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, Mathu R, Gonzalez Davila M, Mehta M, Cabrera J, Carnevale C, Zucker J, Gordon P, Olender S (2022).
Immediate ART and clinical outcomes in New York City among patients newly diagnosed with HIV
AIDS Care [Epub 2022 Jul 27]. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2022.2104799.

Jennings L, Robbins RN, Nguyen N, Ferraris C, Leu CS, Dolezal C, Hsiao NY, Mgbako O, Joska J, Castillo-Mancilla JR, Myer L, Anderson PL, Remien RH, Orrell C, ADD-ART team (2022).
Tenofovir diphosphate in dried blood spots predicts future viremia in persons with HIV taking antiretroviral therapy in South Africa
AIDS, 36 (7), 933-940. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000003185. PMCID: PMC9167214.

Mgbako O (2022).
Finding hope in two pandemics
Lancet, 399 (10336), 1686-1687. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(22)00736-X. PMCID: PMC9049914.

Mgbako O, Conard R, Mellins CA, Dacus JD, Remien RH (2022).
A systematic review of factors critical for HIV health literacy, ART adherence and retention in care in the U.S. for racial and ethnic minorities
AIDS and Behavior [Epub 2022 Apr 21]. doi: 10.1007/s10461-022-03680-y.

Pereira LF, Mgbako OU, Paulino-Woolridge J, Figueiredo MEC, del Carmen T (2022).
Principles of HIV treatment (pp. 391-413)
In Bourgeois JA, Cohen MAA, Makurumidze G (Eds.)
HIV psychiatry: A practical guide for clinicians.
Cham: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-80665-1_16.


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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Selected Press