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The Department of Health Behavior is excited to be hosting a talk by HIV/AIDS researcher and HB alumnus Derrick Matthews, PhD
October 30, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Derrick D. Matthews, PhD, MPH is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. His research focuses on the disproportionate burden the HIV epidemic has on Black gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in the US. His work emphasizes the diversity among Black MSM to identify those strengths and resiliencies that can be leveraged through intervention. His current NIAID-funded work integrates assessment of viral suppression into community-engaged HIV surveillance with Black MSM. Dr. Matthews is a member of the Center for LGBT Health Researchwhere he also studies the consequences of discrimination on the health behaviors and outcomes of sexual and gender minority populations. He earned a PhD in health behavior from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2013 and a MPH from the University of Michigan in 2007.