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121 South Main Street,
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Providence, RI 02912-G
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Roland Merchant, MD, MPH, ScD

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Roland Merchant

Title: Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Department: Emergency Medicine

+1 401 444 5109

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Overview | Publications

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


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

Selected Publications

  • 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.(2005)
  • 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.(2005)
  • 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.(2004)
  • 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.(2004)