Glenn-Milo Santos

Dr. Santos is a Senior Research Scientist in the Center for Public Health Research in the San Francisco Department of Public Health and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Health Systems at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). He obtained his Ph.D. in Epidemiology and Translational Sciences at UCSF and his M.P.H. in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of California Berkeley.

Dr. Santos’ research focii involve the development of pharmacologic and behavioral interventions to reduce substance use and HIV-related sexual risk behaviors among key populations at risk for HIV, including men who have sex with men (MSM), transgender individuals, and people who use drugs. He has published over 30 peer-reviewed articles in the past 5 years and has presented at national and international conferences on these topics ( He was part of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime’s Editorial Board for the Technical Guidelines on Stimulant Use and HIV. Additionally, he currently serves in the Research Advisory Group for the Global Forum on MSM and HIV, and in Executive Committee of the AIDS Research Institute at UCSF.

Dr. Santos was the recipient of the Young Innovator award at the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention’s National HIV Prevention Conference in 2011. Additionally, he received the National Institute on Drug Abuse Dissertation Research Award in 2012 and the University of California President’s Dissertation-Year Fellowship Program Award in 2013. Recently, he was awarded the NIH Director’s Early Independence Award (EIA) to support a five-year study, entitled “Say When” (, evaluating a medication to reduce heavy episodic drinking, “binge drinking”, and alcohol-related sexual risk behaviors among MSM at risk for HIV. The EIA is part of the NIH’s “High Risk-High Reward” initiative that funds scientists with exceptional creativity and highly innovative research projects addressing major contemporary challenges in biomedical and health research.


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