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Sheree R. Schwartz, PhD

  • Assistant Scientist

Departmental Affiliations

  • Epidemiology (Primary)
    • Division: Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Center & Institute Affiliations

Contact Information

615 N. Wolfe Street
Room W3503
Baltimore, Maryland 21205


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PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2011
MPH, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2007


My research focuses broadly on optimizing HIV prevention and treatment outcomes for populations most vulnerable to or disproportionately affected by HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa, including female sex workers, serodifferent couples, pregnant women, young women, and men who have sex with men. Increasingly my work utilizes implementation science frameworks and methodologies to design and evaluate implementation strategies to improve uptake and adherence to evidence-based biomedical interventions. My training is in infectious disease epidemiology and I have technical expertise in reproductive health and implementation research. I am the Director of the Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) Implementation Science Training Fellowship for early stage investigators, Director of the CFAR Implementation Science Interest Group, Co-Director of the Implementation Science Consultation Hub for the Mid-Atlantic CFAR Consortium, and a member of the Key Populations Program at the Center for Public Health and Human Rights. I am also the Co-lead of the Epidemiology group for the Novel Coronavirus Research Compendium (NCRC).

Honors and Awards

2020- Co-Director, Mid-Atlantic CFAR Consortium (MACC) Implementation Science Consultation Hub

2019- Director, Implementation Science Interest Group, Center for AIDS Research (CFAR), Johns Hopkins University

2015 Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) Scholar, Johns Hopkins University

2012-2013  Fogarty Global Health Fellow

2012  Delta Omega Honor Society

  • HIV treatment and prevention
  • reproductive health and rights
  • safer conception
  • female sex workers
  • key populations
  • pregnancy
  • implementation research
  • South Africa
  • differentiated care

Select Publications

  • Schwartz SR, Rao A, Rucinski KB, Lyons C, Viswasam N, Comins CA, Olawore O, Baral S. HIV-related Implementation Research for Key Populations: Designing for Individuals, Evaluating across Populations, and Integrating Context. JAIDS. 2019 Dec;82 Suppl 3:S206-S216. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000002191.
  • Schwartz SR, Bassett J, Mutunga L, Yende N, Mudavanhu M, Phofa R, Sanne I, Van Rie A. HIV incidence, pregnancy and implementation outcomes from the Sakh’umndeni Safer Conception Project in South Africa: a prospective cohort study. Lancet HIV. 2019 Jul;6(7):e438-e446. doi: 10.1016/S2352-3018(19)30144-4. Epub 2019 May 31.
  • Schwartz S, Bassett J, Sanne I, Phofa R, Van Rie A. Implementation of a Safer Conception Service for HIV-Affected Couples in South Africa.  AIDS. 2014 Jul;28 Suppl 3:S277-85.
  • Holmes L, Kaufman MR, Casella A, Mudavanhu M, Mutunga L, Polzer T, Bassett J, Van Rie A, Schwartz S. Qualitative characterizations of relationships among South African adolescent girls and young women and male partners: implications for engagement across HIV self-testing and pre-exposure prophylaxis prevention cascades JIAS. 2020 Jun;23 Suppl 3(Suppl 3):e25521. doi: 10.1002/jia2.25521.
  • Schwartz S, Rees H, Mehta S, Venter WDF, Taha ET, Black V. High Incidence of Unplanned Pregnancy after Antiretroviral Therapy Initiation: Findings from a Prospective Cohort Study in South Africa. PLoS One. 2012;7(4):e36039. Epub 2012 Apr 27.
  • CFAR Implementation Science Fellowship
  • Novel methods to estimate HIV population attributable fraction of key populations
  • Optimizing PrEP implementation and effectiveness among women at high risk for HIV acquisition in South Africa
  • Siyaphambili PrEP Supplement
  • Siyaphambili Study