Thomas J. Coates Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine
Thomas J. Coates PhD is the Michael and Sue Steinberg Endowed Professor of Global AIDS Research within the Division of Infectious Diseases at UCLA. He also leads the Program in Global Health at UCLA. He co-founded the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) at UCSF in 1986 and directed it from 1991 to 2003. He was the founding Executive Director of the UCSF AIDS Research Institute, leading it from 1996 to 2003. His areas of emphasis and expertise are HIV prevention, the relationship of prevention and treatment for HIV, and HIV policies. His domestic work has focused on a variety of populations, and he is currently finishing a nationwide clinical trial of an experimental HIV preventive intervention focused on high-risk men. He is also finishing domestic trials of post-exposure prophylaxis. With funding from USAID and WHO, he led a randomized controlled trial to determine the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of HIV voluntary counseling and testing for individuals and couples in Kenya, Tanzania, and Trinidad. He is now directing a 46 community-randomized clinical trial in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Tanzania and Thailand to determine the impact of strategies for destigmatizing HIV on HIV incidence community-wide. He is also leading a prevention clinical trial in South America as part of a 5-country effort, and has a trial in China to determine the impact of prevention in the context of care. He is co-principal investigator of the NIAID funded HIV Prevention Trials Network, and is conducting policy research domestically and internationally. He was cited in Science in 2002 as the 4th highest funded scientist in the clinical, social, and behavioral sciences and was elected to the Institute of Medicine in 2000.
Recent Publications (2004-Present):
Clark JL, Long CM, Giron MJ, Cuadros J, Caceres CF, Coates TJ, Klausner JD, and the NIMH Collaborative HIV/STD Research Group. Partner notification and sexually transmitted infections in Peru: Knowledge, attitudes, and practices in a high-risk community. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, in press.
Siedner M, Pandori M, Leon S, Pennan B, Espinoza B, Coates TJ, Klausner J, and the NIMH Collaborative HIV/STD Research Group. Molecular surveillance comes of age: Quinolone resistant Neisseria gonorrhea in a high-risk population in urban, coastal Peru. Under review.
Clark J, Konda K, Lescano AG, Munayco C, Leon S, Pajuelo J, Chinaro M, Suarez L, Caceres C, Klausner J, Coates TJ. Prevalence of HIV, HSV-2 and syphilis in male sexual partners of pregnant women in Peru: Assessment of a potential bridge population. Under review.
Konda K, Lescano A, Leontsini E, Fernandez P, Klausner J, Coates TJ, Caceres C and the NIMH Collaborative HIV/STD Prevention Trial. Frequent recent MSM behavior and unprotected sex among heterosexually-identified men in low-income coastal Peru. AIDS and Behavior, in press.
Eshelman S, Husnik M, Hudelston S, Donnell D, Huang Y, Hart S, Jackson JB, Coates TJ, Chesney MA, Koblin B. Analysis of antiretroviral drug resistance and HIV-1 subtype among men who have sex with men in the United States: The Explore Study. Under review.
Panosian C, Coates TJ. The new medical missionaries. New England Journal of Medicine, 2006; 354: 1771-1773.
Morris SR, Klausner JD, Buchbinder SP, Wheeler SL, Koblin B, Coates TJ, Chesney M, Colfax GN. Prevalence and incidence of pharyngeal gonorrhea in a longitudinal sample with men who have sex with men: The EXPLORE Study. Clinical Infectious Diseases, in press.
Davila PF, Maiorana A, Salazar X, Kegeles S, Caceres CF, Coates TJ and the NIMH International Multisite Prevention Trial Group. Compensated sex and sexual risk: Sexual, social, and economic interactions between homosexually and heterosexually identified men of low income in Peru. Sexualities, in press.
Leon SR, Pérez JJ, Meza R, Gadea N, Cuadros JA, Caceres CF, Klausner JD, Coates TJ, Jones FR 5 and the NIMH Collaborative HIV and STD Prevention Trial Group. The development and use of an automated laboratory information management system (ALIMS) to reduce processing time in a microbiology laboratory. Laboratory Medicine Journal, in press.
Clark JL, Coates TJ, Castillo R, Mesa R, Jones FR, Leon S, Pajuelo J, Caceres CF, Klausner JD. Variable positive predictive value of commercially available HIV ELISA tests. Clinical and Vaccine Immunology, 2006; 13: 302-303.
Sayles JN, Pettifor A, Wong M, MacPhail C, Lee SJ, Hendriksen E, Rees HV, Coates TJ. The predictors of self-efficacy for condom use and sexual negotiation among South African youth. JAIDS, in press.
Hendriksen ES, Lee SJ, Coates TJ, Pettifor A, Rees HV. Predictors of condom use among South African youth age 15-24: the loveLife National Survey. American Journal of Public Health, in press.
Salazar X, Caceres CF. Maiorana A, Rosasco AM, Kegeles S, Coates TJ, and the NIMH Collaborative HIV/STI Prevention Trial. Cultural contexts of the perception of risk and safer sex negotiation in low-income homosexual men in coastal Peru. Cadernos de Saude Publica, in press.
MacPhail C, Pettifor A, Coates TJ, Rees H. You must do the test to know your status: Attitudes toward HIV counseling and testing for adolescents among South African youth. Health Education and Behavior, in press.
Koblin BA, Husnik MJ, Colfax GN, Huang Y, Madison M, Mayer K, Barresi PJ, Coates TJ, Chesney MA, Buchbinder S. Risk factors for HIV infection among men who have sex with men: The EXPLORE Study. AIDS, 2006; 20: 731-739.
Grant RM, Buchbinder S, Cates W, Coates TJ, Cohen MS, Delaney M, Goicochea P, Gonsalves G, Harrington M, Lama J, MacQueen KM, Moore JP, Peterson L, Sanchez J, Thompson M, Waingerg MA. HIV chemoprophylaxis research should be promoted, not prevented. Science, 2005; 309: 2170-2171.
Roland ME, Neilands TB, Krone M, Katz MH, Franses K, Grant R, Busch MP, Hecht FM, Schacklett B, Kahn JO, Bamberger JD, Coates TJ, Martin JN. Seroconversion following non-occupational post-exposure prophylaxis against human immunodeficiency virus. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2005; 41: 1507-1513.
Koblin BA, Chesney MA, Coates TJ, for the Explore Study Team. Results of a randomized controlled trial to reduce HIV acquisition among men who have sex with men: The EXPLORE randomized controlled study. Lancet, 2004; 364: 41-50.