Topic: HIV Testing Amoung Sexual Minority Males: The Cornerstone of Prevention Efforts
Location: Ritter Annex, 941
Dr. Sharma received his Doctor of Philosophy in Epidemiology from Emory University’s Laney Graduate School in 2015. Prior to this he earned a Master of Public Health from Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health in 2010, and a Doctor of Medicine from Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute in 2006. Before moving to the United States, he was involved in community HIV and STD risk reduction activities such as encouraging safe sex and promoting the use of barrier contraceptives in rural areas in the Indian state of Karnataka. He was awarded the 2014 Texas HIV/STD Student Research Award by the Texas Public Health Association and the Texas Department of State Health Services for exemplary contributions to advancing the understanding of HIV and STD epidemiology. His current research
interests include behavioral and biomedical interventions for HIV prevention, and study design and methodological issues such as identifying analytical approaches to improve the detection of true underlying benefits of primary prevention strategies.