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Michael D Sweat PhD

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  • Professor
  • College of Medicine
  • Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Academic Focus
  • HIV prevention and care in low-resource countries
  • Global Health
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Dr. Michael Sweat is a tenured Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina and Director of the MUSC Center for Global Health. Prior to joining MUSC in 2007 he was an Associate Professor and Director of the Social and Behavioral Interventions Program in the Department of International Health in the Bloomberg School of Public Health at The Johns Hopkins University, and is Adjunct Professor there now. He was PI for the Tanzania site of NIMH-Project Accept, for which he also led the cost-effectiveness analysis for the overall study. He is currently PI of an NIMH R01 conducting systematic reviews of the effectiveness of HIV behavioral interventions in developing countries (The Evidence Project);  PI on a NIMH-funded R01 trial in Tanzania examining the impact of integration of diabetes / hypertension testing and care with HIV testing and care; PI of a NIMH-funded R01 examining community-based HIV self-testing and access to HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis. He also has led studies of integrated HIV testing and linkage to care study, and was PI on a NIMH Challenge Grant for comparative cost-effectiveness analysis of a variety of HIV interventions; PI on a USAID-funded project developing policy guidance on HIV behavioral interventions, PI for the Tanzania site of NIMH Project Accept (HPTN 043), and multiple other NIH-funded studies.