mayer kennethDr. Mayer is Professor of Medicine and Community Health at Brown University, Director of the Brown University AIDS Program, and Attending Physician in the Infectious Diseases Division of the Miriam Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island; and Medical Research Director at Boston's Fenway Community Health Center, where (since 1983) he has conducted studies of HIV’s natural history and transmission. In the early 1980s, as a research fellow studying infectious diseases at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dr. Mayer was one of the first clinical researchers in New England to care for patients living with AIDS; and Adjunct Professor at Harvard University’s School of Public Health Dr. Mayer is the Director of the Brown and Tufts Universities’ Fogarty (NIH) AIDS International Research and Training Program, which has trained more than 50 laboratory and clinical investigators from East Asia. Dr. Mayer has worked increasingly in India and participated in many regional conferences on biological and behavioral approaches to prevention research, and the development of community-based clinical research activities in Asia. Dr. Mayer also co-edited The Emergence of AIDS: Impact on Immunology, Microbiology, and Public Health, 2000, American Public Health Association Press; The Social Ecology of Infectious Diseases, 2007, Academic Press; and The Fenway Guide to Lesbian, Bay, Bisexual and Transsexual Health, 2007, American College of Physicians Press. Dr. Mayer has served on the Data Safety and Monitoring Board of the NIH’s AIDS Clinical Trials Group and sits on several editorial boards of scientific publications, including: Clinical Infectious Diseases. He has co-authored more than 350 articles, chapters and other publications on AIDS and related infectious disease topics, and is a frequent lecturer and presenter at national and international conferences and symposia. Dr. Mayer received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and his M.D. from Northwestern University Medical School. He completed his residency and internship in Internal Medicine at Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital, while also holding clinical fellowships in medicine at Harvard Medical School and subsequently, spent 3 years doing an Infectious Diseases Fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School from 1980 to 1983.