Scott Braithwaite, MD, MSc
NYU Langone Health - Tenured Professor of Medicine
NYU Langone Health - Director, Division of Comparative Effectiveness and Decision Science
MD, Medicine, SUNY at Stony Brook School of Medicine
MSc, Clinical Research, University of Pittsburgh
BS, Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Research Interests
Cost-effectiveness, Decision science
R. Scott Braithwaite is a Tenured Professor, Chief of the Section on Value Effectiveness (SOLVE) and Director of the Division of Comparative Effectiveness at New York University School of Medicine-Department of Population Health.  Dr. Braithwaite earned his MD from the State University of New York at Stonybrook and his MSc in Clinical Research from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Braithwaite also completed a fellowship in Clinical Decision Making at Tufts University and is a recipient of a prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Faculty Scholar award. He is an accomplished investigator in the field of decision science, quality and cost-effectiveness with an outstanding record of funding from the NIH and other extramural sources. As chief of SOLVE, he is dedicated to advancing a program of rigorous, policy-relevant research to optimize quality and value in healthcare, incorporating methods of decision science, comparative effectiveness and cost effectiveness. In addition to his focus on improving care for chronic illness domestically, he also continues his important international work on HIV treatment strategies in developing countries.
Principal Investigator, Could Long-Acting Medications Facilitate “Ending AIDS by 2030” in Southern Africa? An Allocative Efficiency Analysis. Active
Principal Investigator, From 90-90-90 to 95-95-95 and Beyond: Optimizing and Targeting Combination HIV Prevention for Zimbabwe and Kwazulu Natal. Active
Principal Investigator, Reducing Morbidity and Mortality from Overdose, HIV, and Hepatitis C in Opioid-Using Persons. Active
Principal Investigator, 4/6 COMPAAAS U01: Operations Research Study. Completed
Principal Investigator, Benefits and Harms of Lung Cancer Screening in HIV Infection. Completed
Principal Investigator, Implementation Science to Optimize HIV Prevention in East Africa PEPFAR Programs. Completed
Principal Investigator, Mentored Career Development in Comparative Effectiveness Research. Completed
Principal Investigator, Operations Research Collaboration for Alcohol Abuse and AIDS: ORCAAA. Completed
Principal Investigator, Should Screening and Treatment Strategies for Unhealthy Alcohol Misuse in HIV-infected Persons Vary with Smoking, Depression and Substance Abuse?. Completed


Caniglia EC, Khan M, Ban K, Braithwaite RS (2021).
Integrating screening and treatment of unhealthy alcohol use and depression with screening and treatment of anxiety, pain, and other substance use among people with HIV and other high-risk persons
AIDS and Behavior, 25 (Suppl 3), S339-S346. doi: 10.1007/s10461-021-03245-5. PMCID: PMC8610949.

Kim HY, Oh IH, Lee J, Seon JY, Jeon WH, Park JS, Nam SI, Thakkar N, Selvaraj P, McGillen J,, Klein D, Braithwaite S, Bershteyn A, Lee SH (2021).
Policy review and modeling analysis of mitigation measures for coronavirus disease epidemic control, health system, and disease burden, South Korea
Emerging Infectious Diseases, 27 (11), 2753-2760. doi: 10.3201/eid2711.203779. PMCID: PMC8544960.

Chichetto NE, Kundu S, Freiberg MS, Koethe JR, Butt AA, Crystal S, So-Armah KA, Cook RL, Braithwaite RS, Justice AC, Fiellin DA, Khan M, Bryant KJ, Gaither JR, Barve SS, Crothers K, Bedimo RJ, Warner A, Tindle HA (2021).
Association of syndemic unhealthy alcohol use, smoking, and depressive symptoms on incident cardiovascular disease among veterans with and without HIV-infection
AIDS and Behavior, 25 (9), 2852-2862. doi: 10.1007/s10461-021-03327-4. PMCID: PMC8376776.

Braithwaite RS, Ban KF, Stevens ER, Caniglia EC (2021).
Rounding up the usual suspects: Confirmation bias in epidemiological research
International Journal of Epidemiology, 50 (4), 1053-1057. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyab091. PMCID: PMC8407862.

Khan MR, Ban K, Caniglia EC, Edelman JE, Gaither J, Crystal S, Chichetto NE, Young KE, Tate J, Justice AC, Braithwaite RS (2021).
Brief original report: Does smoking status provide information relevant to screening for other substance use among US adults?
Preventive Medicine Reports, 23, 101483. doi: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2021.101483. PMCID: PMC8319511.

Dr. Braithwaite's ResearchGate Profile