Physician Patient
Alan Nyitray, PhD

Alan G. Nyitray, PhD

Associate Professor


  • Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
    Center for AIDS Intervention Research (CAIR)
    MCW Cancer Center

Contact Information


PhD, Epidemiology, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, University of Arizona
MS, Mass Communications, Oklahoma State University
BS, Radio, Television, and Film, Oklahoma State University


Dr. Nyitray's primary research interest is in screening interventions for human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated disease with a focus on anal cancer. This research covers anal cancer and precancer screening interventions that seek to help gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men detect precancers or early invasive cancer when the cancer is much more treatable. His research initially focused on the epidemiology and natural history of HPV infection and HPV antibodies, estimating the prevalence, incidence, persistence, duration of infection, clearance, and the transmission potential of HPV among heterosexual men, gay and bisexual men, and heterosexual couples. Dr. Nyitray is also interested in creating HPV vaccine interventions to increase uptake of vaccination in adults.

Research Areas of Interest

  • Anus Neoplasms
  • Early Detection of Cancer
  • Epidemiology
  • HIV
  • Mass Screening
  • Molecular Epidemiology
  • Papillomavirus Infections
  • Sexual and Gender Minorities
  • Sexual Behavior
  • Sexual Health

Research Interests

Human papillomavirus

Anal cancer