Farzana Kapadia, PhD
NYU School of Global Public Health - Associate Professor
PhD, Epidemiology, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
MPH, Community Public Health, New York University
BS, Biology and History, Binghamton, SUNY
Research Interests
Social and structural factors influencing STIs/HIV risk
Farzana Kapadia is an epidemiologist whose research seeks to understand the distribution, determinants and consequences of HIV/AIDS across the lifespan. Dr. Kapadia conducts research that explores contextual factors influencing HIV/AIDS risk and related outcomes among vulnerable and, often marginalized adolescents and young adults. Given the chronic nature of HIV/AIDS, her research also seeks to understand the impact of HIV/AIDS on the physical, mental, and behavioral health of older, HIV+ adults. Across these lines of inquiry, her focus is on how contextual factors such as social and sexual network level factors, promote the diffusion of information, disease risk or disease progression. Thus, her research focuses on the salience of social and sexual networks in creating opportunities to engage in HIV related risk behavior but also as a means of promoting resilience to HIV/AIDS and its associated outcomes.
Principal Investigator, Application of a Syndemic Framework to HPV and HSV Infection in Emergent Adult Men. Active
Principal Investigator, Evaluating the Efficacy and Feasibility of Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Among Male Sex Workers in Eastern Kenya. Active
Principal Investigator, Feasibility Assessment of Real-Time Geospatial Methods to Explore Social and Spatial Contexts of Substance Use and HIV Risk in YMSM. Completed
Principal Investigator, Testing a Model of Resilience to Develop an Intervention for Healthy Aging in Older HIV-Seropositive Adults. Completed
Principal Investigator, Understanding the Barriers and Facilitators to Healthcare Access among Young Gay and Bisexual Men. Completed


Kapadia F, Landers S (2020).
Ending the HIV epidemic: Getting to zero AND staying at zero
American Journal of Public Health, 110 (1), 15-16. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2019.305462. PMCID: PMC6893343.

Kapadia F, D'Avanzo PA, Cook SH, Barton S, Halkitis SN, Halkitis PN (2019).
Positive development and changes in self-rated health among young sexual minority males: The P18 cohort study
Behavioral Medicine, 45 (4), 304-313. doi: 10.1080/08964289.2018.1536644. PMCID: PMC6639145.

Landers S, Kapadia F (2019).
50 years after Stonewall, the LGBTQ health movement embodies empowerment, expertise, and energy
American Journal of Public Health, 109 (6), 849-850. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2019.305087.

Halkitis PN, Valera P, LoSchiavo CE, Goldstone SE, Kanztanou M, Maiolatesi AJ, Ompad DC, Greene RE, Kapadia F (2019).
Human papillomavirus vaccination and infection in young sexual minority men: The P18 cohort study
AIDS Patient Care and STDS, 33 (4), 149-156. doi: 10.1089/apc.2018.0276. PMCID: PMC6459271.

Griffin-Tomas M, Cahill S, Kapadia F, Halkitis PN (2019).
Access to health services among young adult gay men in New York City
American Journal of Men's Health, 13 (1), 1557988318818683. doi: 10.1177/1557988318818683.

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