Pamina Gorbach

Pamina Gorbach, MHS, DrPH

Professor, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology



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Scientific Interests

Dr. Pamina Gorbach's research focuses on bio-behavioral dynamics of HIV transmission and acquisition, especially around substance abuse. She is the principal investigator (PI) of a National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)-funded research platform involving a cohort with a large biorepository, known as the ÒM Study,Ó which includes surveillance of anal HPV among young men who have sex with men (YMSM) as well as examination of longitudinal relationships between infection status, drug use, risk factors and multiple health outcomes over time including AIDs-related and other virally-induced cancers. Gorbach has also been involved in research and training in Cambodia since 1997 and currently heads a Fogarty-supported training program in HIV/AIDS for Cambodia. She is also co-PI of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)-supported Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Program in Global HIV Prevention Research. Her global health experience includes Cambodia, Vietnam, Peru, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Brazil, Mali, Malawi, South Africa and Ghana.

Highlighted Publications

Meites E, Gorbach PM, Gratzer B, Panicker G, Steinau M, Collins T, Parrish A, Randel C, McGrath M, Carrasco S, Moore J, Zaidi A, Braxton J, Kerndt PR, Unger ER, Crosby RA, Markowitz LE. Monitoring for Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Impact Among Gay, Bisexual, and Other Men Who Have Sex With Men-United States, 2012-2014. J Infect Dis. 2016 Sep 1;214(5):689-96. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiw232. Epub 2016 Jun 13.

McCree DH, Daley E, Gorbach P, Hamm R, Sharpe P, Brandt HM, McFarlane M, et al. Awareness of Diagnosis and Knowledge of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) in Women Tested for High-Risk HPV: Data from a Multi-Site Study. (2010) American Journal of Health Education, 41(4):197-205.