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Brian Wilson Weir, PhD

  • Assistant Scientist

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624 N. Broadway
Hampton House 261
Baltimore, Maryland 21205


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PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2013
MHS, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2012
MPH, Oregon Health & Science University, 2004


Dr. Weir's research focuses on HIV prevention, research design, and economic evaluation. His current HIV-related research includes linkage to care for people who inject drugs in Baltimore, effectiveness of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) among male sex workers in Thailand, and the cost-effectiveness of integrated prevention and care for HIV and non-communicable diseases. An additional area of interest is using emergency medical services (EMS) data to describe the epidemiology of drug overdose, violent trauma, asthma, and other acute and chronic health conditions in Baltimore.

Honors and Awards

2019 Excellence in Teaching: Advanced Quantitative Methods in the Social and Behavioral Sciences, a Practical Introduction

2018 Commissioner, International AIDS Society—Lancet Commission of Global Health and the HIV Response

2017 Excellence in Teaching (with David Holtgrave): Translating Research into Public Health Programs

2016 Excellence in Teaching (with David Holtgrave): Translating Research into Public Health Programs

2016 Johns Hopkins University Center for AIDS Research Innovator Award

2015 Johns Hopkins University Center for AIDS Research Scholar Grant for Faculty Development

2013 Delta Omega Society

  • HIV
  • economic evaluation
  • cost-effectiveness
  • human rights
  • multilevel models
  • longitudinal data analysis

Selected publications

  • Maulsby C, Jain KM, Weir BW, Enobun B, Riordan M, Charles VE, RiC Intervention Team, Holtgrave DR. The Cost and Threshold Analysis of Retention in Care (RiC): A Multi-Site National HIV Care Program. AIDS Behav. 2016 Nov 21. PMID: 27873083.
  • Beyrer C, Crago AL, Bekker LG, Butler J, Shannon K, Kerrigan D, Decker MR, Baral SD, Poteat T, Wirtz AL, Weir BW, Barré-Sinoussi F, Kazatchkine M, Sidibé M, Dehne KL, Boily MC, Strathdee SA. An action agenda for HIV and sex workers. Lancet. 2015 Jan 17;385(9964):287-301. PMID: 25059950; PMCID: PMC4302059.
  • Knowlton A, Weir BW, Hazzard F, Olsen Y, McWilliams J, Fields J, Gaasch W. EMS runs for suspected opioid overdose: implications for surveillance and prevention. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2013 Jul-Sep;17(3):317-29. PMID: 23734988; PMCID: PMC3682796.
  • Nguyen TQ, Weir BW, Pinkerton SD, Des Jarlais DC, & Holtgrave DA. (2014). Syringe Exchange in the United States: A national level economic evaluation of hypothetical increases in investment. AIDS and Behavior, 18, 2144-2155. PMCID: PMC4211599.
  • Weir BW, O’Brien K, Bard RS, Casciato C, Maher JE, Dent CW, & Stark MJ. (2009). Reducing HIV and partner violence risk among women with criminal justice system involvement: A randomized controlled trial of two Motivational Interviewing-based interventions. AIDS and Behavior, 13, 509–522. PMCID: PMC2855899.