Co-Director Analytic Core
Dr. Travis Sanchez graduated with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from University of Georgia in 1994 and a Master of Public Health from Emory University in 2000. He has extensive experience in infectious disease epidemiology, including HIV epidemiology and prevention in the United States at the local, state, and federal levels. He worked as an epidemiologist in Fulton County and then coordinated Georgia’s District Epidemiology program. He worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for 10 years and helped to establish 2 supplemental HIV surveillance systems – the National HIV Behavioral Surveillance System and the Medical Monitoring Project. He led two of CDC’s first research studies on risk factors for HIV infection among transgender persons and created a new CDC system for conducting HIV behavioral surveillance with MSM using entirely online research methods. Dr. Sanchez was associate chief for science for 2 CDC branches within the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention and was the strategic information branch chief for CDC-South Africa. He is currently the principal investigator of the American Men’s Internet Survey, an annual online behavioral survey of US MSM 15 years of age and older. This survey has collected more than 50,000 surveys from MSM in every US state over the past 5 years. Dr. Sanchez’s other current studies also include a wide breadth of HIV research and program that is relevant to the Adolescent Trials Network – at-home HIV testing, HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis, tech-based HIV prevention, tech-based HIV care support, and online data collection.