Kate Muessig, PhD

 (HB)muessig_kate_2013 Assistant Professor
Health Behavior 

Curriculum vitae

306 Rosenau
Campus Box 7440
Gillings School of Global Public Health
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7440
T: 919-962-5059
F: 919-966-2921
2011          Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health          PhD, Health, Behavior and Society

HBEH 815          Foundations of Health Behavior I (Global Health Module)          Syllabus

Research interests

Global health
Health behavior
Health care delivery
Health communication
Infectious diseases
Mental Health
Minority health
Sexually transmitted diseases

Research activities

Dr. Muessig’s current research focuses on HIV health issues in China, specifically HIV treatment as prevention and developing eHealth and mHealth interventions for men who have sex with men. She has used qualitative methods to describe HIV/STI health and migration, work, and relational histories of rural to urban migrant men who find work selling sex in Chinese cities. Her U.S.-based research has centered on improving provision of mental and physical health services for vulnerable populations.

Select publications

Muessig, K. E., Smith, M. K., Maman, S., Huang, Y. Y., Chen, X. S. (2014).
Advancing the prevention agenda for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections in South China: social science research to inform effective public health interventions.
AIDS and Behavior, 18 Suppl 2:S222-31 .

Muessig, K. E., Cohen, M. S. (2013).
China, HIV, and syphilis among MSM: an urgent call to action.
Clinical Infectious Diseases, 57(2):310-3.

Muessig, K. E., Pike, E., Fowler, B., LeGrand, S., Parsons, J., Wohl, D., Bull, S., Wilson, P., Hightow-Weidman, L. B. (2013).
Putting prevention in their pockets: developing mobile phone based HIV interventions for Black men who have sex with men.
AIDS Patient Care and STDs, 27(4):211-22.

Muessig, K. E., Pike, E. C., LeGrand, S., Hightow-Weidman, L. B. (2013).
Mobile phone applications for the care and prevention of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases: a review.
Journal of Medical Internet Research, 15(1):e1.

Muessig, K. E., Smith, K., Powers, K. A., Lo, Y. R., Burns, D., Grulich, A., Phillips, A., Cohen, M. S. (2012).
Does ART prevent HIV transmission among MSM?
AIDS, 26(18):2267-73.

Cohen, M. S., Muessig, K. E., Smith, M. K., Powers, K. A., Kashuba, A. D. M. (2012).
Antiviral agents and HIV prevention: controversies, conflicts and consensus.
AIDS, 26(13):1585-98.