Academic Title
Major Area(s) of Study
Associate Professor SDSU Behavioral Medicine
Address 612-619-1152 6363 Alvarado Court / San Diego, CA 92120

Graduate Institution

University of Wyoming

Research Description

Dr. Horvath’s research primarily focuses on developing and testing HIV prevention and treatment mHealth interventions for sexual and gender minorities. He is involved in the Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions (ATN) where he leads studies addressing ART adherence among HIV-positive youth and HIV risk reduction among HIV-negative transgender and non-binary youth. His current interventions incorporate social support, theoretically-grounded information, self monitoring, and gamification components that can be tailored to different groups and outcomes. He also has a pilot project in Kampala, Uganda to assess the feasibility of an HIV self-testing intervention that uses text messaging and other private social media communications channels.

Representative Publications
  • Horvath, K. J., & Bauermeister, J. A. (2017). eHealth Literacy and Intervention Tailoring Impacts the Acceptability of a HIV/STI Testing Intervention and Sexual Decision Making Among Young Gay and Bisexual Men. AIDS Educ Prev, 29(1), 14-23. doi:10.1521/aeap.2017.29.1.14

  • Horvath, K. J., Lammert, S., LeGrand, S., Muessig, K. E., & Bauermeister, J. A. (2017). Using technology to assess and intervene with illicit drug-using persons at risk for HIV. Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS, 12(5), 458-466. doi:10.1097/coh.0000000000000398

  • Horvath, K. J., Michael Oakes, J., Simon Rosser, B. R., Danilenko, G., Vezina, H., Rivet Amico, K., . . . Simoni, J. (2013). Feasibility, Acceptability and Preliminary Efficacy of an Online Peer-to-Peer Social Support ART Adherence Intervention. AIDS Behav, 17(6), 2031-2044. doi:10.1007/s10461-013-0469-1