical and substantive inferences: Issues in the application of multilevel models.  Annual Review of Public Health 2004; 25: 53-77.

Leventhal T, Selner-O’Hagan MB, Brooks-Gunn J, Bingenheimer JB, Earls FJ.  The Homelife Interview from the Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods: Assessment of parenting and home environment for 3 to 15 year olds.  Parenting: Science and Practice 2004; 4(2-3): 211-241.

Bound J, Waidmann T, Schoenbaum M, Bingenheimer JB.  Labor market consequences of race differences in health.  Milbank Quarterly 2003; 81(3): 441-474.

Zimmerman MA, Bingenheimer JB, Notaro PC.  Natural mentors and adolescent resiliency: A study with urban youth.  American Journal of Community Psychology 2002; 30(2): 221-243.