Jack A. DeHovitz, M.D., MPH


Dr. Jack A. DeHovitz is Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine at the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center. His research has focused on studies examining the risk for and natural history of HIV. Dr. DeHovitz directs the Special Treatment and Research (STAR) Program, a multidisciplinary unit that links population based research, community outreach and clinical care, employing nearly 100 researchers and support staff. He serves or has served as co-investigator or principal investigator of research grants from NIAID, NIDA and CDC. Dr. DeHovitz has authored or co-authored over 120 publications in medical journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, and the Annals of Internal Medicine. He also serves as founding Director of Downstate’s HIV Center, a research unit which receives over 12 million dollars annually in extramural funding.

Dr. DeHovitz has been extensively involved in global health. In the mid-1980s he participated in a series of studies assessing the impact of HIV in Haiti. Subsequently, he has developed an NIH/Fogarty-funded research and training program focusing on infectious diseases control in Central/Eastern Europe with the University at Albany, School of Public Health and the New York State Department of Health. This program, which began in 1993, has worked in 11 countries in the region. Through this program he has provided long term training to over 100 health care researchers from the region and co-authored a number of key publications highlighting the burden of HIV from Central Europe to Central Asia.

He received his MD and MPH from the University of Texas, and completed his training in internal medicine, infectious diseases and preventive medicine at the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. He has also completed a Masters in Health Care Delivery Science at Dartmouth College, a joint program of the Tuck School of Business and the Dartmouth Institute. Dr. DeHovitz is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, Infectious Diseases Society of America and the New York Academy of Medicine, and is the past District President of the New York chapter of the American College of Physicians.