2018 - Postdoctoral Associate

Yale University

Mentor: Dr. Frederick L. Altice

2017 - 2018 Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of Connecticut

Mentor: Dr. Michael Copenhaver

2017 Ph.D., Public Health

University of Connecticut

2013 Master of Public Health

University of Connecticut

2011 B.S., (summa cum laude) with Highest Distinction

Wiley College

Research Interests HIV

Substance Abuse

Neurocognitive Impairment

mHealth or Digital Health

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)

Roman Shrestha is currently a Postdoctoral Associate at Yale University. He holds a Master in Public Health (2013) and PhD in Public Health (2017) and completed a year of postdoctoral training (2018) at the University of Connecticut.

Roman's research primarily involves enhancing the design, delivery, and placement of HIV prevention interventions that target high-risk underserved populations, and have conducted research in a range of settings, including community and healthcare, addiction treatment, and criminal justice settings, both domestically and internationally. Specifically, his interdisciplinary line of research involves examining health-related behaviors that contribute to the disproportionate burden of syndemic health issues, comprising addiction, HIV, and mental illness, that have profound implications for HIV prevention efforts. He is particularly passionate about translational research that enhances the continuum of evidence-based interventions to maximize community impact, with implications for social and health policy. As such, his work contributes to reducing the HIV epidemic that disproportionately affects socioeconomically disadvantaged (i.e., drug users), and more recently among sexual minority group (i.e., men who have sex with men or ‘MSM’).

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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