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Matthew J. Mimiaga

Matthew Mimiaga
Professor (tenured)


DepartmentsType of Faculty
EpidemiologyFull Time
Contact Information

71-267 CHS

Matthew J. Mimiaga is tenured Professor of Epidemiology at UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. He is Director of the UCLA Center for LGBTQ Advocacy, Research & Health (C-LARAH) and affiliated Senior Research Scientist at The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health, Boston, MA. He is also Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology and Behavioral & Social Sciences at Brown University, Providence, RI.

Dr. Mimiaga completed the Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program in Behavioral Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; he received a Doctorate of Science from Harvard University, a Master of Public Health from Boston University, and a Master of Arts from Brown University. From 2015 – 2020, Dr. Mimiaga was tenured Professor of Epidemiology and Behavioral & Social Health Sciences (School of Public Health) and Professor of Psychiatry & Human Behavior (Alpert Medical School) at Brown University. From 2008 – 2015, he was Professor of Epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

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 (ART) and prevention (PrEP); psychosocial treatment interventions for stimulant use disorder and concurrent HIV risk, and opioid use disorder and adherence to medication-assisted treatment; infectious disease and psychiatric epidemiology; and global health research spanning 12 resource constrained countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Eastern Europe. His ongoing research involves a variety of populations living with—or at risk of acquiring—HIV. This includes marginalized and disenfranchised groups with vulnerabilities to health disparities or stigmatized conditions, including sexual and gender minorities (e.g., LGBTQ), 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 scientific journal articles in the area of HIV prevention and public health, as well as numerous book chapters and commentaries. Furthermore, he currently is / has been the principal investigator (PI) of several federally funded research grants. These include 17 NIH R- and U-level grants (5 R01s, 4 R21s, 5 R34s, 1 R56, 1 R03, and 1 U01), 2 CDC U01 grants, and greater than 30 additional research grants via MA and RI State Departments of Public Health, private foundations (e.g., amfAR), the Center For AIDS Research (CFAR) at both Harvard and Brown, Harvard Catalyst Grant Program, The Watson Institute, Brown Seed Award Program, the Reagan Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard, NIH administrative and diversity supplements, and other university-supported funding opportunities. He is also the primary mentor on numerous NIH pre- and post-doctoral training grants (R36, NRSA, K-, and T32 awards), CFAR developmental awards, NIH diversity supplements, and an NIH COBRE award.

Dr. Mimiaga is Deputy Editor for the Journal of the International AIDS Society (JIAS); Academic Editor for PLOS ONE; Senior Associate Editor for Annals of LGBTQ Public and Population Health; and currently on the editorial boards of 8 scientific journals (e.g., PLOS ONE, AIDS Care, Transgender Health, JIAS). Dr. Mimiaga previously served as a standing member of the National Institutes of Health HIV/AIDS Intra- and Inter-personal Determinants and Behavioral Intervention (HIBI) Study Section and as a standing member of the Behavioral and Social Consequences of HIV/AIDS (BSCH) Study Section from 2012-2019.

ScD, Harvard University
MPH, Boston University
MA, Brown University
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Doctoral Advisor
Masters Advisor
PhD Committee Member
DrPH Committee Member
MS Thesis Committee Member
MS Report Committee Member
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Committee Participation: 
  • Epidemiology Department Admissions Committee
  • Diversity Fellowship Review Committee, UCLA Eugene V. Cota-Robles Fellowship and Graduate Opportunity Fellowship Program (GOFP)
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