Scott McClelland

Scott McClelland

Professor, Medicine
Professor, Epidemiology
Professor, Global Health


Associate Director, International Core

Dr. McClelland's research focuses on human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and sexually transmitted infection (STI) epidemiology and prevention in most at-risk populations including female sex workers and men who have sex with men. This includes both primary prevention strategies for reducing the risk of HIV/STI acquisition and secondary prevention aimed at reducing infectiousness and risk behavior in people living with these conditions.  Dr. McClelland leads International Core activities related to the Inter-CFAR Working Group on HIV Research in Women.

Research Interests

HIV-1 transmission and acquisition,  treatment of HIV-1, sexual risk behavior, women and HIV-1
Country Affiliations: Kenya


MD, University of Washington
MPH, University of Washington
BS, University of Washington

Selected Publications

McClelland RS, Lavreys L, Hassan WM, Mandaliya K, Ndinya-Achola JO, Baeten JM.  Vaginal washing and increased risk of HIV-1 acquisition among African women: a 10-year prospective study.  AIDS. 2006 Jan 9;20(2):269-73.

McClelland RS, Richardson BA, Hassan WM, Chohan V, Lavreys L, Mandaliya K, Kiarie J, Jaoko W, Ndinya-Achola J, Baeten JM, Kurth AE, Holmes KK.  Improvement of vaginal health for Kenya women at risk for acquisition of human immunodeficiency virus type 1: Results of a randomized trial. J Infect Dis 2008; 197:1361-1368.

McClelland RS, Graham SM, Richardson BA, Peshu N, Masese LN, Wanje GH, Mandaliya KN, Kurth AE, Jaoko W, Ndinya-Achola JO.  Treatment with antiretroviral therapy is not associated with increased sexual risk behavior in Kenyan female sex workers.  AIDS. 2010 Mar 27;24(6):891-7.

Graham SM, Masese L, Gitau R, Richardson BA, Mandaliya K, Peshu N, Jaoko W, Ndinya-Achola J, Overbaugh J, McClelland RS.  Genital ulceration does not increase HIV-1 shedding in cervical or vaginal secretions of women taking antiretroviral therapy.  Sex Transm Infect. 2011 Mar;87(2):114-7. Epub 2010 Oct 27.

McClelland RS, Richardson BA, Wanje GH, Graham SM, Mutunga E, Peshu N, Kiarie JN, Kurth AE, Jaoko W.  Association Between Participant Self-Report and Biological Outcomes Used to Measure Sexual Risk Behavior in Human Immunodeficiency Virus-1-Seropositive Female Sex Workers in Mombasa, Kenya.  Sex Transm Dis. Epub 2011 Jan 6.


Faculty pages: Medicine, Epidemiology, Global Health, Kenya Research Program


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