John Schneider, MD, MPH


  • Social/sexual network analysis
  • HIV prevention in young African American men who have sex with men
  • Emerging and re-emerging HIV epidemics


  • BA 1996, University of California Berkeley
  • MD 2001, Tufts University School of Medicine
  • MPH 2001, Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Internal Medicine Intern and Resident 2004, University of Chicago
  • Infectious Diseases Fellowship 2006, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • NRSA Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship 2008, Tufts/Brown Center For AIDS Research


  • Kapur A, Schneider JA, Mukherjee S, Schumm P, Oruganti G, Laumann EO. A digital network approach to infer sex behavior in emerging HIV epidemics. PLoS One. 2014 Jul 3;9(7):e101416. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0101416. PMCID:PMC4081581
  • Schneider JA, Zhou AN, Laumann EO. A New HIV Prevention Network Approach: Sociometric Peer Change Agent Selection. Social Science and Medicine.  2014 Jan 31. pii: S0277-9536(14)00044-6. PMCID: PMC4117829
  • Livak B, Schneider JA. Using Sociometric Measures to Assess Non-Response Bias. Annals of Epidemiology. 2014 24(7) 554-557. PMCID:  PMC4128320
  • Armbruster B, Roy S, Kapur A, Schneider JA. Sex role segregation and mixing among men who have sex with men: Implications for biomedical HIV prevention interventions. PLoS One. 2013 Aug 1;8(8) e70043. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0070043
  • Schneider JA. Socio-structural two-mode network analysis: Critical connections for HIV transmission elimination. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 2013
  • Schneider JA, Cornwell B, Ostrow D, Michaels S, Schumm P, Laumann EO, Friedman SR. Network mixing and network influences most linked to HIV infection and risk behavior in a Black men who have sex with men HIV epidemic. American Journal of Public Health. 2012 Nov 15 Epub ahead of print PMID: 23153147, PMCID in Process
  • Schneider JA, McFadden RB, Kumar P, Gandham S, Oruganti G, Laumann EO. Candidate change agent identification among men at risk for HIV infection. Social Science and Medicine. 2012 Oct;75(7): 1192-201. PMID: 22762951
  • Schneider JA, Walsh T, Cornwell B, Ostrow D, Michaels S, Laumann EO. HIV health center affiliation networks of Black Men Who Have Sex with Men: Disentangling fragmented patterns of HIV prevention service utilization. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 2012 39(8): 598-604. PMCID: PMC3399117

Major Courses

  • HSTD 31300 - Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Networks and Modeling
  • HSTD 30030 - Introduction to Global Health
  • MEDC 31600 - Global HIV Epidemiology and Community Outreach

Other Activities

  • Faculty, Section of Infectious Diseases and Global Health, Department of Medicine, University of Chicago
  • Director, Chicago Center for HIV Elimination, Section of Infectious Diseases and Global Health, Department of Medicine, University of Chicago
  • Clinical care provider for adolescent/adult men who have sex with men and transgender women

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