David DuPuy Celentano, Sc.D.

  • Charles Armstrong Chair and Professor of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Joint Appointment in Medicine

Research Interests

Epidemiology and prevention of HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections ...read more


Dr. David Celentano is a professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He holds joint appointments in international health; health, behavior and society; and health policy and management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. His research focuses on behavioral and social epidemiology.

Dr. Celentano is the Charles Armstrong Chair of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

His team is currently focusing on interventions to influence the association between opiate use, methamphetamine use and other drugs on HIV through NIH-supported studies in Thailand.

Dr. Celentano received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Johns Hopkins University. He earned his Master of Health Science (M.H.S.) degree in mental hygiene and Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree in behavioral sciences from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health (now the Bloomberg School of Public Health). He joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 1978.

In 2006, Dr. Celentano received an honorary Ph.D. in health sciences from Chiang Mai University in Thailand, which was presented by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.

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  • Charles Armstrong Chair and Professor of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Joint Appointment in Medicine

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Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Celentano’s research integrates behavioral science theory and research with epidemiology methods in the study of behavioral and social epidemiology. He has worked on and directed numerous epidemiological investigations and preventive interventions focused on HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections. His work currently is centered in Thailand, where he is the principal investigator of several NIH-supported studies focusing on interventions to influence the association between drug use and HIV.

Clinical Trials

Integrated Care Centers to Improve HIV Outcomes in Vulnerable Indian Populations

Selected Publications

Lucas GM, Young A, Donnell D, Richardson P, Aramrattana A, Shao Y, Ruan Y, Liu W6, Fu L, Ma J, Celentano DD, Metzger D, Jackson JB, Burns D; HPTN 058 study group. “Hepatotoxicity in a 52-week randomized trial of short-term versus long-term treatment with buprenorphine/naloxone in HIV-negative injection opioid users in China and Thailand.” Drug Alcohol Depend. 2014 Sep 1;142:139-45. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2014.06.013. Epub 2014 Jun 19.

Safren SA, Biello KB, Smeaton L, Mimiaga MJ, Walawander A, Lama JR, Rana A, Nyirenda M, Kayoyo VM, Samaneka W, Joglekar A, Celentano D, Martinez A, Remmert JE, Nair A, Lalloo UG, Kumarasamy N, Hakim J, Campbell TB; PEARLS (ACTG A5175) Study Team. “Psychosocial predictors of non-adherence and treatment failure in a large scale multi-national trial of antiretroviral therapy for HIV: data from the ACTG A5175/PEARLS trial.” PLoS One. 2014 Aug 25;9(8):e104178. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0104178. eCollection 2014.

Tomori C, Risher K, Limaye RJ, Van Lith LM, Gibbs S, Smelyanskaya M, Celentano DD. “A role for health communication in the continuum of HIV care, treatment, and prevention.” J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2014 Aug 15;66 Suppl 3:S306-10. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000000239.

Cohen MS, Chen YQ, McCauley M, Gamble T, Hosseinipour MC, Kumarasamy N, Hakim JG, Kumwenda J, Grinsztejn B, Pilotto JH, Godbole SV, Mehendale S, Chariyalertsak S, Santos BR, Mayer KH, Hoffman IF, Eshleman SH, Piwowar-Manning E, Wang L, Makhema J, Mills LA, de Bruyn G, Sanne I, Eron J, Gallant J, Havlir D, Swindells S, Ribaudo H, Elharrar V, Burns D, Taha TE, Nielsen-Saines K, Celentano D, Essex M, Fleming TR; HPTN 052 Study Team. “Prevention of HIV-1 infection with early antiretroviral therapy.” N Engl J Med. 2011 Aug 11;365(6):493-505. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1105243. Epub 2011 Jul 18.

Activities & Honors


  • Honorary Doctorate, Chiang Mai University, 2006

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