Jesse Clark, MD

Core Scientist, Combination Prevention Core

Jesse Clark, MD, is Associate Professor-in-Residence in the Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease and Department of Family Medicine in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. His research addresses the integration of new prevention technologies within the social and sexual networks of Latin American and Latino MSM. He studied History and American Civilization at Brown University and Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, completed Internal Medicine Residency at Montefiore Medical Center, and Infectious Diseases Fellowship at UCLA. He is Director of the UCLA South American Program in HIV Prevention Research (SAPHIR) training program in Lima, Peru and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Current research includes: Use of social networks to promote PrEP adherence among Transgender Women in Peru; Rectal STI screening as a strategy to identify and control HIV/STI transmission risks within MSM sexual networks in Peru; and Evaluation of sexual network patterns among Latino MSM in Los Angeles. Dr. Clark is also Investigator of Record (IOR) for the UCLA Vine Street Clinic site of the HVTN704/HPTN085 Antibody-Mediated Prevention (AMP) trial of monoclonal antibodies to prevent HIV acquisition and the HPTN 083 trial of injectable cabotegravir for pre-exposure prophylaxis among MSM and TW.