Seth Kalichman, PhD

Professor, Psychological Sciences (Principal Investigator)

Research Overview

Professor Kalichman dedicates his research to preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS and caring for those affected by the HIV epidemic. His research is focused in the southern United States and South Africa. His work has been continuously and exclusively funded by the National Institutes of Health since 1992. He was previously on the faculties of Loyola University of Chicago, Georgia State University, and the Medical College of Wisconsin where he worked under the direction of Jeffrey A. Kelly to help establish the Center for AIDS Intervention Research (CAIR). He is currently the director of the Southeast HIV and AIDS Research and Evaluation (SHARE) Project, a research program within the AIDS Survival Project in Atlanta, Georgia. His research in South Africa is in collaboration with the Human Sciences Research Council. Professor Kalichman serves on NIH grant review panels, has over 200 peer-reviewed journal articles, and has authored and edited five books in the area of HIV/AIDS prevention and care services, including Positive Prevention, recently published by Springer. He is also the current editor of the bimonthly journal AIDS and Behavior. Professor Kalichman was the recipient of the 1997 Early Career Award in Health Psychology from the American Psychological Association and the 2005 Distinguished Scientist Award from the Society for Behavioral Medicine.


Alcohol-Related Risks for HIV/AIDS among African Women. NIAAA R01 AA018074.
HIV Treatment Adherence Intervention for People with Poor Literacy Skills.
Multilevel Alcohol-HIV/AIDS Prevention in South Africa. NIAAA R01AA017399.
Brief HIV Risk Reduction Counseling in South Africa.
NIMH R01 MH074371.
HIV Treatment Adherence/Risk Reduction Integrated Intervention. NIMH R01MH071164.


Ph.D., University of South Carolina (clinical-community psychology)
B.A., University of South Florida, 1983 (psychology)

Recent Publications

Contact Information
Mailing AddressDepartment of Psychology
406 Babbidge Road, Unit 1020
(Bousfield Building, BOUS)
Storrs, CT 06269-1020