Kenneth H. Mayer has studied the natural history of HIV and the biological and prevention aspects of HIV acquisition and transmission since the start of epidemic. He led research teams that documented the first cases of HIV in New England. He studied the heterosexual spread of HIV and viral HIV expression in the male and female genital tracts. He led prevention research studies, including behavioral interventions, microbicides, and vaccine trials. He is also the principal investigator of an international training grant funded by the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Professor of Medicine and Community Health, Brown; Director, Brown AIDS Program; Attending ID Physician, Miriam Hospital; Adjunct Professor, Harvard University's School of Public Health; Medical Research Director, Fenway Community Health. Conducted studies of HIV's natural history and transmission. One of the first clinical researchers in NE to care for patients living with AIDS. Director, Brown/Tufts/Lifespan Fogarty (NIH) AIDS International Research and Training Program. Has worked increasingly in India. Participant, lecturer and presenter at regional conferences and symposia on biological and behavioral approaches to prevention research and the development of community-based clinical research. Co-edited The Emergence of AIDS: Impact on Immunology, Microbiology, and Public Health, American Public Health Association Press. Has served on Data Safety and Monitoring Board of the NIH's AIDS Clinical Trials Group. Sits on several editorial boards of scientific publications. Has co-authored more than 350 articles, chapters and other publications on AIDS and related infectious disease topics.
KENNETH HUGH MAYER, MD
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