Kenneth H. Mayer

Lab Info:

Principal Investigator: Kenneth H. Mayer

Office/Location: Fenway Health

Phone: (617) 927-6087


Category: Associate Members

Dr. Kenneth Mayer, MD, is a Visiting Professor at Harvard Medical School and Attending Physician at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston and Director of HIV Prevention Research there. He is Adjunct Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI. He previously was a Professor of Medicine and Community Health at Brown University.  He is the founder, Co-Chair and Medical Research Director of The Fenway Institute, the research, training and health policy division of Fenway Health.


Dr. Mayer has served on the national boards of the HIV Medicine Association, the American Foundation for AIDS Research and the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association. He currently serves on the national CDC/HRSA HIV Advisory Board and is a member of the Governing Council of the International AIDS Society. Since 1994, he has been the Principal Investigator of the only NIH-funded HIV Prevention Research Clinical Trials Unit in New England focusing on biobehavioral prevention (HIVNET and HPTN) and chemoprophylaxis (MTN), as well as more than 20 other active research studies focusing on innovative approaches to HIV prevention. He is the Co-Chair of an NIAID-funded protocol evaluating a community-based prevention intervention for African-American Men who have Sex with Men in 6 U.S. cities. He is the co-author of more than 450 peer-reviewed publications. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Clinical Infectious Diseases; the editor of three texts related to the impact of AIDS on diverse disciplines, as well as “The Social Ecology of Infectious Diseases” (Academic Press) and is Associate Editor of The Fenway Guide to LGBT Health (2008).