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About David J Malebranche

David J. Malebranche, MD, MPH, is a board-certified Internal Medicine physician with expertise in Men's Health, LGBT health, and the clinical prevention and management of HIV and sexually transmitted infections. He is also an experienced qualitative HIV behavioral prevention researcher who has conducted studies on sexual health among Black men of diverse sexualities for over 15 years. Dr. Malebranche has published 50 articles in medical and public health journals such as The Annals of Internal Medicine, The American Journal of Public Health, Health Affairs, JAMA, Men and Masculinities, Lancet, The Archives of Sexual Behavior, and The Journal of the National Medical Association. He is known as a dynamic speaker worldwide and has appeared in documentaries on CNN, ABC News Primetime, TV One and Black Entertainment Television (BET) for his expertise on HIV in the Black community. Dr. Malebranche also served as a member of the President’s Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) from 2006 – 2008, and was the HIV/AIDS clinical expert on WebMD from 2010 - 2012. In 2015 he published a critically-acclaimed memoir about his relationship with his father entitled "Standing on His Shoulders." Currently he is also featured in the YouTube Series "Ask the HIV Doc," an educational series on sexual health in collaboration with the Kaiser Family Foundation and The Greater Than AIDS Campaign.


Present Associate Professor, Morehouse School of Medicine ‐ Department of General Medicine

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

HIV Clinical Evaluation and Treatment, Internal Medicine, Behavioral HIV Prevention Research among Black MSM, Racial Disparities in HIV among Black Men, Men's Health, and LGBT Health


BA, Princeton University
MD, Emory University ‐ School of Medicine
MPH, Columbia University - Mailman School of Public Health

Black MSM and HIV (7)

Health Care Access (5)

Racial Disparities (1)

Narrative Writings (5)

Masculinity and Black men (2)

Bisexuality (4)

Various Medical and other writings (3)