About Us

MWCCS cohort studyThe Pitt Men’s Study (PMS) is a confidential research study of the natural history of HIV/AIDS, funded by the National Institutes of Health that has been ongoing in Pittsburgh since 1984.  The Study has followed a cohort of approximately 3000 men to gather information on the epidemiology, virology, immunology, and pathology of the HIV. PMS is part of the MACS/WIHS Combined Cohort Study. The MWCCS is a collaborative research effort that aims to understand and reduce the impact of chronic health conditions—including heart, lung, blood, and sleep (HLBS) disorders—that affect people living with HIV.

If you are interested in joining the study, contact us at 412-624-2008 or toll-free at 1-800-987-1963. You can also send an email to Christina Watshon, Administrative Assistant, at clw179@pitt.edu.

You can also find out more about the Pitt Men’s Study on our history page.

Contact Information

Pitt Men’s Study
P.O. Box 7319
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412-624-2008 or toll-free at 1-800-987-1963.

Office Hours

Monday, closed
Tuesday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thursday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Saturday, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Our Staff

Principal Investigator
Charles Rinaldo, PhD – Chairman and Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology

Ken Ho, MD, MPH
– Medical Director, Pitt Men’s Study
Larry Kingsley, DrPH
– Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology
Jeremy Martinson, PhD
– Assistant Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology

Project Director
Kaitlin Bodnar, MA

Clinic Staff
Nadia Manasfi, BA – Research Assistant
Nathan Philips, BS – Research Assistant
Carling Skvarca, PA-C – Physician Assistant
Nathaniel Soltesz, BA – Clinic Coordinator
Audrey Ward, BS BA – Research Assistant
Christina Watshon, BA – Administrative Assistant
Caroline Willett, BA – Research Assistant

Laboratory Staff
Holly Bilben, BS – Lab Tech
Arlene Bullotta, BS – Lab Tech
Kathy Hartle, BS – Lab Tech
Kathy Kulka, BS – Lab Tech
Patrick Mehta, BS – Lab Supervisor
Susan McQuiston, BS – Lab Tech
Narasimhan Venkatachari, PhD – Postdoctoral Fellow

Data Management

Jeffrey Toth – Data Manager

Administrative Staff
Raymond Yeo, BA – Internet Outreach/Web Content

Community Advisory Board Members
Richard Vinski, Co Chair
Christine L. Bryan
Cynthia Klemanski, MHA, MSW, LCSW
Marc C. E. Wagner
Steven Wolfe, MD