Pablo Kokay Valente, MD, MPH, PhD

Assistant Professor

Waterbury Campus


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Dr. Pablo Valente is an infectious disease physician by training, mixed-methods public health researcher, and Assistant Professor in the Department of Allied Health Sciences. He holds an MD from University of Brasilia, Brazil, an MPH from Columbia University, and a PhD from Brown University. His interdisciplinary research interests include social and structural determinants of HIV risk and engagement in HIV prevention and treatment services. His more recent work focuses on implementation of daily oral and next-generation pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) across specialized and generalist clinic settings in the United States. He has primarily worked with key populations in the HIV epidemic in the United States and Brazil, including sexual and gender minority populations, sex workers, and people who inject drugs.

Dr. Valente is accepting PhD and MS students for Fall 2023.