Beryl Koblin

Beryl Koblin

Beryl Koblin

Adjunct Professor


New York Blood Center 310 E. 67th St
New York NY 10065

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Dr. Beryl Koblin's research focus has been on developing and testing strategies to prevent HIV and other blood-borne infections and conducting studies to better understand the epidemiology of such infections. She has conducted community-based studies related to HIV infection and other blood-borne infections with various populations, including injection drug users, gay men, and women at risk through heterosexual contact. These studies have led to large-scale clinical trials of HIV vaccines and behavioral interventions.


PhD, 1987, Johns Hopkins University

Other Affiliations

Full Member, New York Blood Center

Honors & Awards

Fellow, New York Academy of Medicine

Select Urban Health Activities

Epidemiology of HIV infection: Epidemiologic studies of HIV infection among populations at sexual risk in New York City

HIV vaccine trials: Conducting clinical trials of candidate HIV vaccines

HIV prevention intervention trials: Conducting trials of non-vaccine HIV prevention interventions

Select Publications

Koblin BA, Mayer KH, Eshleman SH, Wang L, Mannheimer S, Del Rio C, Shoptaw S, Magnus M, Buchbinder S, Wilton L, Liu TY, Cummings V, Piwowar-Manning E, Fields SD, Griffith S, Elharrar V, Wheeler D and the HPTN 061 Protocol Team. Correlates of HIV Acquisition in a Cohort of Black Men Who Have Sex with Men in the United States: HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) 061.PLoS One. 8(7):e70413. doi:

Koblin BA, Mayer KH, Noonan E, Wang C-Y, Marmor M, Sanchez J, Brown SJ, Robertson MN, Buchbinder SP. Sexual risk behaviors, circumcision status and pre-existing immunity to adenovirus type 5 among men who have sex with men participating in a randomized HIV-1 vaccine efficacy trial: Step Study. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndrome 60 405-13 2012

Koblin BA, Bonner S, Powell B, Metralexis P, Egan JE, Patternson J, Xu G, Hoover DR, Goodman K, Chin J, Tieu HV, Spikes P. A randomized trial of a behavioral intervention for Black men who have sex with men: The DiSH Study. AIDS 26 483-488 2012

Koblin BA, Casapia M, Morgan C, Qin Li, Wang Z, Defawe OD, Baden L, Goepfert P, Tomaras GD, Montefiori DC, McElrath MJ, Saavedra L, Lau C-Y, Graham BS and The NIAID HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Safety and Immunogenicity of an HIV Adenoviral Vector Boost After DNA Plasmid Vaccine Prime by Route of Administration: A Randomized Clinical Trial. PLoS One 6 e24517 2011

Koblin BA, Bonner S, Hoover DR, Xu G, Lucy D, Fortin P, Putnam S, Latka MH. A randomized trial of enhanced HIV risk reduction and vaccine trial education interventions among HIV-negative, high-risk women who use non-injection drugs: The UNITY Study. JAIDS 53 378-87 2010

Egan J, Frye V, Kurtz SP, Latkin C, Chen M, Tobin K, Yang C, Koblin BA. Migration, neighborhoods, and networks: approaches to understanding how urban environmental conditions affect syndemic adverse health outcomes among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men. AIDS Behav 15 Suppl 1 S35-50 2011

95. Mansergh G, Flores S, Koblin B, Hudson S, McKirnan D, Colfax GN, the Project MIX Study Group. Alcohol and drug use in the context of anal sex and other factors associated with sexually transmitted infections: results from a multi-city study of high-risk men who have sex with men in the USA. Sex Transm Infect 84 509-11 2008

The EXPLORE Study Team Results of a randomized controlled trial of a behavioral intervention to reduce HIV acquisition among men who have sex with men: The EXPLORE Study. Lancet 364 41-50 2004

Koblin BA, Chesney MA, Husnik MJ, Bozeman S, Celum C, Buchbinder S, Mayer K, McKirnan D, Judson FN, Huang Y, Coates TJ and the Explore Study Team. High risk behaviors among men who have sex with men in six cities in the United States: Baseline data from the EXPLORE Study. Am J Public Health 93 2003 2003

Colfax G, Husnik M, Vittinghoff E, Buchbinder S, Koblin B, Celum C, Mayer K, McKirnan D, Judson FN, Chesney M, Huang Y, Coates TJ and the EXPLORE Study Team. Substance use and sexual risk: A participant and episode-level analysis among a cohort of men who have sex with men (MSM). Am J Epidemiol 159 1002-1012 2004

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