Behavioral/Social Science & Community Outreach Core (E) : Core Directors

Michael A. Kolber, M.D., Ph.D.

Research Profile
Michael A. Kolber, M.D., Ph.D. is the Director of the Comprehensive AIDS Program, Clinical Director of the Adult HIV Section for Infectious Diseases and Professor of Medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
As Director of the Comprehensive AIDS Program, Dr. Kolber interfaces directly with both community and state services and entities that provide or support HIV-related activities. He established the Infectious Diseases Research Unit and has oversight for HIV inpatient and outpatient clinical functions. Dr. Kolber holds a primary appointment in the Department of Medicine and secondary appointments in the Departments of Microbiology and Immunology, and Epidemiology and Public Health.

Dr. Kolber participates in numerous HIV outcome trials including the START (Strategic Timing of Antiretroviral Treatment) Trial in the International Network for Strategic Initiatives in Global HIV Trials (INSIGHT) Clinical Trial Network. He currently has a demonstration project with the Department of Health in which a specific model (Popular Opinion Leader Model) is being evaluated in churches in Florida City. Investigators are working with grandmothers to provide information to the congregants as an HIV prevention method.

Dr. Kolber is also site director on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Demonstration Project funded by the Division of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (DAIDS) at the NIH performed in conjunction with the San Francisco Department of Health.