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Emory Rollins School of Public Health

Travis  Sanchez

Research Associate Professor

Faculty, Epidemiology

Dr. Sanchez received a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Georgia in 1994. After a veterinary internship at North Carolina State University, Dr. Sanchez practiced as an emergency veterinarian in the Metro Atlanta area until he returned to the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and received his Master of Public Health degree in International Health and Epidemiology in 2000. Dr. Sanchez began his public health career working for the Georgia Division of Public Health in the notifiable diseases epidemiology section and coordinated the state’s district epidemiologist program. He came to CDC in 2001 and worked for the Surveillance Branch in the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention and later for the newly created Behavioral and Clinical Surveillance Branch (BCSB) as a project officer for the National HIV Behavioral Surveillance System. In 2005, he became BCSB’s Associate Chief for Science and served for extended periods as an Acting Team Leader and the Acting Branch Chief for BCSB. Dr. Sanchez participated in CDC’s IETA program in Vietnam in 2005 and worked closely with CDC’s Associate Director for Science in 2007 during a training detail. From 2008-2009 he was the Chief of the Epidemiology and Strategic Information Branch of the CDC-South Africa Office. From 2009-2011, Dr. Sanchez served as the Associate Chief for Science in the HIV Epidemiology Branch at CDC. In 2011 he took an associate professor appointment with the Rollins School of Public Health in the Department of Epidemiology.

Contact Information

1581 Clifton Road NE ,

Atlanta , GA 30322

Phone: 404-727-8403


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Areas of Interest

  • Disease Surveillance
  • Evaluation
  • HIV/AIDS Prevention
  • Infectious Disease
  • Public Health Practice
  • Sexual Health/Behavior


  • , , Developing a Web-based HIV Behavioral Surveillance Pilot Project among Men Who Have Sex with Men, Open AIDS Journal, 6, 224-31
  • , , Internet-based Methods May Reach Higher-Risk Men who have Sex with Men Not Reached through Venue-based Sampling, Open AIDS Journal, 6, 83-9
  • , , Increase in Newly Diagnosed HIV Infections Among Young Black Men Who Have Sex with Men --- Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, 1999--2008, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 60, 99-102
  • , , Number of casual male sexual partners and associated factors among men who have sex with men: Results from the National HIV Behavioral Surveillance system, BMC Public Health, 11, 189
  • , , Risk Behaviors and Psychosocial Stressors in the New York City House Ball Community: A Comparison of Men and Transgender Women Who Have Sex with men, AIDS and Behavior, 14, 351-8