Dr. Tesoriero is the Director for the Center of Program Development, Implementation, Research and Evaluation (CPDIRE). In this capacity he oversees research and evaluation activities at the AIDS Institute, leads the development and implementation of new programming, directs national quality improvement and training initiatives, and secures new grant opportunities. Prior to this position, Dr. Tesoriero served as Director of the Division of HIV/STD Epidemiology, Evaluation and Partner Services from 2016-2019 and as the Director of HIV/STD/HCV Prevention from 2012-2016. In those capacities he oversaw HIV and STD surveillance and partner services for NYS and over 75 million dollars in statewide initiatives dedicated to HIV testing, HIV and STD partner services, condom promotion and distribution, behavioral interventions for HIV positive and high-risk individuals, LGBT health, drug user health including syringe access and overdose prevention, and various policy initiatives designed to remove barriers to effective HIV programming.
Current research interests include data driven decision making, assessing the impact of New York State's effort to end its AIDS epidemic, and maximizing New York State's Partner Services-led initiatives, including Data-to-care, molecular epidemiology, and those within the NYS prison system.