Roland Clayton Merchant
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Roland Clayton Merchant, MD, MPH ScD

Emergency Medicine

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About Me

Dr. Roland Clayton (Clay) Merchant is Professor of Emergency Medicine and Vice Chair of Research, Department of Emergency Medicine. He practices emergency medicine at The Mount Sinai Hospital. His research interests include HIV/HCV/STD, substance use and health literacy screening and interventions; blood/body fluid exposure management; and program implementation.

Dr. Merchant’s research concerns the intersection of emergency medicine, infectious diseases, and public health. He has been continuously supported as a principal investigator by the National Institutes of Health since 2004, and also has received funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and private foundations. Prior to joining the faculty at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, he was on faculty at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School for three years, on faculty at the Alpert Medical School and the School of Public Health of Brown University for almost seventeen years. He mentors junior investigators from multiple levels of training on research methodology: undergraduate students, medical students, residents, fellows, and junior faculty.

Implementation Science Certificate Program, University of California San Francisco
Doctor of Science (Epidemiology), Harvard School of Public Health
Master of Public Health (Quantitative Methods), Harvard School of Public Health
Research Fellowship, The Miriam Hospital/Rhode Island Hospital/Brown University

PROFESSOR | Emergency Medicine
Hospital Affiliations
  • Mount Sinai Morningside
  • Mount Sinai Beth Israel
  • Mount Sinai Brooklyn
  • Mount Sinai Queens
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Mount Sinai West