Beryl A. Koblin, PhD

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Head, Laboratory of Infectious Disease Prevention
Member, Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute

Research Area

Dr. Koblin’s research is focused on finding ways to prevent HIV infection through testing potential HIV vaccines and other biomedical interventions and developing preventive interventions.  Her research has addressed understanding the changing epidemiology of HIV infection among populations at risk in the United States, critical for designing and targeting interventions for both primary and secondary prevention. Based on the groundwork of these epidemiologic studies, Dr. Koblin has been involved in conducting numerous randomized trials of behavioral and biomedical HIV prevention interventions among multiple populations. In response to the ever growing racial disparities in HIV infection in the US, Dr. Koblin’s has been involved in studies focused on understanding the HIV epidemic and developing and testing HIV prevention interventions among US Blacks.

Contact Information

Phone: +1 (212) 570-3105

Lab Personnel

  • Eddie Bravo, AS, Recruitment Associate
  • Tarashon Broomes, DNP, APRN, AGNP-C, Research Clinician
  • Jay Loeffel, BS, MPA  - Senior Administrator
  • Angela Lomax, BSN, Clinician
  • Debbie Lucy, MS, Director of Clinical Studies
  • Jermaine McCrossin, BS, Senior Recruitment Specialist
  • London Miles, BS, Recruitment Associate
  • Geneva Ortiz, AA, Senior Project Associate
  • Kiwan Stewart, BPS, Senior Counselor
  • DaShawn Usher, BS, Manager – Community Engagement
  • Hong Van Tieu, MD, Associate Member
  • Tasha Vazquez, BS, Administrator

Funding Support

  • R01HD078595   NICHD/NIH    PI: Koblin 8/13-3/18 "Using technology to match young Black MSM to HIV testing options"     
  • R34 MH108437  NIMH/NIH  PI: Teitelman/Koblin  08/16 – 7/19 " Developing a Women-Focused PrEP Intervention for HIV Prevention"  
  • UM1AI069470 NIAID/NIH  PI: Hammer/El-Sadr  2/07-11/20 "Columbia Partnership for Prevention and Control of HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials Unit
  • UM1AI068614  NIAID/NIH  PI: Corey  12/15-11/20 "Scientific Leadership:  HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN)"
  • R01DA038108  NIDA/NIH  PI: Frye 9/14-8/18 "Testing an Intervention to Increase HIV Self-Testing among Young Black MSM"
  • R01MH106380 NIMH/NIH  PI: Golub 12/15-11/19 "Preparing for Implementation of Sustained Release Antivirals for HIV Prevention"​
  • U01MD011279  NIMHD/NIH  PI: Schnall/Garofalo  07/16-06/21 " A Pragmatic Clinical Trial of MyPEEPS Mobile to Improve HIV prevention Behaviors in Diverse Adolescent MSM"

Education and Training

Doctoral Training
PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health