Matthew Mimiaga, Ph.D.
Matthew J. Mimiaga is tenured Full Professor and Vice Chair of Epidemiology at UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA. 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, Providence, RI. 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, Boston, MA.
To date, Dr. Mimiaga has authored over 360 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 20 NIH-funded R- and U-level grants (6 R01s, 1 R56, 6 R34s, 4 R21s, 1 R03, and 2 U01s), 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 (e.g., 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. Dr. Mimiaga is presently on the Board of Directors for the Gay & Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA).