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Errol Lamont Fields, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Expertise: Adolescent Medicine, Pediatrics
Research Interests: HIV, Sexually transmitted infections, Adolescents, Young adults, African American men, Men who have sex with men (MSM) ...read more
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Johns Hopkins Pediatrics
Appointment Phone: 443-997-5437
200 N. Wolfe Street
Rubenstein Child Health Building
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Dr. Errol L. Fields is an assistant professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He holds a joint appointment in the Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Department of Health, Behavior and Society and serves on the faculty of the Leadership Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH) Program.
A physician-researcher, Dr. Fields is a board-certified pediatrician and board-eligible adolescent medicine subspecialist. His clinical and research interests include the treatment and prevention of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections in adolescents and young adults.
Dr. Fields also provides primary care and subspecialty consultative care to adolescents and young adults in the Harriet Lane Clinic of the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.
His research focuses on using mixed methodologies to understand and reduce HIV disparities among adolescent and young adult African American gay and bisexual men, as well as other men who have sex with men (MSM).
Dr. Fields began his training in research and public health while completing a master of public health at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. He continued his education and training in the Medical Scientist Training Program at Johns Hopkins, where he earned his medical doctorate and his doctorate in philosophy from the School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health respectively. He completed pediatric residency training at Boston Children’s Hospital and Boston Medical Center and his subspecialty fellowship training in adolescent medicine at Johns Hopkins.
- Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Centers & Institutes
- MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2009)
- Boston Children's Hospital / Pediatrics (2012)
- Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Adolescent Medicine (2014)
- American Board of Pediatrics / Adolescent Medicine (2016)
- American Board of Pediatrics / Pediatrics - General (2013)
Research & Publications
Dr. Fields’s research uses mixed methodologies to understand and reduce HIV disparities among adolescent and young adult African American gay and bisexual men, as well as other men who have sex with men (MSM).
He was awarded a Johns Hopkins Center for AIDS Research Scholar Grant for Faculty Development, an award intended to strengthen his ability to secure independent National Institutes of Health research funding.
Dr. Fields’s study–entitled “Geosocial Networking (GSN) Applications: An Avenue for Innovative Target HIV Control Strategies among Young Black MSM”–focuses on understanding how GSN smartphone applications used as sex partner-meeting venues among MSM may be shaping sexual networks among young black MSM.
It also will examine how public-health practitioners can use these applications to identify and access the sex networks with the greatest risk for ongoing HIV transmission.