Anthony Silvestre

Professor, Infectious Diseases and Mircrobiology

Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology

Phone: 412-624-5080


My training is as a community organizer whose practice is LGBT health and HIV prevention service and research.  I am a Professor in the Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology and a co-investigator of the Pitt Men’s Study, a 30-year-old study of HIV among men who have sex with men.  In that capacity, I have recruited almost 4,000 racially and economically diverse gay and bisexual men into the Pittsburgh site. As the principal investigator of the HIV Prevention and Care Project, I have directed a program that includes needs assessment, evaluation, capacity building among racial/ethnic and LGBT communities, and prevention planning and implementation in rural and urban Pennsylvania excluding Philadelphia. I am also a co-director of the Center for LGBT Wellness and of the School’s Certificate Program in LGBT Health and teach a course in Human Diversity and public health, have published articles on a number of health equity issues and have worked with many national, statewide, and local community organizations including HIV service organizations, LGBT mental health, youth, and advocacy services. 


  • PhD