David J. Malebranche, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor at the Division of General Medicine at Emory University’s School of Medicine
David J. Malebranche, MD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor at the Division of General Medicine at Emory University’s School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. He supervises medical providers-in-training at the Urgent Care Center at Grady Memorial Hospital in downtown Atlanta, and sees his own panel of patients at the Ponce Infectious Disease Center, a local AIDS clinic that provides comprehensive care to the uninsured.
Additionally, Dr. Malebranche conducts research exploring the racial, gender, age, and cultural factors that influence black men’s health, particularly with regard to sexual risk behavior and HIV testing practices. He recently completed a fellowship with the HIV Prevention Research in Minority Communities Program at the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies in San Francisco. There, he explored how notions of masculinity among Black men who have sex with men (MSM) influence sexual behavior decision-making and risk for HIV. He is currently working with the CDC to study the influence or racial, sexual and masculine identities on the HIV testing practices and sexual behaviors of Black MSM.
Dr. Malebranche is known as a dynamic speaker nationwide, and his work has been featured in medical journals such as The Annals of Internal Medicine, The American Journal of Public Health, Health Affairs and the Journal of the National Medical Association. He has been featured on interviews by the Infinity Radio Network, CNN, ABC News and “Powerpoint” on locally WCLK in Atlanta for his expertise on HIV in the Black community. Dr. Malebranche’s writings have been featured in various community magazines and media publications, including Positively Aware, Atlanta Magazine, HIV Plus, Rolling Out, The Southern Voice and The Village Voice.