Thomas Coates, PhD
Thomas Coates, PhD (Program Co-Director/Faculty Mentor) is Co-Director of the UC Global Health Institute, Co-Director of the UCLA Center for World Health, and Michael and Sue Steinberg Endowed Professor of Global AIDS Research in the Department of Medicine/Division of Infectious Disease of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA (DGSOM). From 1982 until 1995, he was Director of Behavioral Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine at UCSF. From 1991 until 2003, he directed the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies and served as the Founding Executive Director of the UCSF AIDS Research Institute from 1996 until 2003. Dr. Coates was Director and Principal Investigator of the UCSF Traineeships in AIDS Prevention Studies (TAPS) program from 1993 to 2003. During that time, TAPS graduated 50 fellows (24 of whom were physicians, 24 of whom were minority, 28 of whom were female, and 40 of whom currently hold academic positions). Dr. Coates’ administrative and research experience is broad and multidisciplinary, providing him with the ideal background to lead a program on interdisciplinary approaches to global HIV prevention. His work ranges from behavioral and biological prevention to epidemiologic surveillance and clinical trials of prevention strategies for HIV/STIs.
Behavioral HIV Prevention
Combination HIV Prevention
Coates TJ, Kulich M, Celentano DD, Zelaya CE, Chariyalertsak S, Chingono A, Gray G, Mbwambo JK, Morin SF, Richter L, Sweat M, van Rooyen H, McGrath N, Fiamma A, Laeyendecker O, Piwowar-Manning E, Szekeres G, Donnell D, Eshleman SH; NIMH Project Accept (HPTN 043) study team; Effect of community-based voluntary counselling and testing on HIV incidence and social and behavioural outcomes (NIMH Project Accept; HPTN 043): a cluster-randomised trial. The Lancet Global Health. 2014; 2(5):e267-77.
Richter L, Komárek A, Desmond C, Celentano D, Morin S, Sweat M, Chariyalertsak S, Chingono A, Gray G, Mbwambo J, Coates T; Reported physical and sexual abuse in childhood and adult HIV risk behaviour in three African countries: findings from Project Accept (HPTN-043). AIDS and Behavior. 2014; 18(2):381-9.
van Rooyen H1, McGrath N, Chirowodza A, Joseph P, Fiamma A, Gray G, Richter L, Coates T. Mobile VCT: reaching men and young people in urban and rural South African pilot studies (NIMH Project Accept, HPTN 043). AIDS and Behavior. 2013; 17(9):2946-53.
Clark JL, Salvatierra H, Segura ER, Konda KA, Salazar X, Perez-Brumer A, Hall E, Klausner JD, Caceres CF, Coates TJ. Moderno Love: Sexual Role-Based Identities and HIV/STI Prevention Among Men Who Have Sex with Men in Lima, Peru. AIDS and Behavior, (2013) 17(4):1313-28.