Mayer, Kenneth MD

Kenneth Mayer trained in Internal Medicine at Beth Israel Hospital (1977-80) and in Infectious Diseases and Molecular Epidemiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (1980-83). As the founding Medical Research Director of Fenway Health, he created a community health research program that has developed an international reputation for its capability to conduct community-based research.
He is currently a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, a Professor in Global Health and Population at the Harvard TC Chan School of Public Health, and Attending Physician and Director of HIV Prevention Research at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital.
Starting in 1994, he has been a Principal Investigator of NIH-funded HTVN, HPTN, MTN, and ATN clinical trials units, focusing on bio-behavioral HIV prevention research.
Dr. Mayer has co-authored more than 800 peer-reviewed publications, co-authored the first text on AIDS for the general public and has co-edited 5 academic texts. He has served on the national boards of amfAR, HIVMA, and GLMA, was a member of the CDC/HRSA HIV/AIDS Advisory Committee, and is currently a member of the Governing Council of the International AIDS Society, an Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the International AIDS Society, and serves on the PEPFAR Scientific Advisory Board.



Harvard Medical School / The Fenway Institute

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