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Des Jarlais
Don C. Des Jarlais, PhD
CDUHR - Associate Director, Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Theory Core
NYU College of Global Public Health - Professor
Education
PhD, Social Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
BA, Behavioral Science, Rice University
Research Interests
Injecting drug use, Epidemiology, HIV, HCV, Research synthesis
BIO
For over 30 years Don Des Jarlais has been conducting HIV/AIDS research among persons who inject drugs (PWID). He is PI of the “Risk Factors” study (R01DA003574), which was instrumental in tracking the HIV/AIDS epidemic in New York City. This study has been funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse since 1983 and is the longest continuously funded study on HIV/AIDS in persons who use drugs. He has conducted HIV/AIDS research nationally (Seattle, CDC CIDUS studies, national syringe exchange survey) and internationally (in over 20 different countries). He has served as a consultant on these issues to the World Health Organization, the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Projects
Principal Investigator, Combined Prevention to Reduce Initiation Into Injecting Drug Use. Active
Principal Investigator, DRIVE (Drug Use and Blood-Borne Infections in Vietnam): Combined Prevention and Care to End the HIV Epidemic Among People Who Inject Drugs in Haiphong, Vietnam. Active
Principal Investigator, Evaluating ART for All HIV Seropositives: Can It Work with the Hardest Cases?. Active
Principal Investigator, Risk Factors for AIDS among Drug Users: Getting Close to Zero. Active
Principal Investigator, Barriers to Reason: Laws Impacting HIV Prevention Efforts among IDUs in the United States. Completed
Principal Investigator, Combined HIV Prevention for PWID and Future Collaborative Research in Vietnam. Completed
Principal Investigator, Expanded Syringe Access Program: NY Evaluation (ESAP). Completed
Principal Investigator, HIV Infection in Ethnic Minority IDUs: An International Systematic Review. Completed
Principal Investigator, HIV Transmission among Injecting and Non-Injecting Drug Users in Tallinn, Estonia. Completed
Principal Investigator, Multiple HIV Prevention Packages for IDUs in Estonia. Completed
Principal Investigator, National Study of Syringe Exchange Programs. Completed
Principal Investigator, WHO Survey Coordinating Center, Drug Injecting Study – Phase 2. Completed
Publications

Recent

Des Jarlais D, Uuskula A, Talu A, Barnes DM, Raag M, Arasteh K, Org G, Demarest D, Feelemyer J, Berg H, Tross S (2019).
Implementing an updated “Break the Cycle” intervention to reduce initiating persons into injecting drug use in an Eastern European and a US “opioid epidemic” setting
AIDS and Behavior [Epub 2019 Mar 16]. doi: 10.1007/s10461-019-02467-y.

Tempalski B, Cooper HLF, Kelley ME, Linton SL, Wolfe ME, Chen YT, Ross Z, Des Jarlais DC, Friedman SR, Williams LD, Semaan S, DiNenno E, Wejnert C, Broz D, Paz-Bailey G (2019).
Identifying which place characteristics are associated with the odds of recent HIV testing in a large sample of people who inject drugs in 19 US metropolitan areas
AIDS and Behavior, 23 (2), 318-335. doi: 10.1007/s10461-018-2217-z. PMCID: PMC6318077.

Hwahng SJ, Allen B, Zadoretzky C, Barber H, McKnight C, Des Jarlais D (2019).
Alternative kinship structures, resilience and social support among immigrant trans Latinas in the USA
Culture, Health and Sexuality, 21 (1), 1-15. doi: 10.1080/13691058.2018.1440323.

Des Jarlais DC (2019).
Commentary on Grebely et al. (2019): Ending HCV epidemics among people who inject drugs
Addiction, 114 (1), 167-168. doi: 10.1111/add.14427.

Feelemyer J, Duong Thi H, Khue Pham M, Hoang Thi G, Thi Tuyet Thanh N, Thi Hai Oanh K, Arasteh K, Moles JP, Vu Hai V, Vallo R, Quillet C, Rapoud D, Michel L, Hammett T, Laureillard D, Nagot N, Des Jarlais D, Drive Study Team (2018).
Increased methamphetamine use among persons who inject drugs in Hai Phong, Vietnam, and the association with injection and sexual risk behaviors
Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 50 (5), 382-389. doi: 10.1080/02791072.2018.1508790. PMCID: PMC6379246.


Notable

Des Jarlais DC, Duong HT (2018).
Ending HIV epidemics among people who inject drugs in LMICs
Lancet, 392 (10149), 714-719. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(18)31721-5.

Dr. Des Jarlais' ResearchGate Profile
Selected Press