Travis Gayles is a Lecturer of Health Administration at NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.
Dr. Gayles is also the Health Officer and Chief of Public Health Services for Montgomery County, Maryland. He is the former Chief Medical Officer of the DC Department of Health’s HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, and Tuberculosis Administration (HAHSTA) and Chief for the Division of STD-TB Control. He received his BA in Public Policy Studies and African American Studies from Duke University, PhD in Community Health (Health Policy) and MD from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He completed his residency in pediatrics at Northwestern University, and an NIH-supported fellowship in Academic Pediatrics with a focus in Adolescent Medicine at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. While at Northwestern, he led the HIV Treatment and Prevention Program and was a faculty member at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Institute of Public Health and Medicine, and DePaul University College of Health Sciences. In addition to his academic work, he is a former board member of the Maryland Medicaid Advisory Committee, National Coalition of STD Directors, the Illinois State Medical Society, AMA Minority Affairs Consortium, GLMA, and the Chicago House Social Services Agency. Dr. Gayles serves on the CDC/HRSA Advisory Committee on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and STD Prevention and Treatment. He is the chair of the Maryland State Immunization Committee and is a faculty associate in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.