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Danielle Ompad
Danielle C. Ompad, PhD
CDUHR - Deputy Director and Director, Dissemination & Implementation Core
NYU College of Global Public Health - Associate Professor
Education
PhD, Infectious Disease Epidemiology, The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
MHS, Infectious Disease Epidemiology, The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
BS, Biology, Bowie State University
Research Interests
PWUDs, PWIDs, Club drugs, Natural history, Social determinants, Drug cessation, Urban health
BIO
Danielle C. Ompad is the Deputy Director for CDUHR and Director of CDUHR’s Dissemination & Implementation Core.  She is also an Associate Professor at NYU’s College of Global Public Health.  Dr. Ompad is an infectious disease epidemiologist with extensive experience in design, conduct, and analysis of community-based cross-sectional and prospective studies.  Her research interests include illicit substance use, sexual risk behaviors, infectious diseases (e.g., HIV, HBV, HCV, HSV, and HPV), adult access to vaccines, and urban health.  She has studied HIV risk, and social determinants of that risk, among drug using populations in the US (Baltimore and New York, in particular), Ukraine, and Russia.  Dr. Ompad was a member of the Synergy Circle of the Knowledge Network on Urban Settings, a network created by WHO’s Commission on Social Determinants of Health to consider the role of urbanization in health outcomes. She has also been a consultant to the WHO and PAHO on urban health issues. She was a member of the Rockefeller Foundation-funded Roundtable for Urban Living Environment Research (RULER) group. She is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Urban Health and former secretary for the International Society for Urban Health.
Projects
Principal Investigator, Application of a Syndemic Framework to HPV and HSV Infection in Emergent Adult Men. Active
Principal Investigator, Feasibility of PrEP for Persons Who Inject Amphetamines in New York City and Rural Illinois. Active
Principal Investigator, HIV Research Capacity Building in the Philippines. Completed
Principal Investigator, Heroin Cessation and HIV Risk: A Case-Control Study. Completed
Principal Investigator, Testing a Model of Resilience to Develop an Intervention for Healthy Aging in Older HIV-Seropositive Adults. Completed
Publications

Recent

Ompad DC, Tozan Y (2019).
A systems science approach to urban health
In Galea S, Ettman CK, Vlahov D (Eds.)
Urban health.
New York: Oxford University Press. Description on Publisher's Website.

Chikovani I, Ompad DC, Uchaneishvili M, Sulaberidze L, Sikharulidze K, Hagan H, VanDevanter NL (2019).
On the way to hepatitis C elimination in the Republic of Georgia – Barriers and facilitators for people who inject drugs for engaging in the treatment program: A formative qualitative study
PLoS One, 14 (4), e0216123. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0216123.

Deren S, Cortes T, Dickson VV, Guilamo-Ramos V, Han BH, Karpiak S, Naegle M, Ompad DC, Wu B (2019).
Substance use among older people living with HIV: Challenges for health care providers
Frontiers in Public Health, 7, 94. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2019.00094. PMCID: PMC6491638.

Meylakhs P, Friedman SR, Meylakhs A, Mateu-Gelabert P, Ompad DC, Alieva A, Dmitrieva A (2019).
A new generation of drug users in St. Petersburg, Russia? HIV, HCV, and overdose risks in a mixed-methods pilot study of young hard drug users
AIDS and Behavior [Epub 2019 Apr 11]. doi: 10.1007/s10461-019-02489-6.

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.


Notable

Ompad DC, Bell DL, Amesty S, Nyitray AG, Papenfuss M, Lazcano-Ponce E, Villa LL, Giuliano AR (2013).
Men who purchase sex, who are they? An interurban comparison
Journal of Urban Health, 90 (6), 1166-1180. doi: 10.1007/s11524-013-9809-8. PMCID: PMC3853174.

Ompad DC, Nandi V, Cerda M, Crawford N, Galea S, Vlahov D (2012).
Beyond income: Material resources among drug users in economically-disadvantaged New York City neighborhoods
Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 120 (1-3), 127-134. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2011.07.008. PMCID: PMC3225725.

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