Michael P. Grillo
Dr. Michael P. Grillo is currently serving as the Senior Technical Advisor for the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator (PEPFAR) and continues to serve as the Director of Prevention, Education and Training for the U.S. Department of Defense HIV Prevention Program since June 2003. In addition, Dr. Grillo is part-time faculty at San Diego State University, Graduate School of Public Health. Through his guidance, the military training program has trained over 150 health care providers from over 35 developing countries on the prevention, care, and treatment of HIV. He also serves as a Team Leader and Desk Officer for 26 African, Central & South American countries and continues to provide prevention, care and treatment support to our other Latin American and the Central Asian countries. In addition, he works closely the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator for the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and serves on a variety of technical working groups (TWG), including co-chair for the HIV Testing Services and Linkages TWG and as a co-chair for the Positive, Health, Dignity and Prevention Task Force. Dr. Grillo is currently sucundered to the U.S. State Department serving as the HIV Testing Services and Linkage Senior Technical Advisor for the Program Quality Team at PEPFAR. Dr. Grillo is active in many past and ongoing research studies regarding HIV seroprevalence, include behavioral and sexual risk factors associated with HIV infection. He is currently working on numerous projects in multiple countries and is serving as principal investigator on many of them.
Dr. Grillo is a U.S. DoD government employee and has retired from the U.S. Navy in 2006 after 22 years of active duty service. His military career included assignments in various military medical hospitals working with HIV patients and supporting the development of a comprehensive HIV prevention, testing, care, and treatment programs for the US military and the surrounding communities since the mid-1980s. As the clinic manager for the Naval Medical Center, San Diego, the Navy’s largest medical facility, he counseled and tested thousands of military personnel and their beneficiaries. He has been actively involved with the development of military policies and procedures relating to training personnel on HIV, and the care and treatment of those infected with the virus both in the United States and abroad. In the late 1980’s he developed a “prevention for positives” training program specifically targeting HIV positive personnel and their beneficiaries, which is currently in use in the U.S. and abroad. A graduate of Alliant International University, California School of Professional Psychology he holds a doctoral and master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and a bachelor degree in Behavioral Sciences from National University summa cum laude. Dr. Grillo is the recipient of numerous military and civilian awards from the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of the Navy for his continuous outstanding work in HIV.