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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 E7644
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, serodiscordant couples, pregnant women, young women, and men who have sex with men. I am particularly interested in the evaluation of approaches and 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. I am a member of the Key Populations Program at the Center for Public Health and Human Rights.

Honors and Awards

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

Select Publications

  • Schwartz S, Papworth E, Thiam-Niangoin M, Bamba A, Diouf D, Drame FM, Sherwood Jenny, Ketende S, Baral S. An urgent need for integration of family planning services into HIV care: The high burden of unplanned pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, and limited contraception use among female sex workers in Côte d’Ivoire. JAIDS. 2015 Mar 1;68 Suppl 2:S91-8.

  • Schwartz S, Clouse K, Yende N, Van Rie A, Bassett J, Ratshefola M, Pettifor A. Acceptability and feasibility of a mobile phone-based case management intervention to retain mothers and infants from an Option B+ program in postpartum HIV care. Maternal and Child Health Journal. 2015 Feb 6. 

  • 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.

  • Schwartz S, Pettifor A, Stuart G, Cohen MS. Hormonal Contraception and HIV: The Methods Have Confused the Message. AIDS. 2013 Oct;27 Suppl 1:S45-53

  • 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.

  • Novel methods to estimate HIV population attributable fraction of key populations