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David R. Holtgrave, PhD

Department Chair


Departmental Affiliation(s):

Health, Behavior and Society
Health Policy and Management (Joint)

Center & Institute Affiliation(s):

Contact Information

624 N. Broadway
Hampton House 280B
Baltimore , Maryland   21205


SciVal Experts Research Profile


PhD , University of Illinois , 1988


Dr. Holtgrave's research has focused on the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a variety of HIV prevention and care interventions (including the provision of housing as a structural HIV/AIDS intervention), and the relationship of the findings of these studies to HIV prevention policy making. He has served on an Institute of Medicine panel charged with recommending methods to improve the public financing and delivery of HIV care in the United States. He has also previously served as the Director of the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention -- Intervention Research & Support at the US Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Dr. Holtgrave has also investigated the relationship between social capital measures, infectious disease rates, and risk behavior prevalence. He has worked extensively on HIV prevention community planning, and has served as a member of the Wisconsin HIV Prevention Community Planning group.

More recently, Dr. Holtgrave has also begun to conduct economic evaluations of interventions designed to reduce smoking behaviors.

Honors and Awards

Positive Leadership Award, National Association of People with AIDS, 2011

POZ 100 AIDS Fighters, POZ Magazine, 2010

Member, Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS

Member, Delta Omega Honorary Public Health Society, 2006

Student Government Association Professor of the Year, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 2005

Woodruff Leadership Academy Fellow, Woodruff Health Sciences Center, Emory University, 2004

Appointed to Senior Biomedical Research Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1997

C. Everett Koop National Health Award, The Health Project, 1996

HIV/AIDS; HIV prevention; cost-effectiveness analysis; economic evaluation; smoking behavior; implementation science

  • Holtgrave DR, Hall HI, Wehrmeyer L, Maulsby C. Costs, consequences and feasibility of strategies for achieving the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Stategy in the United States: A closing window for success? AIDS and Behavior 2012, Epub ahead of print.

  • Holtgrave DR, Wolitski RJ, Pals SL, et al. Cost-utility analysis of the Housing and Health Intervention for homeless and unstably housed persons living with HIV. AIDS and Behavior 2012, Epub ahead of print.

  • Holtgrave DR, Hall HI, Prejean J. HIV transmission rates in the United States, 2006-2008. Open AIDS Journal 2012;6:26-28.

  • Holtgrave DR, Maulsby C, Wehrmeyer L, Hall HI. Behavioral factors in assessing impact of HIV treatment as prevention. AIDS and Behavior 2012;16:1085-1091.

  • Hall HI, Holtgrave DR, Maulsby C. HIV transmission rates from persons living with HIV who are aware and unaware of their infection. AIDS 2012;26:893-896.