Derrick D. Matthews

Assistant Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology

Phone: 412-624-3124


My research is focused upon the disproportionate burden the HIV epidemic has on Black gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in the US. Specifically, I seek to understand those mechanisms that explain these health disparities with the goal of designing interventions aimed at interrupting those processes that facilitate HIV-related health disparities. I am currently focused on the integration of biological assessment of HIV health status, such as viral suppression, among community-engaged HIV surveillance studies of Black MSM in order to more accurately and completely understand the HIV care continuum among members in this population, not just those who are already able to access clinical care.


  • MPH, PhD