Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies (CHRHS)

Matthew Mimiaga

Matthew Mimiaga

Professor of Behavioral & Social Health Sciences and Epidemiology, School of Public Health
Professor of Psychiatry & Human Behavior, Alpert Medical School

Dr. Matthew Mimiaga is Professor of Behavioral & Social Health Sciences and Epidemiology (School of Public Health) and Professor of Psychiatry & Human Behavior (Alpert Medical School) at Brown University. He been awarded (as principal investigator) several federal research grants (totaling >35 million dollars), which include 14 NIH R-level grants (5 R01s, 4 R21s, 3 R34s, 1 R56 and 1 R03) and two CDC U01 grants, and greater than 30 additional research grants from foundations, state departments of public health and other university funding streams (e.g., CFAR).

Dr. Mimiaga's training and expertise are in behavioral medicine, epidemiology/biostatistics, mixed-methods (qualitative / quantitative) research, and developing and testing behavioral and psychosocial treatment interventions in HIV primary and secondary prevention. Dr. Mimiaga’s research program focuses on interventions to decrease sexual risk in HIV primary and secondary prevention; biobehavioral interventions to enhance antiretroviral medication uptake and adherence for both HIV treatment and prevention; psychosocial treatment interventions for stimulant use disorder and concurrent HIV risk; infectious disease and psychiatric epidemiology; and global health research within 11 resource constrained countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Europe. His funded studies involve a variety of populations at risk for HIV infection, such as marginalized and disenfranchised groups with vulnerabilities to health disparities or stigmatized conditions, including sexual and gender minorities, racial/ethnic minorities, and other groups that experience social, political, economic, and/or environmental disadvantage. To date, Dr. Mimiaga has authored over 300 peer-reviewed, original research publications, book chapters, and published reviews / commentaries on these topics. Finally, Dr. Mimiaga is deputy editor for the Journal of the International AIDS Society (JIAS); academic editor for PLOS ONE; and currently on the editorial boards of 7 scientific journals (e.g., PLOS ONE, AIDS Care, Transgender Health, JIAS).