Keith Horvath portrait


The Department of Psychology is excited to introduce Dr. Keith Horvath who joined the faculty as an Associate Professor. Dr. Horvath trained as a clinical psychologist at the University of Wyoming, where he worked as a project coordinator on one of the first online HIV prevention interventions for rural sexual minority men. He completed his clinical internship at the Seattle VA Hospital before accepting a postdoctoral fellowship in online HIV prevention research at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus. Dr. Horvath stayed on as faculty in the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health at the University of Minnesota before coming to San Diego State University.

Dr. Horvath’s primary area of research is to develop mHealth (mobile health) HIV prevention and treatment interventions for sexual and gender minority persons. He currently has studies to assess the effects of a mobile-optimized website to improve ART adherence for HIV-positive sexual minority men in New York City.  This intervention has been adapted for youth living with HIV as part of the Adolescent Medicine Trials for HIV/AIDS Interventions (ATN), and will be tested in six sites in the US. Also as part of the ATN, Dr. Horvath is leading a study to assess the effects of multiple technology-based interventions to reduce HIV risk among transgender and non-binary HIV-negative youth. His most recent study is to develop a mHealth intervention to improve PrEP adherence and engagement in PrEP care among young adult sexual minority men. Dr. Horvath also has a small, but growing, research portfolio to develop and test technology-based HIV prevention interventions for priority and key populations in Uganda. He looks forward to forming new collaborations that use different forms of technology for assessment and intervention.