Michael W. Plankey, PhD
Michael W. Plankey, PhD, is Associate Professor of Medicine and infectious disease and nutritional epidemiologist is the Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, at Georgetown University Medical Center. He is the Co-Investigator for the Baltimore-Washington, DC site of the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS) in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Washington, DC Consortium of the WIHS at Georgetown University. He serves as the sole primary investigator funded by both cohorts. His research expertise has focused on the methodological approaches to analyze complex longitudinal data related to: (1) evaluation of behavioral, immunological, and virological risk factors for hearing and balance loss among HIV-infected compared to HIV-unaffected men and women; (2) investigation of transient elastography and serum markers to determine the progression of liver disease among HIV/HCV mono-infected and co-infected men and women; (3) the syndemic production of social, psychological, and behavioral risk factors and HIV health outcomes among sexual minority and race/ethnicity minority men and women; and (4) the intersection of recreational drug and prescription drug use for pain management among HIV-infected men and women.