Education
                                                            PhD, UConn, 2017 (Public Health)
                                                            MPH, UConn, 2013
                                                            B.S. Wiley College, 2011 (Biology)
 

Research Interests
                                                            HIV
                                                            Substance Abuse
                                                            Neurocognitive Impairment
                                                            mHealth or Digital Health
                                                            Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)

Roman Shrestha is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Connecticut. He holds a Master in Public Health (MPH) and PhD in Public Health from the University of Connecticut Health Center. His research interests lie broadly in the areas of HIV prevention, with particular focus on combination approach to HIV prevention (i.e., integration of biomedical and behavioral interventions), neurocognitive impairment, and substance abuse.

His research primarily involves the development and testing of innovative HIV prevention approaches, particularly among high risk populations. Roman has been undertaking and leading a bio-behavioral project that involves integrating an evidence-based biomedical approach (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis; PrEP) with a brief evidence-based behavioral approach (Community-friendly Health Recovery Program; CHRP) that incorporates innovative tools (e.g., mHealth technology, cognitive remediation strategies) specifically designed to accommodate the disruptive impact that neurocognitive impairment may have on PrEP adherence and HIV risk reduction behaviors.

He has been involved in a number of NIDA- and CDC-funded research projects that deal with HIV risk reduction among priority populations within community-based, clinical, and criminal justice settings. Reflecting his research leadership and broad interests, Roman has published widely across a range of topics and in esteemed peer-reviewed journals.

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Phone
          (203) 781-4690

Email
          roman.shrestha@uconn.edu

Address

          Department of Allied Health Sciences
          University of Connecticut
          358 Mansfield Road, Unit 1101
          Storrs, CT 06269

Office Location
          APT Foundation
          Harm Reduction Unit (2nd floor)
          495 Congress Avenue 
          New Haven, CT 06519 

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