Physician Education: Bridging Clinical Research and Patient Care

Faculty Profile

Associate Administrator
Chief Medical Officer
Health Resources and Services Administration
Rockville, MD

Topics of Professional Interest:
  • Adherence to treatment
  • Treatment of substance abusers with HIV
  • Prevention strategies for HIV-seropositive individuals
Current Professional Summary:

Laura W. Cheever, MD, ScM is the Associate Administrator of the HIV/AIDS Bureau at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).   She provides leadership and technical expertise in the administration of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program which serves over half a million people with HIV domestically and in HRSA’s global HIV/AIDS program. Prior to holding this position, she was the chief of the HIV Education Branch in the HIV/AIDS Bureau, serving as the national director of the AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC) program. 

Dr.  Cheever is board certified in infectious diseases and continues to see patients. Her primary goals are increasing access to and retention in HIV care, improving patient outcomes, and the integration of HIV prevention, Hepatitis C treatment, and substance abuse treatment into HIV primary care.  She has trained at Johns Hopkins University, the University of California, San Francisco, and Brown University. 

Committees and Organizations:
  • Member, Department of Health and Human Services Adult and Adolescent Antiretroviral Guidelines Panel
  • Member, Infectious Diseases Society of America
Honors and Awards:
  • Distinguished Presidential Rank Award 2016
  • HRSA Administrator's Special Citation for exemplary commitment and leadership in providing HIV/AIDS clinical education and training for the nation's health care providers
  • Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition, US Congress, for service to the HIV/AIDS patient community of Harford County, MD
  • Brown University, BA, Biology (1987)
  • Brown University, MD, Medicine (1990)
  • University of California San Francisco, Internal Medicine Internship and Residency (1990-1993)
  • Johns Hopkins University, Infectious Diseases Fellow (1993-1997)
Selected Publications:
  1. Esber A, Cohen S, Dempsey A, Cheever LW. Using Systems of Care and a Public Health Approach to Achieve Zero Perinatal HIV Transmissions. JAMA Pediatr. 2017 May 1;171(5):421-422

  2. Doshi RK, Milberg J, Isenberg D, Matthews T, Malitz F, Matosky M, Trent-Adams S, Parham Hopson D, Cheever LW. High Rates of Retention and Viral Suppression in United States HIV Safety Net System: HIV Care Continuum in the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, 2011. Clin Infect Dis, 2015;60(1):117-25.

  3. Berry SA, Fleishman JA, Yehia BR, Cheever LW, Hauck H, Korthuis PT, Mathews WC, Keruly J, Nijhawan AE, Agwu AL, Somboonwit C, Moore RD, Gebo KA; HIV Research Network. Healthcare Coverage for HIV Provider Visits Before and After Implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Clin Infect Dis. 2016 Aug 1;63(3):387-95. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciw278. Epub 2016 May 3.

  4. Doshi RK, Milberg J, Jumento T, Matthews T, Dempsey A, Cheever LW. For Many Served By The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, Disparities In Viral Suppression Decreased, 2010-14. Health Aff(Millwood). 2017 Jan 1;36(1):116-123.

  5. Kuhar D, Henderson DK, Struble KA, Heneine W, Thomas V, Cheever LW, Gomaa Ahmed, Panlilio A.  Updated US Public Health Service Guidelines for the Management of Occupational Exposures to Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Recommendations for Postexposure Prophylaxis.  Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2013;34(9):875-892.

  6. Trent-Adams S, Cheever LW.  Providing HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis: Lessons Learned from the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. Am J Prev Med. 2013 Jan; 44(1 Suppl 2):S147-50.

  7. Matthews T, DeLorenzo L, Matosky M, Young S, Huang A, Feit B, Malitz F, Cheever L.  National Performance Measures within a Changing Environment: How a Federal Agency Developed and Improved the Measurement for HIV Care and Treatment.  J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2012;23(3 Suppl): 225-235.


The 2017 Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) Clinical Conference

Webcasts of the The Clinical Pathway Track of the 2016 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care & Treatment

15th Ryan White HIV/AIDS AETC Program Clinical CARE Conference: Moving Forward with CARE: Focusing on Passion, Purpose, and Excellence

14th Annual Clinical Conference for the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program