Assistant Professor, Infectious Diseases and Microbiology
2133 Parran Hall, 130 DeSoto Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Primary Phone: 967-179-8679
Dr. Matthews joined the Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology in September 2015.His research is focused upon the disproportionate burden the HIV epidemic has on Black gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in the US. Specifically, his work examines those mechanisms that explain these health disparities with the goal of designing interventions aimed at interrupting those processes that facilitate HIV-related health disparities. His current work is focused on the integration of biological assessment of HIV health status, such as viral suppression, among HIV surveillancestudies of Black MSM in order to more accurately and completely understand the HIV care continuum.
Dr. Matthews is a member of the Center for LGBT Health Research at Pitt, Immediate Past-Chair of the American Public Health Association LGBT Caucus of Public Health Professionals, and has been an HIV test counselor since 2006. His current NIAID-funded R21 is establishing the feasibility of including dried blood spot laboratory techniques in routine HIV surveillance studies with Black MSM.
2005 | Rice University, Houston, TX | BA, English
2007 | University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI | MPH, Health Behavior and Health Education
2013 | The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC | PhD, Health Behavior
2015 | University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA | Postdoctoral Fellowship, Behavioral and Community Health Sciences
Matthews, D. D., Smith, J. C., Brown, A. L., & Malebranche, D.
J. (2016). Reconciling Epidemiology and Social Justice in the Public Health Discourse Around the Sexual Networks of Black Men Who Have Sex With Men. American Journal of Public Health, 106, 808-814.
Gulov, K., Coulter, R.W. S., Matthews, D. D., Uzzi, M., & Stall, R. (In press.) HIV and STIs in Tajikistan: Laboratory-Confirmed Diagnoses of and Self-Reported Testing Behaviors. AIDS and Behavior.
Matthews, D. D., Herrick, A. L., Coulter, R. W. S., Friedman, M. R., Mills, T. C., Eaton, L. A., Wilson, P. A., Stall, R. D., & POWER study team. (2016). Running Backwards: Consequences of HIV Incidence Rates for the Next Generation of Black MSM in the United States. AIDS and Behavior, 20, 7-16.
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