Paul R. Skolnik, MD

Professor & Chair, Medicine, School of Medicine, UConn Health (Affiliate)

Research Overview

Dr. Skolnik is Chairman of Medicine, and the James E.C. Walker, M.D. Professor of Medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine (since June 2011). He was formerly Chief, Section of Infectious Diseases at Boston University School of Medicine and directed the HIV/AIDS programs at Boston University Medical Center (BUMC). Dr. Skolnik has been involved, since the beginning of the epidemic, in patient care, basic and clinical research, training, counseling and testing, prevention and education, community outreach, and administration and organization of HIV services.

Dr. Skolnik was most recently Principal Investigator for CDC, HRSA, Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) studies, and co-investigator for NIH studies (with Drs. Ira Wilson, Allen Gifford, and Steven Brady), of adherence and mental health, counseling and testing, linkage to care, and retention in care for HIV+ persons. He has expertise in patient care and clinical HIV/AIDS research design and methodology. He was Site Leader for the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) Clinical Research Site (CRS) at BUMC, is a current member of the ACTG Antiretroviral Strategies Subcommittee, and was a recent standing member of the NIH AIDS Immunology and Pathogenesis Study Section. He has a substantial record of serving as Program Director and mentor for successful basic and clinical research trainees on NIH-funded T32 training grants and K08 awards.


Yale University, B.A., Music
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, M.D., Medicine
Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Infectious Diseases Fellowship

Recent Publications

Contact Information
Mailing AddressUniversity of Connecticut Health Center
Department of Medicine
263 Farmington Avenue, MC 3229
Farmington, CT 06030-3229