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Dr. Paula L. Pollard-Thomas

Dr. Paula L. Pollard-Thomas, MD, CPE, AE-C

I am a Board-Certified Family Physician with more than 17 years of experience in service to my community. I have a strong interest in women’s health and also in obesity medicine. My passion is for preventive medicine and ensuring that everyone is educated and empowered to achieve their best health.


  • Family Medicine

Board Certifications

  • ABMS Family Medicine


  • Grady

Education & Training

  • Medical School: Albany Medical College
  • Internship: Jamaica Hospital Medical Center
  • Residency: Jamaica Hospital Medical Center

Honors & Awards

AMA Recognition Award


Implementation and Evaluation of a Pilot Training to Improve Transgender Competency Among Medical Staff in an Urban Clinic, Transgend Health. 2016; 1(1): 45-53

Prevention. Mucosal Immunology. Mucosal Immunology. July 2017; 10(4):996-1007.

PMCID: PMC5433931

Haaland RE, Martin A, Holder AN, Fountain J, Hall L, Pescatore N, Heeke S, Kelley CF.

Urine Tenofovir and Emtricitabine Concentrations Provide Biomarker for Exposure to HIV

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. AIDS. July 2017. AIDS. 2017; 31(11):1647-50.


Rolle CP, Rosenberg ES, Seigler AJ, Sanchez TH, Luisi N, Weiss K, Cutro S, del Rio C,

Sullivan PS, Kelley CF. Challenges in Translating PrEP Interest into Uptake in an

Observational Study of Young Black MSM. JAIDS. 2017; 76(3):250-8. PMCID:


Pescatore NA, Pollak R, Kraft CS, Mulle JG, Kelley CF. Anatomic site of sampling and the

rectal mucosal microbiota in HIV negative MSM engaging in CRAI. AIDS Research and

Human Retroviruses. 2018 34(3):277-281. PMCID: PMC5863096

Serota DP, Rosenberg ES, Lockard AM, Rolle CM, Luisi N, Cutro S, del Rio C, Siegler AJ, Sanchez TH, Sullivan PS, Kelley CF. Beyond the Biomedical: PrEP Failures in a Cohort of Young Black Men who have Sex with Men in Atlanta, GA. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2018 Aug 31:67(6):965-970.

Haaland RE, Fountain J, Hu Y, Holder A, Dinh C, Hall L, Pescatore NA, Heeke S, Hart CE, Xu J, Hu Y, Kelley CF. Repeated rectal application of a hyperosmolar lubricant is associated with microbiota shifts but does not affect PrEP drug concentrations: results from a randomized trial in men who have sex with men. Journal of the International AIDS Society. October 2018, 21:e25199. PMID: 30378274

Lockard A, Rosenberg ES, Sullivan PS, Kelley CF, Serota DP, Rolle CPM, Luisi N, Pingel E, Siegler AJ. Contrasting self-perceived need and guideline-based indication for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis among young, black men who have sex with men offered PrEP in Atlanta, GA. AIDS and Patient Care and STDs. 2019 March; 33(3):112-119. PMID: 30844305

Siegler AJ, Rosenthal EM, Sullivan PS, Ahlschlager L, Kelley CF, Mehta CC, Moore RH,

Rosenberg ES, Cecil MP. A Double-Blind, Single Center, Randomized 3-way Crossover Trial of Fitted, Thin and Standard Condoms for Vaginal and Anal Sex: C-PLEASURE Study Protocol and Baseline Data. JMIR Research Protocols. Accepted February 2019.

Summers NA, Kelley CF, Armstrong W, Marconi VC, Nguyen ML. Not a Disease of the Past:

A Case Series of Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy in the Established

Antiretroviral Era. AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses. Accepted March 2019.

Amancha PK, Ackerley CG, Duphare C, Lee M, Hu Y, Amara RR, Kelley CF. Distribution of

Functional CD4 and CD8 T cell Subsets in Blood and Rectal Mucosal Tissues.

Scientific Reports. Accepted March 2019.