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Milo Santos, PhD, MPH

Senior Research Scientist


Dr. Milo Santos is a Senior Research Scientist ​in the Center on Substance Use and Health at the San Francisco Department of Public Health and an Associate Professor in the Department of Community Health Systems at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). He is also the Co-Director of the NIMH-funded Traineeships in AIDS Prevention Studies (TAPS) T-32 program at the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies at UCSF. He obtained his PhD in Epidemiology and Translational Sciences at UCSF and his MPH in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of California Berkeley.


Dr. Santos’ research focii involve the development of pharmacologic and behavioral interventions to reduce substance use and HIV-related sexual risk behaviors among key populations at risk for HIV, including men who have sex with men (MSM), transgender individuals, and people who use drugs. He has published over 70 peer-reviewed articles and has presented at national and international conferences on these topics ( Outside of research, he is also passionate about baked goods and ice cream.

Headshot of Dr. Milo Santos

Complete list of publications can be found at:

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