Roland C. Merchant Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Associate Professor of Community Health

ROLAND CLAYTON MERCHANT, MD, MPH, ScD is an Attending Physician in the Emergency Departments at Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children's Hospital. Dr. Merchant has a Masters degree in Public Health (Quantitative methods) and a doctorate in epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Residency Training: Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY and Internship at National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda

Fellowship Training: Research Fellow in the Section of Emergency Medicine and Division of Infectious Diseases, Rhode Island Hospital

Board Certified: Emergency Medicine

Brown Affiliations

scholarly work

Merchant RC and Mayer KH. Perspectives on new nonoccupational HIV post-exposure prophylaxis guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. JAMA. 2005;293(19):2407-9.

Merchant RC. Antiretroviral postexposure prophylaxis after sexual, injection-drug use, or other nonoccupational exposure to HIV in the United States. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2005;46(1):82-6.

Merchant RC, Mayer KH, Browning CA. Development of guidelines on nonoccupational HIV postexposure prophylaxis for the State of Rhode Island. Public Health Reports. 2004;119(2):136-40.

Merchant RC, Keshavarz R, Low C. HIV post-exposure prophylaxis provided to adolescent females after sexual assault at an urban pediatric emergency department. Emergency Medicine Journal. 2004;21(4):449-51.

research overview

HIV, HCV, and STD screening and diagnostic testing, substance misuse interventions, HIV information and education interventions, emergency medicine research, blood or body fluid exposure evaluations and post-exposure prophylaxis