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Eli  Rosenberg

Adjunct Asst Professor

Adjunct Associate Professor

Adjunct or Visiting, Epidemiology

Dr. Rosenberg's primary appointment is on the faculty of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University at Albany School of Public Health, State University of New York.

Dr. Rosenberg's research focuses on studies, methods, and analyses for understanding pertinent epidemiological issues in HIV prevention, such as the racial disparities in HIV infection among men who have sex with men (MSM) in the United States, how sexual networks shape transmission, the effects of STI and substance use on HIV acquisition, and the role of HIV care in reducing transmission. More recently he has been interested in the epidemiology of Zika virus infection and transmission. Specific methodological interests include surveillance methods, statistical and network modeling, causal inference methods, and development of software to support research studies. 

His research is conducted in collaboration with the PRISM Health research group at Rollins (faculty: Drs. Jodie Guest, Sam Jenness, Jeb JonesColleen KelleyTravis Sanchez, Aaron Siegler, Patrick Sullivan, and Kristin Wall).

Current major activities

Ele[men]t - A cohort study of HIV-negative young black MSM ages 18-29 in Atlanta that aims to deepen understanding of the relationships between substances and HIV/STI incidence and risk behaviors. Funded by the NIH/NIDA.

Emory Coalition for Applied Modeling for Prevention (CAMP) - A broad portfolio of economic and epidemic modeling projects for directing national, state, and local infectious disease prevention activities. Learn more at Funded by the CDC National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention. 

Zika Virus Persistence Study (ZIPER) - A cohort study being conducted by CDC Dengue Branch to understand the natural history of Zika persistence and detection in a variety of body fluids, as well as its prevalence in household contacts, among symptomatic Zika cases in Puerto Rico. Learn more here.

HIV Adolescent Trials Network (ATN): The UNC/Emory Center for Innovative Technology (iTech) across the prevention and care continuum - The iTech is a coordinating center responsible for the conduct of a portfolio of HIV prevention and treatment randomized controlled trials, focused on electronic and mobile interventions for adolescent men who have sex with men. Learn more at Funded by the NIH/NICHD. 

Engage[men]t - A cohort study of black and white MSM ages 18-39 who are living with HIV in Atlanta that seeks to understand the multi-level causes of racial differences in HIV care outcomes among MSM. Funded by the NIH.

Mobile Messaging for MSM - A two-phase, three-city randomized controlled trial of digitally-delivered HIV prevention messages for MSM. Funded by CDC Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention.

Center for Prevention Implementation Methodology for Drug Abuse and HIV (Ce-PIM) - The Center for Prevention Implementation Methodology for Drug Abuse and HIV (Ce-PIM), led by Northwestern University, aims to develop, disseminate, and apply innovative and rigorous implementation methods for researchers, policy makers, and practitioners to improve population health, especially in HIV and drug abuse prevention.


Recently completed studies

Performance in a Longitudinal Enhanced ASsessment of UseR Experiences (C-PLEASURE) - An Atlanta-based randomized controlled trial of fitted condoms, versus thin and standard condoms, among MSM and men who have sex with women. Funded by NIH/NICHD.

Modeling Approaches to Racial Disparities in Atlanta MSM (MARDHAM) - An agent-based modeling study of the HIV epidemic among MSM in Atlanta that aims to understand the drivers of the racial disparities in HIV infection. The primary findings from MARDHAM may be found here. Funded by the NIH/NICHD.

Involve[men]t - A cohort study that examined the individual, dyadic, and community level risk differences between black and white MSM in Atlanta, in order to explain the disparity in HIV and STI prevalence and incidence. This study provided critical documentation of the HIV/STI epidemics and their causes in these populations in Atlanta. The primary findings from Involvement may be found here: Funded by NIH/NIMH.

The Men's Atlanta Networks Project (The MAN Project) - A sexual networks study of black and white MSM in Atlanta that sought to understand differences in temporal and structural aspects of sexual networks that might explain racial HIV disparities. Funded by NIH/NICHD.


Contact Information

University at Albany, School of Public Health

Rensselaer , NY 12144


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Areas of Interest

  • Behavior and Health
  • Disease Surveillance
  • HIV/AIDS Prevention
  • Infectious Disease
  • Sexual Health/Behavior
  • Statistical Modeling
  • Vector-borne/Zoonotic Diseases


  • Ph.D. (Epidemiology) 2012, Emory University
  • BS (Biometry and Statistics) 2006, Cornell University