Robert Garofalo, MD, MPH
Pediatrics, Preventive Medicine
Feinberg School of Medicine
Dr. Robert Garofalo, MD, MPH, is an associate professor of pediatrics and preventive medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. He is also an attending physician at Children’s Memorial Hospital, where he directs the Adolescent/Young Adult HIV Program and the Center for Gender, Sexuality and HIV Prevention, a Children’s Memorial Research Center of Excellence. The Center examines a broad range of multidisciplinary academic subjects including sexual health, gender, sexuality, HIV prevention and health disparities affecting adolescent and young adult populations at risk of acquiring HIV. Dr. Garofalo is a national authority on LGBT health issues, adolescent sexuality, and HIV clinical care and prevention. He is a past president of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association. In 2010, Dr. Garofalo served as a committee member for the National Academy of Sciences/Institute of Medicine Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health Issues and Research Gaps and Opportunities. Dr. Garofalo has written a number of peer-reviewed articles and other publications on HIV and the health risks facing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth. He is currently the principal investigator for a number of federally funded research projects for HIV-positive adolescents, LGBT youth, and other at-risk youth populations.