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Kevin D. Dieckhaus, M.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases
Academic Office Location:
Medicine
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-8076-3212
Phone: 800-535-6232
Fax: 860-679-4701
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Education
DegreeInstitutionMajor
B.A.University of MissouriBiology
M.D.University of MissouriMedicine

Post-Graduate Training
TrainingInstitutionSpecialty
ResidencyYale-New Haven HospitalInternal Medicine, Categorical Internal Medicine Program
FellowshipUniversity of Connecticut School of MedicineInfectious Diseases
PostdoctoralYale AIDS Clinical Trials UnitAIDS Clinical Trials

Awards
Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Committee Award for Meritorious Educational Leadership (C.A.M.E.L)University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Excellence in Teaching AwardUniversity of Connecticut School of Medicine
Dean's Award for Student MentorshipUniversity of Connecticut School of Medicine
"Best Doctors" Designation, Infectious DiseasesConnecticut Magazine
"Best Doctors" Designation, Infectious DiseasesConnecticut Magazine
Excellence in Teaching AwardUniversity of Connecticut School of Medicine
"Best Doctors" Designation, Infectious DiseasesConnecticut Magazine
U.S. News and World Report Top DoctorU.S. News and World Report
"Best Doctors" Designation, Infectious DiseasesConnecticut Magazine
“Best Doctors” Designation, Infectious DiseasesHartford Magazine
Excellence in Teaching AwardUniversity of Connecticut School of Medicine
Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine AwardUniversity of Connecticut School of Medicine
“Best Doctors” Designation, Infectious DiseasesHartford Magazine
Excellence in Teaching AwardUniversity of Connecticut School of Medicine
“Best Doctors” Designation, Infectious DiseasesHartford Magazine
“Best Doctors” Designation, Infectious DiseasesHartford Magazine
Volunteerism and Community Service AwardAmerican College of Physicians
“Best Doctors” Designation, Infectious DiseasesHartford Magazine
I see patients for general infectious diseases consultations, HIV/AIDS management, and international and immunization consultations. I oversee several grants that support HIV/AIDS care and treatment at the UConn Health Center's HIV clinic.
I teach and coordinate the UConn School of Medicine's Mechanisms of Diseases/Infectious Diseases/Medical Microbiology (MOD-ID) course. I teach in the Multidisciplinary Ambulatory Experience Didactics in Infectious Diseases, Human Health and Development course, and varied courses at the UConn Dental Schools, MPH program, and Pharmacy Schools. I am the Infectious Diseases Fellowship director, and also participate in the ongoing clinical education of students, residents, and fellows. I teach curricula for global health including experiencial/medical immersion in rural Ugandan health systems. I am a member of the New England AIDS Education and Training Center and provide HIV-related clinical education to a variety of HIV providers.
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
Consortium of Universities in Global HealthProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalInternational2015
Connecticut Infectious Diseases SocietyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationPresidentExternalState2013
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene: American Committee on Global HealthProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2011
Gold Humanism Honor SocietyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalState2011
Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and HygieneProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalInternational2010
Connecticut Infectious Diseases SocietyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationExecutive CouncilExternalState2009
American Academy of HIV Medicine: New England ChapterProfessional/Scientific OrganizationChairmanExternalRegional20062008
American Academy of HIV MedicineProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational20052009
Infectious Diseases Society of AmericaProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational
HIV Medicine AssociationProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical SocietyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational
Connecticut AIDS Drug Assistance Plan (CADAP) Advisory BoardAdvisory CommitteeMemberExternalState
Clare Nsenga Foundation (501-c3 organization for health care in Kisoro District, Uganda)Professional/Scientific OrganizationUnited States Medical DirectorExternalInternational
HIV/AIDS: Adherence to HAART therapy, antiviral resistance.
International Medicine: Public Health Programs, Syphilis, HIV/AIDS, Brucellosis, MRSA, AIDS orphan support.

Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • Etravirine
    Husarsky, E. and Dieckhaus, K.D. American Academy of HIV Medicine Fundamentals of HIV Medicine 2008 Jan;
  • Management of Urinary Tract Infections
    Dieckhaus, K.D. Outpatient Infections 2003 Jan;279-299
  • Prevention of Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections
    Dieckhaus, K.D., Garibaldi, R.A. The Saunders Infection Control Reference Service 2001 Jan;
  • Alterations in brain structure and neurodevelopmental outcome in preterm infants hospitalized in different neonatal intensive care unit environments.
    Pineda, Roberta G; Neil, Jeff; Dierker, Donna; Smyser, Christopher D; Wallendorf, Michael; Kidokoro, Hiroyuki; Reynolds, Lauren C; Walker, Stephanie; Rogers, Cynthia; Mathur, Amit M; Van Essen, David C; Inder, Terrie The Journal of pediatrics 1998 Jan;164(1):52-60.e2
  • Prevention of Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections
    Dieckhaus, K.D., Garibaldi, R.A. The Saunders Infection Control Reference Service 1998 Jan;169-179
  • Occupational Infections
    Dieckhaus, K.D. Environmental and Occupational Medicine 706-728

Book Sections

  • Environmental and Occupational Medicine, 4th Edition
    Dieckhaus KD Occupational Infections 2007 Jan;

Letters

Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
Women’s Perceptions of Reproductive Healthcare in the Tribal Communities of Melghat, IndiaPosterConsortium of Universities in Global Health (CUGH)2015Boston, MA
An Evaluation of Children’s Personal Health Practices, and School Performance and Absenteeism in a Public Primary School in Kisoro, UgandaPosterConsortium of Universities in Global Health (CUGH)2015Boston, MA
Impact of CVD knowledge, risk perception, and barriers to healthcare on routine CVD management in Coimbatore, IndiaPosterConsortium of Universities in Global Health (CUGH)2015Boston, MA
Empiric UTI Coverage at John Dempsey HospitalPoster33nd Annual Connecticut Infectious Disease Society Annual Conference2015West Haven, CT
Knowledge, Attitudes and Barriers of Hand Hygiene among Healthcare Workers in Rural UgandaPosterConsortium of Universities in Global Health (CUGH)2015Boston, MA
Prevalence, Distribution, and Correlates of Soil-Transmitted Helminthes among Zapotec Children in the State of Oaxaca, MexicoPosterUnite for Sights Global Health and Innovation Conference2014New Haven, CT
Evaluating Treatment Eligibility in HIV and Hepatitis C Co-infected PatientsPoster32nd Annual Connecticut Infectious Disease Society Annual Conference2014West Haven, CT
Prevalence and Risk Factors for Depression, Anxiety and Alcohol Abuse Among Connecticut Migrant Farm WorkersPoster65th Annual Medical Student Association Convention & Exposition2014Washington, DC
Assessment of alcohol use and its associate with sexual risk behavior and Antiretrorival Treatment (ART) in Connecticut, USPosterStop TB Symposium at the 43rd Union World Conference on Lung Health2012Kuala Lampur, Indonesia
Five-Year Trends in Vancomycin Activity against Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates at the University of Connecticut Health Center (UCHC)TalkInfectious Diseases Society of America Meeting2012San Diego, California
Brucellosis in Rural Africa: Clinical Manifestations, Diagnosis, and Comorbidities at Kabale Regional Hospital, Kabale, UgandaTalkConsortium of Universities in Global Health (CUGH)2012Washington, DC
Decreasing Malaria Incidence in a Community Health Clinic Chahi Subcounty, Kisoro DistrictTalkUganda Consortium of Universities in Global Health (CUGH)2012Washington, DC
International Medicine as a Team-Building EndeavorTalkNortheast Group on Educational Affairs2011Washington, D.C.
Sexual Behaviors and Condom Use Among HIV-Positive Women at Two Connecticut ClinicsPosterFamily Medicine Education Consortium 2011Danvers, MA
Maternal Anemia and Malaria Assessement (MAMA) in Rural UgandaPosterGlobal Health Education Consortium Conference2010Cuernavaca, Mexico
Factors Affecting Orphan Well-being in Cyanika, UgandaGlobal Health Education Consortium2010Cuernavaca, Mexico
Retention in HIV-Care: Correlates of Gaps in HIV-CarePosterInternational Conference on HIV Treatment Adherence2010Miami, FL
Situated Information Motivation Behavioral Skills model of Care Initiation and Maintenance (sIMB-CIM) TalkInternational Conference on HIV Treatment Adherence2010Miami, FL
Novel Concepts in HIV Management: Current Trends and Barriers in New EnglandPosterConnecticut Infectious Diseases Society2010New Haven, CT
Assessment of Insecticide-Treated Net (ITNs) Interventions in Kisoro District, Uganda PosterUnite for Sight 2010New Haven, CT
Maternal Anemia and Malaria Assessment, UgandaPosterUnite for Sight 2010New Haven, CT
Role of an NGO in Curbing the Spread of Congenital Syphilis in Rural HaitiTalkCongenital Syphilis – A Public Health Issue of Concern: Focus on Latin America2009Albany, NY
Sociocultural Factors Associated with Syphilis in Kisoro, UgandaPosterGlobal Health Education Consortium 2009Seattle, WA
Prevention of Malaria in Pregnancy: Needs Assessment at St. Francis Mutolere Hospital, Kisoro, UgandaPosterGlobal Health Education Consortium2009Seattle, WA
Relationship of Prospective Memory to Neuropsychological Function and Antiretroviral AdherencePosterInternational Conference on HIV Treatment Adherence2008Jersey City, NJ
Detection of Low Abundance Drug Resistant HIV Variants in Treatment Experienced SubjectsPosterXVII International HIV Drug Resistance Workshop2008Sitges, Spain
HIV AdherenceTalkAmerican International Health Association2007St. Petersburg, Russia
HIV Medication and Toxicity ManagementTalkUnited States Department of Defense2007Kampala, Uganda
Modeling of Longitudinal HIV Viral Load DataPosterStatistical and Epidemiological Issues in HIV Research Workshop2007Vail, CO
Adaptive modeling of longitudinal viral load dataPoster135th APHA2007San Diego, CA
DNA microarray analysis of the NS3 and NS5B genes from Hepatitis C genotype 1a infected patientsPosterFrontiers in Drug Development for Viral Hepatitis2007Lahaina, HI
Adaptive Modeling of Longitudinal HIV Viral Load DataPosterStatistical and Epidemiological Issues in HIV Research Workshop2007Vail, CO
Adaptive Prediction of Viral Load with MEMS AdherencePosterInternational Association of Physicians in AIDS Care International Conference on HIV Treatment Adher2007Jersey City, NJ
Development of new resistance mutations in a cohort of HIV-infected substance users taking HAARTTalkInternational Association of Physicians in AIDS Care International Conference on HIV Treatment Adher2007Jersey City, NJ
Results of a comprehensive HIV medication adherence program in ConnecticutPosterInternational Association of Physicians in AIDS Care International Conference on HIV Treatment Adher2006Jersey City, New Jersey
Adaptive Analysis of Adherence Data for HIV+ SubjectsPosterInternational Association of Physicians in AIDS Care International Conference on HIV Treatment Adher2006Jersey City, NJ
Improved adherence to antiretroviral medication with a contingency management-based interventionPosterInternational Association of Physicians in AIDS Care International Conference on HIV Treatment Adher2006Jersey City, NJ
Electronically Monitored Adherence for HIV+ Subjects from the ATHENA ProjectPosterSociety of Behavioral Medicine 2006 Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions2006San Francisco, CA
Improved adherence to antiretroviral medication with a contingency management-based interventionPosterCollege on Problems in Drug Dependence 68th Annual meeting2006Scottsdale, Arizona
Results of a Comprehensive HIV Medication Adherence Program in ConnecticutTalkInternational Association of Physicians in AIDS Care2006Jersey City, New Jersey
Prospective Memory and Adherence to Prescribed MedicationPosterInternational Neuropsychological Society Conference2005Saint Louis, MO
Electronically Monitored Adherence for HIV+ Subjects from the ATHENA ProjectPoster17th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Eastern Nursing Research Society2005New York, NY
An Example Application of New Methods for Analyzing MEMS Cap Opening DataPosterAmerican Heart Association Second Scientific Conference on Compliance in Healthcare and Research2004Washington, DC
Use of standardized patient encounters (SPEs) for evaluation of HIV-related clinical skillsPosterInternational AIDS Conference2004Bangkok, Thailand
ATHENA: A RCT examining the effectiveness of a home based nursing intervention designed to improve adherence to HAARTPosterInternational AIDS Conference2004Bangkok, Thailand
Adaptive Poisson Regression of MEMS Adherence DataPosterThird Annual Elements of Success Conference2004Dallas, TX
Factors that Influence the Development of Patient Trust in Health Care Providers: Development of the Health Care Relationship (HCR) Trust ScalePoster15th Scientific Session of the Eastern Nursing Research Society2003New Haven, CT
Uses of electronic monitoring to improve adherence to prescribed medicationsTalkThe Science of Real-Time Data Capture: Self-Reports in Health Research Conference2003Charleston, SC
Pilot Study of Rapid Electronic Adherence Reporting with Provider Feedback on Adherence to Antiretroviral TherapyTalkProgram for the Study of Health Care Relationships2003Cromwell, Connecticut
Development of an Instrument to Measure Patients' Trust of Health Care ProvidersPosterDonaghue Foundation Program for the Study of Health Care Relationships2003Cromwell, CT
Development of an HIV Clinical Evaluation Tool Using Standardized Patient EncountersTalkBest Practices Workshop, Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s National Conference on Excellence in2002Washington, D.C
A novel method for visualizing individual electronic monitoring adherence dataPoster14th International AIDS Conference2002Barcelona, Spain
Evaluating electronic monitoring device use to measure antiretroviral adherencePoster14th International AIDS Conference2002Barcelona, Spain
Adherence to Self-Administered Antiretroviral Therapy in Incarcerated PatientsPoster40th annual Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) meeting2002Chicago, IL
Electronic monitoring device event modeling on an individual-subject basis using adaptive Poisson regressionTalk130th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition2002Philadelphia, PA
HIV resistance testing: an "in house developed" assayPosterAmerican Society for Microbiology2001Orlando, Fl
Monetary reinforcement combined with structured training increases compliance to antiretroviral therapyPosterCollege on Problems of Drug Dependence1999Acapulco, Mexico
Predictors of Clinical Response to Protease Inhibitor-Containing Antiviral Regimens in HIV DiseasePosterConnecticut Infectious Diseases Society1998
History and Physical Examination Predicts the Etiology of Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Hospitalized HIV-Infected PatientsPosterConnecticut Infectious Diseases Society 1995
History and Physical Examination Predicts the Etiology of Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Hospitalized HIV-Infected PatientsPosterInfectious Disease Society of America1995