Lauren E. Richey, MD, MPH, FIDSA

Associate Professor of Medicine


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
College of Arts and Sciences
Chapel Hill, NC
Bachelor of Science in Biology, Minor in Chemistry
Graduated with Distinction, 2001

Thomas Jefferson University
Jefferson Medical College
Philadelphia, PA
Doctor of Medicine, 2007

Tulane University School of Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
New Orleans, LA
Internal Medicine Internship and Residency, 2010

Tulane University School of Medicine
Section of Infectious Diseases
New Orleans, LA
Infectious Diseases Fellowship, 2012

Johns Hopkins University
Bloomberg School of Public Health
Baltimore, MD
Master in Public Health, Concentration in Infectious Disease 2006

Tulane University
School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
New Orleans LA
Tropical Medicine Diploma Certificate, 2011



Research Interests

HIV; Linkage and Retention in Care; Hepatitis C

Selected Publications
  1. Halperin J, Pathmanathan I, Richey LE.  Disclosure of HIV Status to Social Networks Is Strongly Associated with Increased Retention Among an Urban Cohort in New Orleans.  AIDS Patient Care and STDS 2013; 27(7):375-377.
  2. Richey LE, Carpenter EJ, Barbeau JM, Hadi CM.  Rapid HIV Testing in a New Orleans Emergency Department is Effective in Identifying New HIV Diagnoses and in Linking Patients to Care.  Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society 2014:266(1).
  3. Richey LE, Halperin J, Pathmanathan I, Van Sickels N, Seals PS.  From Diagnosis to Engagement in HIV Care: Assessment and Predictors of Linkage and Retention in Care Among Patients Diagnosed by Emergency Department Based Testing in an Urban Public Hospital.  AIDS Patient Care and STDS 2014; 28(6):277-279.
  4. Bean MC, Richey LE, Williams K, Wahlquist A, Neitert P, Kilby JM.  Tobacco Use Patterns in Southern HIV Clinic.  Southern Medical Journal 2016;109(5):305-308.
  5. Halperin J, Bean MC, Richey LE.  Laboratory Markers Slightly Overestimate Retention in HIV Care Among Newly Diagnosed Individuals.  AIDS Care 2016;28(9):1188-91.
  6. Richey LE, Oh Y, Tchamba DM, Engle M, Formby L, Salgado CD.  When Should Contact Precautions be Discontinued for Patients with Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus?  American Journal for Infection Control 2017;45(1):75-76.
  7. Bean MC, Scott L, Kilby JM, Richey LE.  Use of an Outreach Coordinator to Re-engage and Retain Patients with HIV Care.  AIDS Patient Care and STDs 2017;31(5):222-226.
  8. Bean MC, Scott L, Kilby JM, Richey LE.  Use of an Outreach Coordinator to Re-engage and Retain Patients at Risk of Falling Out of Care.  Does the Amount of Time Matter?  AIDS Behavior 2017:22(1):321-324.
  9. Halperin J, Katz M, Pathmanathan I, Myers L, Van Sickels N, Seal P, Richey LE.   Earlier HIV Diagnosis Leads to Significantly Decreased Costs in the First Two Years of HIV Care in an Urban Charity Hospital in New Orleans.  Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care. 2017;16(6):527-530.