Ofole Mgbako
Ofole Mgbako, MD
NYU Langone Health, Departments of Medicine and Population Health - Assistant Professor
NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue, Division of Infectious Diseases - Section Chief
NYU Institute for Excellence in Health Equity - Clinical Pillar Lead
MD, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
BA, History and Literature, Harvard College
Research Interests
HIV, Stigma, Adherence, Viral suppression, Racial minorities, Gender minorities, MSM, Health equity, Health disparities
Ofole Mgbako is an assistant professor of Medicine and Population Health at NYU Langone Health, Section Chief of Infectious Diseases at Bellevue Hospital and Co-Clinical Pillar Lead of the NYU Institute for Excellence in Health Equity. Prior to medical school, he worked for the Center for Urban Epidemiological Studies at the New York Academy of Medicine, the American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR), and worked on various HIV-related global health projects in Ghana, Jamaica and South Africa. During residency training at NYU Langone, he was part of the Dr. Dustin Duncan’s Spatial Epidemiology Lab. Dr. Mgbako completed his infectious diseases fellowship at Columbia University and a postdoctoral research fellowship at the HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies. Dr. Mgbako’s research focuses on biobehavioral interventions and outcomes for racial, gender and sexual minorities along the HIV care continuum. He is interested in the impact of interventions such as immediate antiretroviral therapy (iART) and novel technologies on retention in care, ART adherence and viral load suppression among marginalized populations. Dr. Mgbako is also interested in how trauma, intersectional stigma, structural racism and homophobia impact HIV-related outcomes.


Mgbako O, Loughran C, Mathu R, Castor D, McLean J, Sobieszczyk ME, Olender S, Gordon P, Lopez-Rios J, Remien RH (2023).
Rapid or immediate ART, HIV stigma, medical mistrust, and retention in care: An exploratory mixed methods pilot study
AIDS and Behavior [Epub 2023 Apr 18]. doi: 10.1007/s10461-023-04058-4.

Ferraris CM, D'avanzo PA, Jennings L, Robbins RN, Nguyen N, Leu CS, Dolezal C, Mgbako O, Hsiao NY, Joska J, Castillo-Mancilla JR, Myer L, Anderson PL, Belaunzaran-Zamudio PF, Mellins CA, Orrell C, Remien RH (2023).
Acceptability and feasibility of providing adherence feedback based on tenofovir diphosphate in dried blood spots: Results from a pilot study among patients and providers in Cape Town, South Africa
AIDS and Behavior [Epub 2023 Apr 12]. doi: 10.1007/s10461-023-04063-7.

Lo Piccolo AJ, Wallach A, McPherson TD, Mgbako O, Fagan I, Pitts RA, Klinger A, Foote M, Garcia EA, Zucker JE, Chan J, Bails DB, Cohen GM, Tennill PA, Wong M, Mukherjee V (2023).
The role of a tertiary level safety net hospital in New York City’s 2022 mpox outbreak
Health Security, 21 (2), 146-155. doi: 10.1089/hs.2022.0120.

Mgbako O, Mathu R, Gonzalez Davila M, Mehta M, Cabrera J, Carnevale C, Zucker J, Gordon P, Olender S (2023).
Immediate ART and clinical outcomes in New York City among patients newly diagnosed with HIV
AIDS Care, 35 (4), 545-554. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2022.2104799. PMCID: PMC9880246.

Jennings L, Ferraris CM, Castillo-Mancilla JR, Robbins RN, Nguyen N, Leu CS, Dolezal C, Hsiao NY, Mgbako O, Joska J, Myer L, Anderson PL, Remien RH, Orrell C, ADD-ART Team (2023).
Comparing predictive ability of two objective adherence measures in a community-based cohort on antiretroviral therapy in South Africa: Tenofovir diphosphate concentrations and electronic adherence monitors
Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes [Ebup 2023 Mar 27]. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000003198.


Mgbako O, Park SH, Mayer KH, Schneider JA, Goedel WC, Hambrick HR, Duncan DT (2019).
Transactional sex and preferences for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) administration modalities among men who have sex with men (MSM)
Journal of Sex Research, 56 (4-5), 650-658. doi: 10.1080/00224499.2018.1449190. PMCID: PMC6179954.

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