John Schneider
Section of Infectious Diseases and Global Health
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Global Health Programs
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MD2001Tufts University
MPH2001Tufts Universityi School of Medicine 
Residency2004University of ChicagoInternal Medicine
Fellowship2006University of Illinois/University of ChicagoInfectious Disease
Fellowship (Post Doctoral NRSA Fellow)2008Lifespan/Tufts/Brown Center for AIDS ResearchHIV Prevention

Academic Interests

Dr. Schneider’s interdisciplinary research employs network approaches to examine Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Sexually Transmitted Infection prevention and transmission dynamics in South India and South Chicago. He leads efforts to operationalize improved prevention and treatment strategies in resource restricted settings by first describing the social networks and then leveraging them at the human and microbe level as interventions. He has completed some of the first examinations of sexual networks of tribals and of truck drivers from a generally representative sample in India, and has developed new digital communication strategies for collecting network data. He works on novel HIV prevention strategies in high-risk populations such as minority MSM both in Asia and the US. He has close affiliations with public health education and training institutions in India and oversees a transport sector clinic in Southern India. As Director of Global Health Programs for the Section of Infectious Diseases and Global Health, Dr. Schneider teaches HIV and Global Health courses at the University of Chicago and frequently has students and other trainees from around the country working on research or clinical projects in India.

Clinical Interests

General Infectious Diseases, HIV, Tropical Medicine, Prudent Use of Antimicrobials, LGBT Health

Representative Publications

  1. Schneider JA, Gurcharan S, Oruganti G, Dass S, Tolentino J, Laumann EO, Yeldandi V, Pitrak D. HIV Infection Dynamics in Rural Andhra Pradesh South India: A Sexual Network Analysis Exploratory Study. AIDS Care. 2007; 19(9): 1171-1176.
  2. Schneider JA, Dude A, Dinaker M, Kumar V, Laumann EO, Holloway-Beth A, Oruganti G, Saluja GS, Chundi V, Yeldandi V, Mayer KH. General Hygiene, Sexual Risk Behavior and HIV Prevalence in Truck Drivers from Andhra Pradesh, South India: Implications for Prevention Interventions. International Journal of STD & AIDS. 2009; 20(1): 39-45.
  3. Schneider JA, Dandona R, Pasupneti S, Lakshmi V, Liao C, Yeldandi V, Mayer K. Initial commitment to pre-exposure prophylaxis and circumcision for HIV prevention amongst Indian truck drivers. PLoS ONE. 2010 Jul 30;5(7):e11922.
  4. Kumar PSG, Dandona R, Schneider J, Ramesh YK, Dandona L. Outputs and cost of HIV prevention programmes for truck drivers in Andhra Pradesh, India. BMC Health Services Research. 2009; 9:82. doi:10.1186/1472-6963-9-82.
  5. Schneider JA, Lakshmi V, Dandona R, Kumar GA, Sudha T, Dandona L . Population-based seroprevalence of HSV-2 and syphilis in Andhra Pradesh state of India. BMC Infectious Diseases. 2010, 10:59

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