David J. Malebranche, M.D., M.P.H., is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Emory University's School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. He sees patients at the Ponce Infectious Disease Center, a local clinic that provides comprehensive care to uninsured patients living with HIV/AIDS and supervises medical providers-in-training at the Primary Care Center at Grady Memorial Hospital in downtown Atlanta.
Additionally, Dr. Malebranche conducts research exploring the social, structural, and cultural factors influencing sexual risk behavior and HIV testing practices, particularly among Black men and men who have sex with men (MSM). He was a Visiting Professor with the HIV Prevention Research in Minority Communities Program at the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) in San Francisco from 2002-2004, and recently completed a project with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) exploring the social factors influencing the HIV testing practices and sexual risk behaviors of Black MSM. In 2006 he began a two year qualitative study with the NIH National Institute of Child Health and Human Development exploring the social context of disclosure and sexual risk behavior among behaviorally bisexual Black men. (abstract)
Dr. Malebranche's work has been featured in medical and public health journals such as The Annals of Internal Medicine, The American Journal of Public Health, Health Affairs, Academic Medicine, and the Journal of the National Medical Association. He is known as a dynamic speaker nationwide and has been featured in documentaries on CNN, ABC News Primetime, and Black Entertainment Television (BET) for his expertise on HIV in the Black community. He has also been recognized in the Black same gender-loving community with an award from Clik Magazine in politics/health and the Community Service Award from Gay Men of African Descent (GMAD), a community-based organization in New York City. In July 2006, Dr. Malebranche was appointed to the President's Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA)
Recent press releases about Dr. Malebranche’s work
Emory Physician-Researcher Named to Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS
Emory Physician Tackles Issue of Black Men Who Have Sex With Men in Journal Editorial
(see below for link to AJPH editorial)
Researchers Find Secretive Bisexual Activity Does Not Translate to HIV Risk
Racism, Sexual Prejudice Can Impair Healthcare Access for HIV-Positive Black Men
Articles by Dr. Malebranche
Learning About Medicine And Race. Health Affairs 2004;23(2):220-224.
Black Men who Have Sex with Men and the HIV Epidemic: Next Steps for Public Health
American Journal of Public Health 2003;93(6):862-865.
Race and sexual identity: perceptions about medical culture and healthcare among black men who have sex with men
Journal of the National Medical Association 2004(January);96(1):97-107.
Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: time to address the problem
Expert Review of Anti-Infective Therapy 2005(August);3(4):459-461.