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Steve Safren

Dr. Steven Safren is a Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and is the Director of Behavioral Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is the Associate Director of the Division of Global Psychiatry’s T32 Fellowship from the National Institute of Mental Health.

Dr. Safren's global research focuses on HIV prevention and treatment.  He has worked with the HIV Prevention Trials Network, and was the protocol chair of HPTN 063, an observational cohort study of HIV-infected patients in care in Zambia, Thailand, and Brazil.

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Dr. Safren has conducted several studies in India, with studies of HIV prevention in Indian men who have sex with men.  Additionally, he has collaborated or mentored others doing work in places such as South Africa, Zimbabwe, Mexico, and China.  Dr. Safren more generally has a research focus on cognitive behavioral intervention development and testing, particularly in the areas of HIV and other chronic illnesses, as well as adult Attention Deficit Disorder. Dr. Safren has over 200 peer-reviewed professional publications as well as numerous chapters and commentaries.  He has written three books and has been the PI or protocol chair of ten National Institute of Health-funded grants in these areas.

Dr. Safren received his PhD in clinical psychology from the University at Albany (State University of New York) in 1998, and did his internship and post-doctoral fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. Dr. Safren is board certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy from the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP).

For Dr. Safren’s publications, please refer to the below links:
1. https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/54608
2. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=safren+SA