Denton Callander

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Denton James Callander


New York University
New York City, New York, United States 10016

University of New South Wales
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 2052


Sex is a fundamental aspect of the human experience. Its role in our lives and societies can be mysterious and wonderful but also challenging and contentious.

My research seeks to explore questions about sex, sexuality and sexual health. To those ends, I am engaged with a diverse portfolio of projects that employ both quantitative and qualitative methods of research. 

I am the deputy director of New York University’s Spatial Epidemiology Lab. I am also a senior research fellow with the Sexual Health Program of the Kirby Institute and an adjunct lecturer with the Centre for Social Research in Health, both of which are based at the University of New South Wales. 



Epidemiology, implementation and public health

2018-2023: TURNNT: Trying to Understand Relationships, Networks and Neighborhoods among Transwomen of Color (details)

2018-2021: N2: Networks and Neighborhoods among Black gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men in Chicago and the US Deep South

2008-2020: ACCESS (Australian Collaboration for Coordinated Enhanced Sentinel surveillance)

2016-2019: Treatment with Antiretrovirals and their Impact on Positive and Negative Men (details)

2014-2019: The New South Wales Prevention Revolution Partnership Project (details)

2016-2018: EPIC-NSW: Expended PrEP implementation in New South Wales (details)

2010, 2013: National Prison Entrants' Bloodborne Virus & Risk Behaviour Survey (details)

2012-2014: Rapid HIV Testing Evaluation Framework


Culture, society and behaviour

2019-2024: ASRH3: The 3rd Australian Survey of Health and Relationships

2018-2019: The Australian Trans & Gender Diverse Sexual Health Survey (details)

2017-2018: My sex, my sexual health (details)

2016-2018: Male sex work in Australia, an immersive ethnography  (details)

2015-2016: Straight men who have sex with men, understanding expert views (details

2010-2013: Just a Preference, exploring race and racism among gay and bisexual men (details)

2012-2015: Clients of male sex workers (details)

2011: HIV and Hepatitis-related stigma in the Australian healthcare sector






Personal Best GSL Total



GSL Short Program



GSL Free Skating


Ethan won his first championship title at age fourteen in 2012. It had been his first time traveling outside Alaska. Seeing a city like Seattle for the first time and competing with other talented skaters really motivated him to try something different with his routine. Mr. Maslov trusted the young teen and helped him practice at night. Ethan took home 2nd place with a double Axel, double toe-loop combo. However, due to his unconventional music choice, “Long River” by Aurora Falls, the judges only gave him an 8.9 score.

Undeterred, Ethan continued to bring his talent and unique vision to the ice. During his performance at the West Coast Championships in 2014, he gracefully executed a triple Salchow followed by a flying combination spin. Choreographed to Nayantara Kani’s “Vibravado”, Ethan’s performance landed him 1st place with a score of 9.7.

At the 2016 U.S.A. Championships Ethan took home first place by performing a quad lutz-triple toe loop combination. He ended the performance on a level 4 spin with a +3 grade of execution. By setting traditional choreography against Gravity’s rock-infused cover of Nocturne, Ethan earned a score of 9.9.

Currently, Ethan is working on the quadruple Axel, a move that has yet to be successfully implemented by any skater. So far he is 3.85 turns in.