Michael Grasso

Title(s)ACAD PRG MGT OFCR 4, Prevention & Public Health
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    San Jose State UniversityMPH06/2011Community Health Education
    San Francisco State UniversityBA06/2007Sociology

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    Mr. Grasso is a Program Manger and Technical Advisor with the Global Strategic Information Group in UCSF's Institute for Global Health Sciences. His background includes the conceptualization, planning, implementation and results dissemination of several HIV surveillance projects and studies throughout sub-Saharan Africa and San Francisco. He supports strengthening individual and institutional capacity on HIV surveillance, data analysis, and data use.

    Current projects (2019-2020) include:
    -Tracking with Recency Assays to Control the Epidemic (TRACE) - Namibia.
    -Strengthening Strategic Information for Key Populations - Namibia.
    -Namibia Population-Based HIV Impact Assessment (NAMPHIA).

    Other recent projects include: Program Management of the South Africa HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment Cascades project; technical assistance in the implementation of the 2012 Kenya AIDS Indicator Survey (KAIS), and protocol development, planning, and training for Key population bio-behavioral surveillance and size estimation in Ghana, Mozambique, Zambia, Kenya and Brazil.

    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.

    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. He is also a founding member of "Toastmasters for Health" (Toastmasters International) at UCSF.

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    1. Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS), Namibia.Final Report. Namibia Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (NAMPHIA). 2019.
    2. Scheibe A, Van der Merwe L Leigh-Ann, Cloete A, Grasso M.. South African Health Review 2018. Transgender women outreach workers and their role in South Africa's HIV response. 2018; 69-76.
    3. Grasso MA, Manyuchi AE, Sibanyoni M, Marr A, Osmand T, Isdahl Z, Struthers H, McIntyre JA, Venter F, Rees HV, Lane T. Estimating the Population Size of Female Sex Workers in Three South African Cities: Results and Recommendations From the 2013-2014 South Africa Health Monitoring Survey and Stakeholder Consensus. JMIR Public Health Surveill. 2018 Aug 07; 4(3):e10188. PMID: 30087089.
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    4. Hamunime N, Wolkon A, Grasso M, et al.22nd International AIDS Conference (Oral Presentation). Progress Toward HIV Epidemic Control: Results from the Namibia Population-Based HIV Impact Assessment (NAMPHIA). 2018.
    5. 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. 2018 03; 22(3):853-859. PMID: 28444469.
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    6. Makhakhe NF, Grasso M, Maleke K, Struthers H, McIntyre J, Lane T .The Methodological and Practical Concerns of Conducting an Integrated Bio-Behavioural Survey With Female Sex Workers: Lessons From the Field. East African Journal of Applied Health Monitoring and Evaluation. 2018; (2):1-8.
    7. 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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    8. Truong HM, 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.
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    9. 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.
    10. 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.
    11. 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.
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    12. HM Truong, R Fatch, B Nguyen, M Grasso, T Robertson, HF Raymond, W McFarland. O20.4 Transmission risk beliefs influence sexual risk behaviour of hiv-positive msm. Sexually Transmitted Infections. 2015 Sep 1; 91(Suppl 2):a71.1-a71.
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    13. Lessons from the South African Men who have Sex with Men Data Triangulation Process. South African AIDS Conference - SA AIDS 2015 (Poster #125). 2015.
    14. 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.
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    15. Truong HM, 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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    16. 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.
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    17. 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.
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    18. 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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    19. 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.
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