Farzana Kapadia, PhD, MPH
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
HIV/STIs, Epidemiology, HIV prevention, Urban populations
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. Completed
Principal Investigator, Evaluating the Efficacy and Feasibility of Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Among Male Sex Workers in Eastern Kenya. Completed
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


Cook SH, Wood EP, Kapadia F, Halkitis PN (2024).
Adult attachment anxiety is protective against the effects of internalized homophobia on condomless sex among young sexual minority men: The P18 cohort study
Journal of Sex Research, 61 (5), 742-749. doi: 10.1080/00224499.2023.2167192. PMCID: PMC10390643.

Kaul CM, Moore BE, Kaplan-Lewis E, Casey E, Pitts RA, Pagan Pirallo P, Lim S, Kapadia F, Cohen GM, Khan M, Mgbako O (2023).
EquiPrEP: An implementation science protocol for promoting equitable access and uptake of long-acting injectable HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (LAI-PrEP)
PLoS One, 18 (9), e0291657. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0291657. PMCID: PMC10508596.

Kapadia F (2023).
Data democratization for health equity: A public health of consequence, August 2023
American Journal of Public Health, 113 (8), 839-840. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2023.307350. PMCID: PMC10323841.

Pitts RA, Ban K, Greene RE, Kapadia F, Braithwaite RS (2023).
Sustaining PrEP prescriptions at a safety-net hospital in New York City during COVID-19: Lessons learned
AIDS and Behavior, 27 (8), 2507-2512. doi: 10.1007/s10461-023-03977-6. PMCID: PMC9825066.

Kapadia F (2023).
Public health data of the people, by the people, for the people: A public health of consequence, June 2023
American Journal of Public Health, 113 (6), 618-619. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2023.307295. PMCID: PMC10186840.

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