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Kyle  Bernstein

Adjunct Asst Professor

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Adjunct or Visiting, Epidemiology

Dr. Kyle Bernstein is the Chief of the Epidemiology and Statistics Branch (ESB) in the Division of STD Prevention (DSTDP).  Prior to coming to CDC, Dr. Bernstein was Director of the Applied Research, Community Health Epidemiology, and Surveillance Branch for the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) and previously was the Chief, Epidemiology, Surveillance, and Research, STD Prevention and Control Services with SFDPH.  Additionally, Dr. Bernstein has worked as an epidemiologist with the California Department of Health Services, the Baltimore City Department of Health, and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Dr. Bernstein has extensive experience conducting innovative epidemiologic research in both academic and public health settings.  He is a recognized expert and leader in the field of STD/HIV prevention epidemiologic research and has authored or coauthored more than 80 scientific journal articles. He received a BA from Brown University and both a ScM and PhD degrees in epidemiology from The Johns Hopkins University, School of Public Health.

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Contact Information

Centers of Disease Control and Prevention

Atlanta , GA 30333

1600 Clifton Road, Mailstop: E63

Phone: 404 639-8325


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Areas of Interest

  • Epidemiology
  • HIV/AIDS Prevention
  • Sexual Health/Behavior


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Epidemiology 2005, The Johns Hopkins University
  • Master of Science in Epidemiology 1999, The Johns Hopkins University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Community Health 1997, Brown University

Affiliations & Activities


  • Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists
  • Society for Epidemiologic Research
  • Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
  • Gay and Lesbian Medical Association
  • Association of Sexually Transmitted Disease Research
  • American Public Health Association
  • American College of Epidemiology
  • National Coalition of STD Directors


  • , , Ebola RNA Persistence in Semen of Ebola Virus Disease Survivors - Preliminary Report. , New England Journal of Medicine, Oct 14 2015,
  • , , Characteristics of Males Infected with Common Neisseria gonorrhoeae Sequence Types—San Francisco, 2009, Am J Epidemiol, 178, 1289-95
  • , , The cost-effectiveness of screening men who have sex with men for rectal chlamydial and gonococcal infections to prevent HIV infection. , Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 40, 366-71
  • , , Rectal Gonorrhea and chlamydia reinfection is associated with increased risk of HIV seroconversion., JAIDS, , 4
  • , , Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae transmission from the oropharynx to the urethra among men who have sex with men. , Clinical Infectious Diseases, 49, 1793-1797