Victoria Raveis, PhD
NYU College of Dentistry - Research Professor
NYU Colleges of Dentistry & Nursing - Director, Psychosocial Research Unit on Health, Aging & the Community
NYU College of Global Public Health - Associate Faculty
PhD, Sociology, Columbia University
MPhil, Sociology, Columbia University
MA, Sociology, Boston College
BA, Sociology, University of Connecticut
Research Interests
Psychosocial oncology, Social gerontology, Family caregiving, Bereavement, Social determinants of health disparities, HIV, Disaster preparedness, Qualitative/mixed methods research
Victoria H. Raveis is a medical sociologist and social gerontologist, with a background in psycho-oncology and public health.  An experienced mixed methods researcher, she has a long-standing program of federally-funded health services research.  Dr. Raveis develops evidence-based, culturally-sensitive, family-focused, health promotion and disease management services and programs that she has tailored for diverse communities. Her application of a multi-generational family-focused care management perspective on aging-in-place is advancing understanding of the factors impacting adjustment to changes in functioning and health across the life span, informing program development and health policies for an aging population impacted by health-related loss. Cancer, HIV/AIDS, and more recently Alzheimer’s disease, have been the principal health conditions addressed. Currently, Dr. Raveis is testing the patient-centered benefits of early implementation of the palliative approach integrated with on-going outpatient HIV care for patients difficult to engage and retain in care. In other investigations in this area she has explored the life priorities and care goals of persons living with advanced HIV/AIDS and their health services experiences as they approached the end-of-life.  Dr. Raveis has also examined symptom interpretation and self-reported illness behavior, adherence, attitudes towards testing and risk behavior in vulnerable and underserved populations living with HIV-infection.
Principal Investigator, CASA: Care and Support Access Study for Implementation of a Palliative Approach with HIV Treatment. Completed


Bortner AC, Lee MC, Karus DG, Lockman K, Brotemarkle R, Carrero-Tagle M, Hossain MB, Henley Y, Raveis VH, Alexander CS (2022).
Young same-gender-loving men (SGLM) living with HIV continue to experience symptoms that may impair their retention in care
Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 33 (1), 385-397. doi: 10.1353/hpu.2022.0029.

Kovner C, Raveis VH, Van Devanter N, Yu G, Glassman K, Ridge LJ (2021).
The psychosocial impact on frontline nurses of caring for patients with COVID-19 during the first wave of the pandemic in New York City
Nursing Outlook, 69 (5), 744-754. doi: 10.1016/j.outlook.2021.03.019. PMCID: PMC8020119.

Alexander CS, Raveis VH, Karus D, Carrero-Tagle M, Lee MC, Pappas G, Lockman K, Brotemarkle R, Memiah P, Mulasi I, Hossain BM, Welsh C, Henley Y, Piet L, N'Diaye S, Murray R, Haltiwanger D, Smith CR, Flynn C, Redfield R, Silva CL, Amoroso A, Selwyn P (2021).
Early use of the palliative approach to improve patient outcomes in HIV disease: Insights and findings from the Care and Support Access (CASA) Study 2013-2019
American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 38 (4), 332-339. doi: 10.1177/1049909120951129.

Raveis VH, Stone PW, Pogorzelska-Maziarz M (2017).
Applying a qualitative approach to examine the implementation of mandatory health practice change within health care institutions
Sage Research Methods Cases Part 2. doi: 10.4135/9781526423535.

Alexander CS, Raveis VH, Karus DG, Lee MC, Tagle MC, Brotemarkle R, Pappas G, Selwyn P (2017).
Patient centered care for persons with HIV disease: Protocol review for CASA study (Care and Support Access) early in chronic disease management
Journal of Palliative Care and Medicine, 7 (2), 1000300. doi: 10.4172/2165-7386.1000300.

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