Matthew Richards

Matthew Richards



  • 43012 Social Work’s Role in Ending the Domestic HIV Epidemic
  • 40632 Beyond the Clinic:  Population Approaches to Mental Health Promotion

Job Experience

  • Program Director, Care2Prevent at the University of Chicago Medicine

  • Co-Chair, Chicago Area HIV Services Council (CAHISC)

  •  Outreach Program Manager, Care2Prevent at the University of Chicago Medicine

Fields of Special Interest

  • Public Health/Social Determinants of Health
  • HIV Prevention and Care
  • Religion and Social Work Practice
  • LGBT Health
  • Program Development and Evaluation
  • Evidence-Based Interventions
  • Community Planning

Publications or Presentations

  • Richards, Matt and Connor Williams. 2018.  “Undetected:  When Medication Nonadherence Accompanies an Undetectable Viral Load.”  In David, Michael and Jean-Luc Benoit (eds). The Infectious Disease Diagnosis:  A Case Approach.  Springer International Publishing.

  • “Motivational Interviewing in HIV Prevention Services:  A Review of the Literature and Future Considerations for PrEP Uptake Research,” University of Chicago Pediatric Infectious Disease Conference, November 27, 2017.

  • “Evaluating the feasibility, acceptability, and initial efficacy of a Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis knowledge mobile app for young men who have sex with men (YMSM).”  (Hill, Brandon.,Bak, T., Schneider, J., Rosebush, J., Richards, M.,)  Poster presentation at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Atlanta, GA, November 7, 2017. 

  •  “A Motivational Approach to the PrEP Cascade and Substance Use:  What the research shows and what we should do about it,” University of Chicago Pediatric Infectious Disease Conference, August 21, 2017.

  • “The Double Helix: Dealing with Social Determinants of Health in an Age of High-Impact HIV Prevention,” University of Chicago Pediatric Infectious Disease Conference. November 9, 2015.

  • Expanding the Continuum of Care: Baseline Results from a Comprehensive HIV Prevention Service Model for High Vulnerability HIV Negative Individuals.” (Williams, C., Lytle, S., Richards, M., Rosebush, J.)  Poster presentation at the LGBT Health Conference, Northwestern University, October, 2015.