McKaylee Robertson

ISPH Investigator

Ph.D. Epidemiology,
CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy

McKaylee leads the analysis and dissemination of large-scale and real-world effectiveness studies and the design and evaluation of programs which aim to improve HIV outcomes using technology and/or novel service delivery models. Her research is primarily focused on the areas of HIV, disease surveillance, and epidemiological methods developments. McKaylee has worked at the local and national levels in public health, developing and implementing a novel national pilot for HIV clinical and behavioral surveillance and using applied research methods for informing and improving health services. She has broad experience with the planning, implementation, and evaluation of programmatic and surveillance activities.

McKaylee earned her Ph.D. in Epidemiology from the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy.

Recent publications:


Nash D, Robertson M. How to Evolve the Response to the Global HIV Epidemic With New Metrics and Targets Based on Pre-Treatment CD4 Counts. Curr HIV/AIDS Rep. 2019 Jul 5. doi: 10.1007/s11904-019-00452-7. [Epub ahead of print]

Stevens ER, Nucifora KA, Irvine MK, Penrose K, Robertson M, Kulkarni S, Robbins R, Abraham B, Nash D, Braithwaite RS. Cost-effectiveness of HIV care coordination scale-up among persons at high risk for sub-optimal HIV care outcomes. PLoS One. 2019 Apr 25;14(4):e0215965. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0215965. eCollection 2019.

Robertson MM, Braunstein SL, Hoover DR, Li S, Nash D. Timeliness of HIV Diagnosis and Antiretroviral Treatment Initiation in the Era of Universal Test and Treat. J Infect Dis. 2019 Apr 4. pii: jiz148. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiz148. [Epub ahead of print]

Robertson MM, Penrose K, Irvine MK, Robbins RS, Kulkarni S, Braunstein SL, Waldron L, Harriman G, Nash D. Impact of an HIV Care Coordination Program on Durable Viral Suppression. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2018 Oct 1. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000001877. [Epub ahead of print]

Robertson MM, Waldron L, Robbins RS, Chamberlin S, Penrose K, Levin B, Kulkarni S, Braunstein SL, Irvine MK, Nash D. Using Registry Data to Construct a Comparison Group for Programmatic Effectiveness Evaluation: The New York City HIV Care Coordination Program.  Am J Epidemiol. 2018 Sep 1;187(9):1980-1989.