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Research Interests

My primary clinical and research activities relate to the care of marginalized youth populations including HIV+ and LGBT young people. Our research is largely HIV prevention in nature, mostly targeting either young men who have sex with men or transgender individuals. A new area of research and clinical interest involves working with young gender variant children and families

Certifications and Licenses

Adolescent Medicine

Training Experience

1995Residency, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
1997Fellowship, Children's Hospital-Boston
2001Fellowship, Children's Hospital-Boston

Education/Academic qualification

MPH, Harvard University

… → 1999

MD, New York University

… → 1992


  • AIDS
  • Adolescent Health
  • HIV Infection
  • Pediatrics
  • Public Health
  • Translational Research

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Grants 2012 2021

Research Output 1998 2019

Acceptability, feasibility, and preliminary efficacy of a theorybased relational embodied conversational agent mobile phone intervention to promote HIV medication adherence in young hivpositive African American MSM

Dworkin, M. S., Lee, S., Chakraborty, A., Monahan, C., Hightow-Weidman, L., Garofalo, R., Qato, D. M., Liu, L. & Jimenez, A., Feb 1 2019, In : AIDS Education and Prevention. 31, 1, p. 17-37 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Health Literacy
Cell Phones
Medication Adherence
Self Efficacy
African Americans

A multisite, longitudinal study of risk factors for incarceration and impact on mental health and substance use among young transgender women in the USA

Hughto, J. M. W., Reisner, S. L., Kershaw, T. S., Altice, F. L., Biello, K. B., Mimiaga, M. J., Garofalo, R., Kuhns, L. M. & Pachankis, J. E., Mar 1 2019, In : Journal of public health (Oxford, England). 41, 1, p. 100-109 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Transgender Persons
Longitudinal Studies
Mental Health
Street Drugs
Student Dropouts

A triaged real-time alert intervention to improve antiretroviral therapy adherence among young African American men who have sex with men living with HIV: Focus group findings

Dworkin, M. S., Panchal, P., Wiebel, W., Garofalo, R., Haberer, J. E. & Jimenez, A., Apr 11 2019, In : BMC Public Health. 19, 1, 394.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Focus Groups
African Americans
Equipment and Supplies

Burden of HIV among young transgender women: factors associated with HIV infection and HIV treatment engagement

Jin, H., Restar, A., Biello, K., Kuhns, L. M., Reisner, S., Garofalo, R. & Mimiaga, M. J., Jan 2 2019, In : AIDS Care - Psychological and Socio-Medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV. 31, 1, p. 125-130 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Transgender Persons
HIV Infections
Primary Health Care

Do Male Couples Agree on Their Sexual Agreements? An Analysis of Dyadic Data

Sharma, A., Garofalo, R., Hidalgo, M. A., Hoehnle, S., Mimiaga, M. J., Brown, E., Thai, J., Bratcher, A., Wimbly, T., Sullivan, P. S. & Stephenson, R., Jan 1 2019, In : Archives of Sexual Behavior.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sexual Behavior
Sexually Transmitted Diseases