Michael Plankey

Michael Plankey

Assistant Professor, Georgetown University Medical Center
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Michael W. Plankey, PhD is an infectious disease epidemiologist in the Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Biomathematics at Georgetown University Medical Center. He is a senior Co-Investigator for Baltimore-Washington, DC site of the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS) in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. MACS is the most longstanding cohort of HIV-infected and uninfected gay/bisexual men in the U.S. His research expertise has focused on the methodological approaches to analyze complex longitudinal data related to the syndemic production of social, psychological and behavioral risk factors and HIV health outcomes among middle aged gay/bisexual men, intersection of recreational drug and prescription drug use for pain management among HIV-infected men, and evaluation of behavioral, immunological and virological risk factors for hearing and balance loss among HIV-infected compared to HIV-uninfected men. Currently he is the Chair of the MACS Behavioral Working Group.


Crack cocaine, disease progression, and mortality in a multi-center cohort of HIV-1 positive womenCook J, Burke-Miller J, Cohen M, Cook R, Vlahov D, Wilson T, Golub ET, Schwartz R, Howard A, Ponath C, Plankey M and Grey D.  AIDS 2008;22:1355-1363.

Prevalence and predictors of metabolic syndrome among HIVpositive and negative women in the Women's Interagency HIV Study. Sobieszczyk ME, Hoover D, Anastos K, Mulligan R, Tan T, Shi C, Hyman C, Cohen M, Cole S, Plankey M and Justman J. J Acquir Immune Defic Synd 2008;48:272-280.

Online health-searching behavior among HIV-seropositive and HIV-seronegative men who have sex with men in the Baltimore and Washington, DC area. Li, Ying (2013). Journal of medical Internet research. , 15 (5), p. e78. (ISSN: 1439-4456)

Prevalence and correlates of elevated body mass index among HIV-positive and HIV-negative women in the women's interagency HIV study. Boodram, B., Plankey, M. W., Cox, C., Tien, P. C., Cohen, M. H., Anastos, K., . . . Hershow, R. C. (2009). AIDS Patient Care and STDs, 23(12), 1009-1016.

Stability of basal metabolic rate over selected days of the menstrual cycle. Plankey, M. W., Stevens, J., Palesch, Y., Basile, J. N., & Griffin, P. R. (1995). 

Prediction equations do not eliminate systematic error in self-reported body mass index. Plankey, M. W., Stevens, J., Flegal, K. M., & Rust, P. F. (1997). Obesity Research., 5(4), 308-314.

A nuclear approach to cancer detection. Plankey, E. D., & Plankey, M. W. (1990). The American Journal of Nursing, 90(6), 107-108. 

Specific sex drug combinations contribute to the majority of recent HIV seroconversions among MSM in the MACS. Ostrow, D. G., Plankey, M. W., Cox, C., Li, X., Shoptaw, S., Jacobson, L. P., & Stall, R. C. (2009). JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 51(3), 349-355.

A 20-minute breath test for helicobacter pylori. Marshall, B. J., Plankey, M. W., Hoffman, Boyd, C. L., Dye, K. R., Frierson, H. J., . . . McCallum, R. W. (1991). American Journal of Gastroenterology, 86(4), 438-445. 

Sensitivity, specificity and reproducibility of the C-14-urea breath test: Evaluation in patients with C.pylori associated gastritis. Marshall, B. J., Plankey, M. W., Guerrant, R. L., & McCallum, R. W. (2000). 

GI transcan: A single comprehensive radionuclide test to evaluate upper gastrointestinal tract mortor function. Plankey, M. W., Combs, M. J., Stubbs, J., & McCallum, R. W. (2000). 


Classes Taught

PSYC 6221.11 Reading in HIV and Aging