Scott Geibel is an associate in the Population Council’s Washington, DC office, where he manages behavioral research projects focused on HIV prevention and treatment. Geibel spent the first decade of his career with the Council in Africa, where he contributed to the first-ever large-scale studies assessing risk behaviors among men who have sex with men in Kenya. He also organized and convened the first international consultation of African HIV policymakers, program managers, researchers, and advocates to discuss issues of HIV and men who have sex with men. This work prompted the government of Kenya to address men who have sex with men in national HIV prevention, care, and treatment programs.
Geibel is a key contributor to knowledge on HIV risk among high-risk populations in Africa, including men who have sex with men, male and female sex workers, and injecting drug users. Geibel’s other areas of research include assessing the impact of alcohol use, peer outreach, and behavior and programming among young people.
Before joining the Population Council in 2000, Geibel served as US Peace Corps volunteer in Malawi, where he coordinated a local HIV and AIDS program. He is a member of the International AIDS Society and has been a peer reviewer for numerous journals, including Sexually Transmitted Infections, PLOS ONE, BMC Public Health, and AIDS Care. He holds an MPH in international health and development from Tulane University and a PhD in medical science from Ghent University in Belgium.