Anton M. Somlai, Ph.D.
Anton M. Somlai, Ph.D., is Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin and at the Center for AIDS Intervention Research. Dr. Somlai is the Associate Center Director, Center for AIDS Intervention Research (CAIR), and Director of the Intervention Research Support and Dissemination Core. Tony attended St. Joseph's College, Rensellear, IN receiving a BA in Communications for his Undergraduate training. He received his MAT in Human Communications at the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater. Dr. Somlai received his doctorate (EdD) in Educational Psychology at the University of South Dakota, Vermillion.
Dr. Somlai's research interests include international and domestic dissemination of effective HIV prevention programs to ASOs and NGOs. Other interests include HIV prevention for vulnerable populations including persons with severe mental illness and drug users. His research has focused on methodologies for the evaluation of HIV intervention programs. Dr. Somlai has also studied the spiritual needs and religious impact of living with HIV. His more recent interests have included HIV prevention with at-risk populations in Russia.
A few publications include:
Somlai, A.M., Kelly, J.A., McAuliffe, T.L. & Hackl, K.L. (2003). Predictors of HIV sexual risk behaviors in a community sample of injection drug-using men and women. AIDS and Behavior, 7, 383-393.
Somlai, A.M., Kelly, J.A., Benotsch, E.G., Gore-Felton, C., Ostrovski, D., McAuliffe, T.L., & Kozlov, A. (2002). Characteristics and predictors of HIV risk behaviors among injection drug using men and women in St. Petersburg, Russia. AIDS Education and Prevention, 14, 295-305.
Somlai, A.M., Kelly, J.A., Otto-Salaj, L.L., McAuliffe, T.L., Hackl, K.L. DiFranceisco, W.J., Amick, B., Heckman, T.G., Holtgrave, D.R., & Rompa, D.J. (1999). Current HIV prevention activities undertaken for women and gay men among 77 ASOs. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 5, 25-33.