|Title||FIELD RESEARCHER 4|
|Department||Prevention & Public Health|
|Address||550 16th. Street|
San Francisco CA 94158
|San Jose State University||MPH||06/2011||Community Health Education|
|San Francisco State University||BA||06/2007||Sociology |
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.
, International (public health)
, survey design
, respondent driven sampling (RDS)
, time location sampling (TLS)
, qualitative research
, quantitative research
, urban planning
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