Franklin Yates, M.D., M.A., joined MPIDB as a medical officer in August 2022. His research interests include studying HIV prevention strategies among youth and adolescents and evaluating tools for care navigation and management of HIV and viral hepatitis and their comorbidities in low-resource settings.
Prior to joining NICHD, Dr. Yates worked as an infectious disease physician for an AIDS service organization and federally qualified health center in Philadelphia, and held a faculty appointment in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Pennsylvania Hospital and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He helped implement new patient navigation strategies and protocols for HIV management, viral hepatitis care, and HIV prevention. He also supported research in novel HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis therapies, human papillomavirus immunization in at-risk populations, cancer screening trials in people living with HIV, and HIV cure efforts.
Dr. Yates received an M.A. in biological anthropology from Harvard University, and an M.D. from Temple University School of Medicine. He completed his medical internship in internal medicine at Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital, and his residency at Temple University Hospital. He subsequently completed his infectious diseases fellowship training at Drexel University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. He is board certified in infectious diseases and internal medicine.