Keith Horvath, PhD

Associate Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

Keith Horvath

Contact Info

khorvath@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-626-1799

Office Address:
300 West Bank Office Building

Mailing Address:
1300 S 2nd St
Room 300 West Bank Office Building
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Administrative Assistant Name
Laurie Zurbey

Administrative Email
zurbey@umn.edu

PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Wyoming

MS, Clinical Psychology, University of Wyoming

Post-doctoral RA, Epidemiology & Community Health, University of Minnesota

Summary

The focus of my research program is to develop best practices for delivering technology-based primary and secondary public health interventions, particularly in the area of HIV treatment and prevention. I am currently leading on a number of grants to address this issue, including a study to assess the impact of a peer support intervention on medication adherence among HIV-infected drug-using and non-drug-using adult men, which is currently being adapted for youth with HIV of all genders. I am also leading two pilot trials to test the preliminary efficacy of mobile apps to support HIV testing among at-risk men and ART adherence among stimulant-using men. 

Expertise

Infectious disease, mental health, HIV/AIDS, technology, behavioral theory 

Research

Research Funding Grants

  • 2015–2020, NIDA, "A Technology-Delivered Peer-to-Peer Support ART Adherence Intervention for HIV+ Adults," Principal Investigator
  • 2014–2017, NIMH, "A Mobile App to Improve Regular HIV Testing Among High-Risk Diverse MSM," Co-Principal Investigator
  • 2013–2017, NIDA, "A Smart Phone App to Improve ART Adherence among HIV+ Stimulant-using MSM," Principal Investigator
  • 2015–2019, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "Mobile Messaging Intervention to Present New HIV Prevention Options for MSM," Co-Investigator
  • 2016–2021, NICHD, "Connecting Youth and Young Adults to Optimize ART Adherence: Testing the Efficacy of the Youth-Thrive with Me Intervention," Principal Investigator of Subproject 8781/Co-investigator on iTech Technology Core
  • 2016–2021, NICHD, "Linking YMSM to Adequate Care through a Multilevel, Tailored Webapp Intervention," Co-investigator of Subproject 8780/Co-investigator on iTech Technology Core

Publications

Select Publications

  • Horvath, KJ & Bauermeister, JA. (in press). eHealth Literacy and Intervention Tailoring Impacts the Acceptability of a HIV/STI Testing Intervention and Sexual Decision Making among Young Gay and Bisexual Men. AIDS Education and Prevention.
  • Mitchell, J., Torres, M.B., Danh, T., Gass, B., Joe, J., & Horvath, K.J. (in press). Formative work to develop a tailored HIV testing smartphone application for diverse, at-risk HIV-negative men who have sex with men. JMIR mHealth and uHealth.
  • Horvath, K.J., Meyer, C., & Rosser, B.R.S. (in press). Men who have Sex with Men who Believe that their State has a HIV-specific Criminal Law Report Higher Condomless Anal Sex than those who are Unsure of the Law in their State. AIDS and Behavior.
  • Horvath, K.J., Alemu, D., Danh, T., Baker, J.V., & Carrico, A. (2016). Creating Effective Smartphone Apps to Optimize ART Adherence: Perspectives from Stimulant-using HIV-positive Men who have Sex with Men. JMIR mHealth and uHealth. 4(2), e48. PMID: 27084049; PMCID: 4851721.
  • Horvath, K.J., Ecklund, Alexandra, Hunt, S., Nelson, T., & Toomey, T. (2015). Developing Internet-based Health Interventions: A Guide for Public Health Researchers and Practitioners. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 17(1), e28. PMID: 25650702
  • Horvath, K.J., Carrico, A.W., Simoni, J., Boyer, E.W., Amico, K.R. and Petroll, A. (2013). Engagement in HIV medical care and technology use among stimulant-using and non-stimulant-using men who have sex with men. AIDS Research and Treatment, Article ID 121352.
  • Horvath, K.J., Oakes, J. M., Rosser, B.R.S., Danilenko, G., Vezina, H., Amico, K.R., Williams, M.L., & Simoni, J. (2013). Feasibility, acceptability and preliminary efficacy of an online peer-to-peer support ART adherence intervention. AIDS and Behavior, 17(6), 2031-44. PMC:3674213

Teaching

Teaching Areas

I am the instructor for the e-Public Health course, where I guide students to understand best practices for developing and managing technology-delivered public health interventions. I have also taught the undergraduate and graduate-level HIV/AIDS course in the Epidemiology & Community Health Division. 

Courses

Media

In The News

In the Media

  • Criminal Laws on HIV Transmission Make Little Difference to Sexual Behavior – Or May Make Condomless Sex More Likely (aidsmap)
  • Viral Load Increasingly Features in Safer-sex Discussion and Decisions by HIV-positive Gay Men and Their Partners (aidsmap)
  • Majority of US Gay Men Support HIV Transmission Laws (aidsmap)

SPH News

  • Reaching People Living with HIV through Apps (Read more)
  • New App to Help Youth with HIV Keep Up with Medication (Read more)