Michael Grasso

SchoolUCSF Chancellor/EVC/FAS
DepartmentPrevention & Public Health
Address550 16th. Street
San Francisco CA 94158
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    San Jose State UniversityMPH06/2011Community Health Education
    San Francisco State UniversityBA06/2007Sociology

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    Mr. Grasso is a Public Health Technical Manager and Researcher with the Global Strategic Information Group in UCSF's Global Health Sciences.

    Current activities include managing the South Africa HIV Prevention, Care & Treatment Cascade and Myanmar Technical Assistance in HIV Surveillance programs. As a researcher, he supports key population bio-behavioral surveillance projects and individual and institutional capacity building for HIV surveillance, data analysis, and data use in South Africa, Kenya and Ethiopia.

    Other recent projects include providing technical assistance for the implementation of the 2012 Kenya AIDS Indicator Survey (KAIS), and protocol development, planning, and training for MARPS bio-behavioral surveillance and size estimation in Ghana and Mozambique.

    Prior to joining UCSF, Mr. Grasso worked at the San Francisco Department of Health (SFDPH) implementing US-CDC National HIV Behavioral Surveillance (NHBS) projects. He was Program Manager for an NIH-funded study on MSM international travelers and Program Manager for a longitudinal study of serosorting behaviors among MSM in San Francisco. His experience includes planning, preparation and project implementation of various sampling methodologies including Time-Location Sampling (TLS) and Respondent-Driven-Sampling (RDS) among men who have sex with men, sex workers, injection drug users, long-distance truck drivers, and heterosexuals at increased risk of HIV.

    Mr. Grasso received his MPH in Community Health Education at San Jose State University, and his Bachelor's Degree in Sociology at San Francisco State University.

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    1. Kufa T, Lane T, Manyuchi A, Singh B, Isdahl Z, Osmand T, Grasso M, Struthers H, McIntyre J, Chipeta Z, Puren A. The accuracy of HIV rapid testing in integrated bio-behavioral surveys of men who have sex with men across 5 Provinces in South Africa. Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Jul; 96(28):e7391. PMID: 28700474.
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    2. Scheibe A, Grasso M, Raymond HF, Manyuchi A, Osmand T, Lane T, Struthers H. Modelling the UNAIDS 90-90-90 treatment cascade for gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men in South Africa: using the findings of a data triangulation process to map a way forward. AIDS Behav. 2017 Apr 25. PMID: 28444469.
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    3. Truong HH, Chen YH, Grasso M, Robertson T, Tao L, Fatch R, Curotto A, McFarland W, Grant RM, Reznick O, Raymond HF, Steward WT. HIV Serodisclosure and Sexual Behavior During International Travel. Sex Transm Dis. 2016 07; 43(7):459-64. PMID: 27322049; PMCID: PMC4920132 [Available on 07/01/17].
    4. Using IBBS Data and Consensus Population Size Estimates of Female Sex Workers in Three South African Cities to Estimate Treatment and Biomedical Prevention Needs. International AIDS Conference - AIDS 2016 (#TUPEC237). 2016.
    5. High HIV prevalence and low health service access and utilisation among mobile populations along the N3 highway in South Africa. International AIDS Conference -AIDS 2016 (#WEPEC133). 2016.
    6. Grasso MA, Schwarcz S, Galbraith JS, Musyoki H, Kambona C, Kellogg TA. Estimating the Prevalence and Predictors of Incorrect Condom Use Among Sexually Active Adults in Kenya: Results From a Nationally Representative Survey. Sex Transm Dis. 2016 Feb; 43(2):87-93. PMID: 26766524; PMCID: PMC4930356.
    7. Lessons from the South African Men who have Sex with Men Data Triangulation Process. South African AIDS Conference - SA AIDS 2015 (Poster #125). 2015.
    8. Nalá R, Cummings B, Horth R, Inguane C, Benedetti M, Chissano M, Sathane I, Young P, da Silva D, Mirjahangir J, Grasso M, Fisher Raymond H, McFarland W, Lane T. Men who have sex with men in Mozambique: identifying a hidden population at high-risk for HIV. AIDS Behav. 2015 Feb; 19(2):393-404. PMID: 25234252; PMCID: PMC4341016.
    9. Truong HH, Fatch R, Grasso M, Robertson T, Tao L, Chen YH, Curotto A, McFarland W, Grant RM, Reznick O, Raymond HF, Steward WT. Gay and bisexual men engage in fewer risky sexual behaviors while traveling internationally: a cross-sectional study in San Francisco. Sex Transm Infect. 2015 May; 91(3):220-5. PMID: 25355773.
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    10. Mirzazadeh A, Grasso M, Johnson K, Briceno A, Navadeh S, McFarland W, Page K. Acceptability of Global Positioning System technology to survey injecting drug users' movements and social interactions: a pilot study from San Francisco, USA. Technol Health Care. 2014; 22(5):689-700. PMID: 24990173; PMCID: PMC4511082.
    11. Truong HM, Grasso M, Chen YH, Kellogg TA, Robertson T, Curotto A, Steward WT, McFarland W. Balancing theory and practice in respondent-driven sampling: a case study of innovations developed to overcome recruitment challenges. PLoS One. 2013; 8(8):e70344. PMID: 23990901; PMCID: PMC3749182.
    12. Chen YH, Raymond HF, Grasso M, Nguyen B, Robertson T, McFarland W. Prevalence and predictors of conscious risk behavior among San Franciscan men who have sex with men. AIDS Behav. 2013 May; 17(4):1338-43. PMID: 22392158.
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    13. McFarland W, Chen YH, Nguyen B, Grasso M, Levine D, Stall R, Colfax G, Robertson T, Truong HM, Raymond HF. Behavior, intention or chance? A longitudinal study of HIV seroadaptive behaviors, abstinence and condom use. AIDS Behav. 2012 Jan; 16(1):121-31. PMID: 21644001; PMCID: PMC3686637.
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