Mackey R Friedman, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Infectious Diseases and Microbiology

Assistant Professor, Behavioral and Community Health Sciences


Keystone Building, c/o HPCP, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
R-znvy: zes4@cvgg.rqh
Primary Phone: 967-838-8555
Fax: 967-838-6068

Personal Statement

Dr. Friedman joined the University of Pittsburgh's HIV Prevention and Care Project in the Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology (IDM) in November 2005.  As Principal Investigator of the HIV Prevention and Care Project, his current work focuses on designing, implementing, diffusing, and evaluating an HIV prevention demonstration project with young Black men who have sex with men and transgender individuals.  He is a co-investigator on the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS) and PI of an NIH-funded R01 assessing resiliencies among aging gay and bisexual men.  A native of Chicago, Dr. Friedman received his BA (English) from the University of Minnesota and his MPH (Infectious Diseases and Microbiology), Certificate (LGBT Health and Wellness), and PhD (Behavioral and Community Health Sciences) from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. He has worked in HIV prevention for 25 years, working primarily with injection drug users, men who have sex with men, and trans people. His current extramural research efforts focus on health disparities among behaviorally bisexual males; stigma and comorbidities among aging gay and bisexual men; the evaluation of social marketing campaigns intended to reduce stigma; and the correlates of poor viral suppression in people living with HIV/AIDS. Dr. Friedman is co-director of the Center for LGBT Health Research, and helps lead both domestic (T32) and international (Fogarty) training programs in social and behavioral HIV-related research.


1989-1992 |  Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania |  English Literature  
1995-2002 |  University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota | B.A. English

2004-2006 | University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA |  MPH
2007-2008 | University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA | Cert.LGBT Health
2009-2012 | University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA | Ph.D.


PUBHLT 2018 | Overview of LGBT Health Disparities | Co-Instructor

IDM 2034 | Control and Prevention of HIV/AIDS | Lecturer

IDM 2032 | Human Diversity and Public Health | Lecturer

IDM 2141 | Microbiology Student Seminar | Co-Instructor

BCHS 2558 | Health Program Evaluation | Lecturer                       

BCHS 3707 | Applied Multiple Regression Analysis | Lecturer


Mackey R Friedman