Christopher B. Hurt, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). He received his medical degree from the University of Florida and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Brown University and fellowship in Infectious Diseases at UNC Medical Center. He maintains an active outpatient practice at UNC and his clinical expertise is in the treatment of HIV, hepatitis C, and sexually transmitted infections. Dr. Hurt’s primary research focus is on the structural and behavioral factors that influence the spread of HIV among men who have sex with men (MSM), especially young MSM of color in the Southeastern US. Since 2014, he has worked extensively on issues related to the expansion of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) services in North Carolina. He established the UNC Infectious Diseases Clinic’s PrEP program and coordinates the PrEP-related education and outreach efforts of the North Carolina AIDS Training and Education Center (NCATEC), housed at UNC. Dr. Hurt also serves as the site principal investigator for HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) Study 083, the first study to compare oral PrEP to a long-acting, injectable medication for HIV prevention in at-risk MSM and transgender women.
Institution: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Site: Chapel Hill
Phone: (919) 966-2789