Alex Carballo-Dieguez, Ph.D.
Professor of Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry)
Alex Carballo-Diéguez, Ph.D., is a Professor of Medical Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University. He is also a Co-Director and senior Research Scientist at the HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies at New York State Psychiatric Institute. His research focuses on primary prevention of HIV transmission: Acceptability and adherence to vaginal and rectal microbicide use among women and men, use of rapid HIV home tests to screen sexual partners, and determinants of sexual risk behavior among men who have sex with men. He is particularly interested in exploring the application of Information Technology tools to social and behavioral research. His studies are being conducted both in the US and in Latin America (Argentina).
Graduate: New School University, Ph.D., 1982-1986
• HIV prevention
• LGBT issues
Mailman School of Public Health
Room R309 Unit/Box:15
722 West 168th St.
New York, NY 10032
Primary HIV prevention and use of New Media technology in research
1. Carballo-Dieguez A, Balan I, Marone R, Pando M, Dolezal C, Barreda V, Leu C, Avila MM: Use of respondent driven sampling (RDS) generates a highly diverse sample of men who have sex with men (MSM) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. PLoS ONE 2011;6(11)
1. Carballo-Diéguez A, Balan I, Dolezal C, Brito de Mello M, Leu C: Recalled sexual experiences in childhood with older partners: A study of Brazilian men who have sex with men and male-to-female transgender persons. Archives of Sexual Behavior 2012;41(2): 363-376
1. Carballo-Diéguez A, Frasca T, Dolezal C, Balan I: Will gay and bisexually active men at high risk of infection use over-the-counter rapid HIV tests to screen sexual partners? . Journal of Sex Research 2012;49(4): 379-387
1. Carballo-Diéguez A, Giguere R, Dolezal C, Chen BA, Kahn J, Zimet G, Mabragaña M, Leu CS, McGowan I: “Tell Juliana”: Acceptability of the candidate microbicide VivaGel® and two placebo gels among ethnically diverse, sexually active young women participating in a Phase 1 microbicide study. AIDS and Behavior 2011
1. Carballo-Diéguez A, Frasca T, Balan I, Ibitoye M, Dolezal C: Use of a rapid HIV home test prevents HIV exposure in a high risk sample of men who have sex with men. . AIDS and Behavior 2012